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Higher Ed Inflation in NM

by Kevin D. Rollins

I had an op-ed published in the Albuquerque Journal on Monday comparing the performance of University of New Mexico and the local community college. As my policy paper (to be released later this week) shows, many schools have cost increases per student, while a handful actually have decreases.


Too often, the opportunity costs of education cost inflation are not understood. Not only do the poor postsecondary returns fail students, but they have a debilitating effect on the entire economy as many people make the investment only to find their studies don't provide them with skills that match the needs of the marketplace.