Consider that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the 20 years from 1985 to 2005 energy costs have risen 108%, Medical costs 251%, and college costs increased 439% — but a college degree is worth it, right?
Not necessarily. While having a college degree does open doors, and increase the odds of earning a top salary in a given field, there is no direct correlation to tuition costs and benefit.
It’s one thing to hike tuition to open up a new career offering or bring more (or better) faculty on board. Sadly, that’s not where the bulk of the tuition hikes are going. Where does the money go? In a word, perks.
Princeton recently built a $136 million student residenc...