In the past five years, tuition at Kansas University has doubled. It's gone up far faster than inflation, income and even the housing market. The LJWorld takes you beyond the numbers as it looks at the students and parents who have to pay for school and the professors that are made possible through the increases.
The parents who pay
Meet the Kong family. Andrew's a KU junior, Amanda is a Free State High School senior and Alex is a freshman in high school. Man and Sue Kong are their parents. And, not quite sure how they are going to pay for all their children to go to college.
February 12, 2008
Twice a year, a $60 million deposit is made into Kansas University's bank account. It's not really one big deposit, but rather many smaller deposits - deposits from students and families in Kansas, across the nation and even around the world. They're also deposits that are getting bigger. In the past five years, in-state tuition at KU has doubled. Almost exactly, in fact.
See tuition and enrollment data for Kansas and Big 12 universities.