I just read that public college tuition has gone up as much as 80% in the last four years, with some charging over $16,000 per year for in-state tuition and fees. Combined with freely available student loans, this is creating a new class of government dependents who will vote, for years to come, for any politician who dangles the carrot of debt relief in front of their noses. What is equally disturbing is that there is almost never any inquiry into the operating costs of these colleges, specifically administrative and faculty salaries and benefits. These lavishly funded jobs should receive the same level of cost benefit analysis as other government expenditures, but for some reason are shielded from public scrutiny. I wonder why?