Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Trends in Net Tuition

by Andrew Gillen

Robert Martin and I have a piece over at Minding the Campus on net tuition. The two sentence version:
the College Board reports there was no upward trend in net tuition from 1995-2011. This conclusion is at odds with both a CCAP report (covering 2000-2001 to 2005-2006) as well as federal data (covering from 1987-2008). Thus, in spite of their titles, the College Board's reports appear to miss a real upward trend in net tuition.

1 comment:

Glen S. McGhee said...

We all know that statistics can be used to lie to us, and this is the way it has been ever since Adolphe Quetelet invented the l'homme moyen, the average man -- something that does not exist in reality, but only in the over-active imagination of statisticians.

The College Board needs to disaggregate their data.

By sweeping the dirty dark secrets of higher ed under the statistical rug, the College Board is holding back more truthful data from the rest of us — what is usually called lying.