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Statement of ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on College Board Trend Reports

October 24, 2012


​"The good news is that tuition increases have moderated at both public and private colleges and universities, but the bad news is that tuition continues to outpace inflation and growth in family income.

Eighty percent of students in the United States are enrolled in public institutions, and the biggest factor in higher tuition for most American families is state budget cuts. State governments often cut support for universities and raise tuition to make up the difference. In the last eight years alone, real state funding per full-time enrolled student has dropped 26 percent. Until states step up to their responsibilities, we won't see a change in this reality.

All colleges and universities want to keep tuition affordable, and many have taken impressive steps to this end, whether by adopting new business models, exploring new technological advances for delivering education, or other means. These innovations are critical in helping students and families pursue their educational dreams. But without adequate support from state governments, we are fighting an uphill battle."

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