Traditional measures that compare rising college costs with the rate of inflation not only misrepresent the facts but also perpetuate the belief that all postsecondary institutions generally, and independent colleges and universities specifically, are actively engaged in pricing strategies that make higher education increasingly unaffordable. This Perspectives piece, written by James L. Doti advocates for a more careful analysis of pricing trends that takes into account the rapidly rising amounts of institutional grants awarded by independent colleges and universities.
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NACUBO Perspectives is a series of occasional, independent papers authored by thought leaders, offering points of view on critical and emerging issues in higher education. The series is designed to explore new and emergent concepts or revisit foundational works in ways that help readers reframe or retool their thinking about higher education policy and practice. Published online by NACUBO and available free of charge to its members, this occasional series offers an opportunity for robust dialogue about significant issues.