September 22, 2000
Tuition Surges at Public Colleges After Years of Modest Increases
States seek to close budget gaps or to pay for improvements in higher education
Even as most of the nation basks in a healthy economy, students in several states this fall face the largest tuition increases since the early 1990's, the result of lower tax revenues and tight state budgets.
After years of tuition freezes and even a few tuition cuts, legislators