Here’s an interesting article from Doug Webber, an economics professor at Temple, on the reasons for rising expenses and tuition at colleges and universities. It focuses on public institutions, and he sort of waves off private colleges at the end, but there are still a lot of relevant points, and private colleges must compete in mostly the same pools for students, faculty, and administrators.

Fancy Dorms Aren’t The Main Reason Tuition Is Skyrocketing

By Doug Webber, at FiveThirtyEight.com