The Impoverishment of the American College Student
Tuition and fees at public colleges and universities consistently have risen two to three times as fast as the Consumer Price Index in recent years. Since 2000, these costs have grown 60 percent faster than health care costs. The results, James Koch
argues, have been rapidly rising student debt (now $1.4 trillion nationally), rising delinquencies in student debt repayment, and a dysfunctional stratification of public college student bodies on the basis of family incomes. Higher education funding and tuition and fee inflation are complicated matters that few people understand well. In The Impoverishment of the American College Student, Koch clarifies the central issues and explores the data to sort through the challenges. It is essential reading for anyone who believes that maintaining access to public colleges and keeping them affordable are vitally important to our society’s future. [From the back cover.]
Brookings Institution Press
Economics | Higher Education | Social Policy
Koch, James V., "The Impoverishment of the American College Student" (2019). Economics Faculty Books. 27.