Ariel Kaminer from the NY Times updates us on the faculty squabbles over tuition at Cooper Union. It was always an anomaly, a school that didn’t charge anyone for coming and this allowed it get the best students.
Alas, the current President is convinced this is a terrible model. He wants the cash and he wants to grow. He’s sure he’ll be able to charge Harvard-grade tuition for what is really a pretty average campus in a very expensive part of town. Why would anyone go there if they could go to a fancy school with better facilities? Don’t ask me. But in his mind, the only choice is to build a bigger, better campus and charge the students for the fanciness. I guess that’s worked for the other schools, but for how long?
If you liked my post, feel free to subscribe to my rss feeds