Case Study: Cost Of Tuition At OU

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Cost of Tuition at OU Planning for college is something that almost every high school student goes through and when done correctly it helps students to connect to the right educational options. Part of the planning process is looking at the cost associated with the respective colleges and universities they are interested in, and the fact the tuition costs for these colleges and universities continues to go up. There’s no escaping these costs either, because if you want to make a reasonable living in America than you are going to need a college degree. In the past 20 years, "tuition increased twice as fast as the overall cost of living (Larson, 63)." There is so much talk about college and the cost of going to school to get a degree that…show more content…
By one estimate, the cost of four-year public college tuition has tripled since the 1980s, outpacing both inflation and family income. (NY Times) This alone makes it impossible for the average student to attend a 4 year institution to attain a degree to better their life. Think of the number of families that are living at or below the poverty level, now sending their child to college becomes an additional burden that they cannot bear. The increase in the tuition burden is largely caused by declining state support for higher education in the past three decades. In both good times and bad, state governments have pushed more of the costs onto students, forcing many to take out big loans or be priced out of once affordable public colleges at a time when a college education is critical in the new economy. (NY…show more content…
If a student can graduate from high school with 15-20 college credits already this would cut down on the amount of time spent in college thus saving the student money. Although this seems like a good idea that reality of this is going to be very difficult. High Schools have certain credit hours their students have to achieve and let’s face it; the average high school student does not have the grades to take Advanced Placement classes. This could just further discourage some student from even attending college at all or even going as far as dropping out of high school because they are not able to achieve the required 15-20 college credit
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