Domestic Public Policy

Why Does College Cost So Much? Cost Drivers in Higher Education

Grant Year: 2017

Kevin Stange and Steven Hemelt will identify the factors that account for the increase in the cost of college education. Using data from the Delaware Cost Study, a detailed data set of college expenses from more than 600 institutions, they will explore the extent to which instructional costs vary across institutions, schools, and departments. This will enable them to explore the extent to which high-quality, low-cost college programs are feasible. The project’s findings will appear in a report and a series of papers and policy briefs.

University of Michigan Domestic Public Policy