The Oddity of College Affordability for the Non-Rich

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The above chart presents the affordability rankings of national universities based on students receiving federal financial aid (Pro Public Ranking) or based on students with families with incomes under $75,000/year (Washington Monthly Ranking). In both cases the goal of the analysis was to determine what universities are most affordable to non-wealthy families.

If you want to understand how an Ivy League School could rank alongside a place such as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, as well as grasp why calls for abolishing tuition are actually calls to massively subsidize wealthy families, check out my latest piece in Washington Post.

Author: Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at Kings College Lonon. His research, teaching and writing have focused on addictive disorders, self-help organizations (e.g., breast cancer support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous), evaluation research methods, and public policy related to health care, mental illness, veterans, drugs, crime and correctional systems. Professor Humphreys' over 300 scholarly articles, monographs and books have been cited over ten thousand times by scientific colleagues. He is a regular contributor to Washington Post and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Times Higher Education (UK), Crossbow (UK) and other media outlets.