About the Authors

Dr. Richard Vedder is director of the Center for College Affordability & Productivity, an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Dr. Vedder was recently a member of the Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education. He has written widely on higher education issues and is the author of the book, "Going Broke by Degree: Why College Costs Too Much." (AEI Press, 2004)

The Center for College Affordability & Productivity is a Washington, D.C.-based research institute that investigates "issues of rising costs and stagnant efficiency in higher education."

Matt Denhart is a research assistant with the Center for College Affordability & Productivity.