Business education costs more than arts in the US

December 6, 2007

Is it fair to ask some students to pay more than others? Can business students stand to invest more in their education than peers studying liberal arts? Some public universities in the US say that costs of business programs have forced them to raise the tuition fees above those charged to arts students, sometimes by up to $445 per term. Schools say that higher tuition helps them compete for quality faculty, but critics say that differential tuition goes against the "democratic mission" of the public system.