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'Pay for your program' trend spreading

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[This article][1] in InsideHigherEd.com gives Kansas University a mention as one of the schools to have jumped on the bandwagon for charging more tuition for certain kinds of degree programs."The one-student, one-rate model is somewhat silently slipping away at many public universities nationwide, as institutions increasingly turn toward differential (read: higher) tuition rates for students pursuing specific majors, often those with higher costs of operation."Just a few examples at KU: students pay an additional $13 per credit hour for courses in the journalism school, $16.20 for fine arts, $16.20 for education, and $81.10 for business. [1]: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2007/03/26/tuition

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ljreader 7 years ago

I don't think fine arts majors make the big bucks after graduating. More money in the commercial arts-

Just guessing- the more expensive tuitions are for the more popular majors- demand and supply. or gouging.

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letsgetwise 7 years ago

So, why are business courses so much higher? What is it that sets them apart?

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Ragingbear 7 years ago

It's simple. The college system is just like the public school system. Even if somebody from the poorest neighborhoods managed to save up and go to college, they couldn't go into business courses because they couldn't afford it. Oftentimes, the cheap courses are for those careers that don't offer much more than what you could get with a mere high school diploma.

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