The Cost of Going to College

by Benjamin R. Andrews - 1925

THE COST of going to college is now probably five or more times what it was one hundred years ago. This increase in cost is in part due to the changes in general standards of life whereby former comforts and luxuries have become essentials, available to all through the multiplied productivity of power-machine industry. The increase in costs is also partly due to higher price levels so that, for example, with a practically unchanged standard of college living the student cost in one metropolitan institution has apparently increased one-third in the last nine years. For thirty years, college-student costs have been under discussion, and noteworthy contributions, statistical and otherwise, have been made as outlined in the bibliography herewith.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 27 Number 2, 1925, p. 129-129 ID Number: 5907, Date Accessed: 10/30/2020 3:50:04 PM

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