Rising Tuition Prices

1384 WordsJun 21, 20186 Pages
Introduction Today, more jobs require more than a high school diploma. In order to get a good paying job, a college degree is required. More people are attending college in order to get better paying jobs, but is going to college worth a good job with rising tuitions across the nation? According to College Board, from 2002-2003 to 2012-2013, the average tuition and fees for a private institution rose about an average of 2.4% every year. As tuition prices increases every year, it affects millions of college students. It affects college students who have to use government aid to assist paying for college. I conducted a survey to test how students feel about rising tuition prices. As a college student who is attending a public university with…show more content…
Another article that was related to my project was from the New York Times. Lewin (2013) found that as the price of tuition increases every year, the amount of state and federal aid offered to students is declining. Students that are struggling to pay the tuition at school can expect to receive declining help from state and federal government, which makes the struggle to pay tuition even more difficult for students that cannot afford to pay their tuition. Methodology After I created my survey, I handed it to three people that I previously interviewed about rising tuition prices and how it affects them. I also administered my survey to two of my neighbors inside of my apartment. I knew that they were college students and I wanted to get their opinion about rising tuition prices. The rest of my survey was administered to various students at The City College of New York in New York City. This is the college I attend and wanted to get other college students perspectives about rising tuition prices. I measured the number of students that attends either a public or private school by asking them what kind of school they attend. Students who attend a private school sometimes pay a higher tuition than students who attend a public school. I also asked the amount they pay for their tuition each month so I can know how much they pay for tuition every year. The next question that I asked the students was if they receive
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