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Document Number: 9642

Cheap for Whom? How Much Higher Education Costs Taxpayers - The researchers first break down college selectivity into five broad classifications and make adjustments for the fact that for-profit private colleges fall exclusively into the low-selectivity group. When arranged into categories and statistically analyzed for financial cost, several trends emerge. When the public costs of each of these schools are compared with their corresponding returns in the form of income tax receipts, 9 of the 11 examined show a net financial gain. (American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, October 2011)...


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