The Growing Imbalance: Recent Trends in U.S. Postsecondary Education Finance

Date of Publication: 
Thursday, January 2, 2014

In recent years the shine on higher education has begun to tarnish, beginning with a system of financing widely believed to be stretched to a breaking point. Tuitions have rapidly increased, at almost double the rate of inflation, outpacing many families’ ability to pay. This issue brief focuses on the presentation of aggregate measures of sector-level trends in revenues and expenditures.