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Andrew Kerr
Investigative Reporter

Higher Education Scam: Why College In The United States Is So Expensive

A student walks past Royce Hall on the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) campus in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
  • The Daily Caller News Foundation analyzed the nation's 20 most expensive and the 20 most affordable public universities
  • The more expensive universities spent $11,346 more on instruction per student than the affordable universities
  • Public universities often disguise research as an instructional expense

Universities that offer less faculty compensation, perform less research and have lower tuition rates are more likely to have engaged and effective professors, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis.