Blog: The Educated Reporter

What Does College Really Cost?

We know that college costs have been soaring, but are students from different economic backgrounds being impacted equally? And if not, what accounts for the difference in the price tags?

Education reporters — as well as students and parents — now have a valuable new tool to help them examine this critical question: the Tuition Tracker, built as part of a partnership among EWA, The Hechinger Report and the the Dallas Morning News. The interactive database shows what students from different income groups really paid in tuition over the past four academic years at more than 3,000 institutions nationwide. 

In a webinar today at 1 p.m. EDT, Reporter Holly Hacker of the Dallas Morning News will explain the data used to build the database, and The Hechinger Report’s Jon Marcus will offer ideas for finding the stories behind the numbers. Space is limited, so be sure to register now


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