Spending gap grows between private universities and community colleges

Sept. 14, 2011
Private universities saw steady climb in spending in the last decade; spending stayed flat at community colleges

From The New York Times: As income inequality has increased in the United States over the last decade, so too has the gap between rich and poor colleges and universities. A new report, “Trends in College Spending,” found that between 1999 and 2009, private research universities that enroll about 1.1 million students increased their education-related spending per student by about $7,500, to almost $36,000. But in that same period, at public community colleges that enroll 6.7 million students, education-related spending stayed nearly flat, at slightly more than $10,000 per student.

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