tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-31670799.post7009887258330376361..comments2018-05-08T01:38:55.123-04:00Comments on The Center for College Affordability and Productivity: Inequality in college spendingCenter for College Affordability and Productivityhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18041956958538598371noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-31670799.post-248972153673054542009-04-28T12:33:00.000-04:002009-04-28T12:33:00.000-04:00This of course is absolutely meaningless unless on...This of course is absolutely meaningless unless one specifies what constitutes "spending per student". The second graph is very suspicious looking. Almost 400,000 students attending schools that spend more than $95K per student. What schools are these? Schools like Amherst? Where if you take their total expenditure per year divided by the number of students gives you something a bit less than $95K. But at <2000 students, you will need a lot of Amhersts to come up with 400,000. <br /><br />So where does one come up with these numbers? I would guess by taking schools like Harvard and dividing by the number of FTE undergraduates. But then in the numerator you're putting in all the graduate programs, the research dollars, the medical school, etc etc. You come up with something totally misleading that way.capemanhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00327687293859434403noreply@blogger.com