Friday, 24 September 2010

Correlating Federal Spending and College Tuition

My friend and colleague, Dru Martin in Germany sent me a link that points out that the average cost of tuition at four-year colleges in the US was very closly keeping pace with the total government spending budget. In fact, the article states that the correlation coefficient between the two for the period from 1997 to 2009 is 99.4%.

Argue all you want about correlation and causation... 99.4% is more than a "nod and suggestive wink." Here is the full article for you perusal.
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