To VST:Really? Read more carefully and digest both words and tone.
The point is we should not let tuition costs rise by more than inflation, even
the tiniest amount. The Regents just allowed tuition inflation that is TWICE
the rate of inflation as measured by the CPI (or 2-3X depending on the time
period that one uses).The point is that the Board of Regents should
hold the line on tuition hikes, and not allow tuition prices to continue to
spiral out of control.
Why does the Board of Regents allow tuition to rise 0.00001% more than
inflation??? Hold Higher Ed's feet to the fire to cut costs and innovate
instead of giving them 2-3X inflation hikes in inflation year after year. Shame
on the BOR for enabling higher ed's addiction to tuition increases.
It is positively obscene that the costs of college have been increased many
times the rate of inflation not only this year, but every year for at least a
decade, and probably closer to 25 years. EVERY YEAR!Whatever the
schools are dong with the money does not end up producing graduates that know
more or will get better jobs. Perhaps it is eaten up (or wasted) on fancy perks
for the bloated bureaucracy, or the elite presidents, or for unnecessary sports
programs, or frivolous (but very politically correct) course offerings. Or,
maybe it is used to compensate for the dismal level of preparation among
graduates of public K-12 schools.In any case, this raise is not
needed and is an insult to the taxpayers and students of this state.What the Regents should be doing is figuring out how to make a 10% cut in
costs next year and 5% more in each of the next 4 years.
How much of this increase is going to the president's salary end others
"toys" at the university? UVU alone just built a new recreational center
(that most of us students will never use), computer labs which outnumber the
students, and more high tech gadgets in every classroom that don't enhance
"Gov. Gary Herbert presents plan to increase number of Utahns with
degrees... seeks to have 66 percent of Utah adults holding some form of
post-secondary degree or certificate by the year 2020. Good luck
with that goal Gov. if they continue to raise tuition costs.
Well, ASU online is looking more enticing. They even have an online Electrical
Kaladin,I disagree. Earning power may have flattened, but it has not
dropped so drastically as you suggest. And education is always a great
investment, with financial considerations (ROI) being only one small part of
what justifies higher education. Being an educated person, living among educated
people, in an educated society is priceless.
Across the country tuition continues to go up even as earning goes down. The
pursuit of continued education is a noble one - I have advanced degrees myself -
but the cost is often prohibitive as earning power is often not able to make up
for the cost of education.