Inside Higher Ed sends us over to the UKs Times Higher Education, where they've got a record of a vice chancellor saying:
"We all know that education is a commodity that can be bought and sold, often at a very high price... So universities are busy doing that - charging students a large amount of money to study in England because it is a popular destination. Branding and marketing take the front seat, and education is in the back."This was from a prematurely released transcript - something tells me the official transcript won't have this in it.