Higher Education Cost Drivers

CollegeCampusConcerns that skyrocketing costs may be driving many Virginia families away from higher education prompted state lawmakers to mandate a study to discover which factors are making tuition and fees so expensive.  In its second in a series of reports, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission broke down the costs of non-academic university services, including athletics, recreation centers, housing, and dining.  And as Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports, it found that these “auxiliary enterprises” are one of the major cost drivers.

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