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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:

Ivy League Tuition 2011-2015.jpg

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%.


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