You’re 100% right to connect rising tuition to decreasing state funding, but the inefficient administrative costs also stem from decreased state funding. When schools rely on tuition and fees, then they must compete for students. They create a host of programs, offices, and positions and build really nice dorms, dining halls, rec centers, and so on — all of which further drives up tuition but doesn’t contribute to the educational mission.

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