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Public university tuition is up, and the numbers zero in on why
Public university tuition is up, and the numbers zero in on why

Two reports released this weekend about how public universities are spending their money have sparked widespread outrage across the country. One, from the Chronicle of Higher Education, outlined executive compensation at public universities, revealing that college presidents make, on average, nearly $500,000 a year. Nine presidents made more than $1 million in 2012-13, up from four the previous year. The other report, from the Institute for Policy Studies, a left-leaning think tank in Washington, looked at executive pay, student debt and low-wage faculty labor at the 25 top-paying public universities. Of these schools, the ones with the highest-paid presidents also have seen student debt...

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