The Tuition Time Bomb

Meanwhile, at the University of Texas at Austin, tuition and fees now account for nearly two-thirds of total revenue — compared to only about 40 percent in 2002. At Texas Tech, which has held post-deregulation increases to relatively low rates, administrators tried freezing tuition in 2008, only to come back with a whopping 10 percent hike this year.

Meanwhile, at the University of Texas at Austin, tuition and fees now account for nearly two-thirds of total revenue — compared to only about 40 percent in 2002. At Texas Tech, which has held post-deregulation increases to relatively low rates, administrators tried freezing tuition in 2008, only to come back with a whopping 10 percent hike this year.

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