College Costs in the Commonwealth

CollegeCostsThe General Assembly’s watchdog agency says many of the factors driving up the cost of university tuition and fees are NOT directly related to instruction.  The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission has been examining higher education costs to determine the operational efficiency of the Commonwealth’s 15 four-year institutions—and whether ways can be found to reduce expenses.  And as Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports, JLARC found that the soaring tuition increases have exceeded inflation.

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