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The College President Who
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Posted By: StormCnter, 3/6/2020 8:56:43 AM

“I’ll tell you a funny story,” said Mitch Daniels, the president of Purdue University. It was the day before the first home football game of the season and he was sitting in his corner office, overlooking the postcard-perfect quad. “So the cost of a year of undergraduate college at Purdue University, tuition and fees, is $9,992. I’m proud of that number. “One day I’m looking at one of those college guides, and it said, ‘Tuition and fees: $10,002.’ I called up our people and said, ‘Lookit here, there’s a mistake. You got the wrong number.’ They said, ‘That’s not a mistake.’ I said, ‘Yes, it is. Believe me. I know.’

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Highlander 3/6/2020 10:01:06 AM (No. 338441)
When I see it’s from the Atlantic, I know it’s going to be a lonnng article. I got all the info I need in the first two or three paragraphs. The rest is word salad.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DaddyO 3/6/2020 10:28:55 AM (No. 338468)
I think it's great the president of Purdue thinks $10k is cheap, and it probably is compared to other major schools. But college costs at major universities have skyrocketed in the last 30 years because they know they have most students over a barrel and they have to sign the student loan papers to get their degree. And many degrees are useless anyway, Starbucks have lots of baristas with liberal arts degrees. Community colleges average less than half of Purdue.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cardsfan 3/6/2020 10:37:25 AM (No. 338478)
“Probably is?” Do a little research before you speculate.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/6/2020 10:42:55 AM (No. 338486)
Big Education thinks demand is inelastic, and finding out that attendace drops as their tuition rises. The easiest way to keep prices in line is to do what other businesses have done - cut unprofitable product lines. I'd bet a zillion every college or university offers financially underperforming classes in underperforming departments in under performing colleges/schools. Real simple...it it doesn't pay the bills, it's not in the program.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: ARKfamily 3/6/2020 10:52:45 AM (No. 338496)
I certainly wish that is what we had paid. One thing I noticed in the freshman year is a student had to choose a food plan. No buts about it. I would have liked some flexibility with it because I know we could have saved money with that alone. . .
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bad-hair 3/6/2020 2:41:54 PM (No. 338734)
At 10K a year paid by the gubmint he doesn't need to raise his tuition.. It's already TFH … ref "Used Cars".
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 3/6/2020 2:42:41 PM (No. 338735)
Sounds like a pretty sensible leader to me.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: FleetUSA 3/6/2020 5:07:28 PM (No. 338824)
Daniels for Prez in 2024
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Reply 9 - Posted by: MHR 3/6/2020 7:27:48 PM (No. 338931)
Loved this....
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