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Five Year Tuition Growth: Worst in Class
Phil might talk about his abhorrence of super-inflationary price increases, but the reality is that he and Carol Folt and Jim Kim are pricing Supermen. The Boston Globe took U.S. Department of Education statistics and created a database of college tuition/room&board/fees increases between 2010-2011 and 2014-2015. Here are the Ivy League stats for that time period:
Geez. Do we always have to be the worst or second worst performer in the Ivies? The College now has the second highest tuition, the second lowest increase this year in the number of applicants, the second worst admit rate, and on and on.
Right now we are only the third worst Ivy in the U.S. News rankings, but I’m betting that in another September or two, we won’t be able to hold onto that position.
Addendum: Do the Trustees even have a clue about the poor job they have been doing for the last couple of decades? They have allowed a succession of weak Presidents to run the College into the ground.
Addendum: In the 2010-2015 period, the Consumer Price Index rose by 8.75%.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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