Report says colleges are spending less on instruction

July 9, 2010
Delta Cost Project report indicates growing economic disparities between private and public institutions

From The New York Times: American colleges are spending a smaller share of their budgets on instruction, and more on recreational facilities for students and on administration, according to a new study of college costs.
The report was put together by “Trends in College Spending 1998-2008,” by the Delta Cost Project, a nonprofit group that advocates for controlling costs to keep college affordable. It documents a growing stratification of wealth across America’s system of higher education. At the top of the pyramid are private colleges and universities, which educate a small portion of the nation’s students; public universities and community colleges serve greater numbers, have fewer resources and are seeing tuition rise rapidly.
Read the report.

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