In-State Tuition Increases Sharply at Some Public Schools

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Media Outlet: U.S. News & World Report

Kim Dancy was quoted in U.S. News & World Report on the recession's impact on sticker-price increases at public and private schools:

The bulk of sticker-price increases at private and public schools among all types of colleges and universities are attributable to the Great Recession, higher education policy analysts say. For the most part, hikes in tuition and fees have slowed, says Kim Dancy, a senior policy analyst in higher education at New America, a policy research center in Washington, D.C.

"Overall, the change in sticker price happened primarily during the recession, but there's sort of an inflationary increase that will happen every year of up to 1 to 4 percent. But during the recession the average increases were much higher than that, particularly among four-year public institutions," Dancy says.

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Kim Dancy is a senior policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She works with the higher education team, where she conducts original research and data analysis on higher education issues, including federal funding for education programs.