Tuition fees worldwide remained largely constant in 2010, survey finds

February 17, 2011

A report reviewing trends in PSE financing in the "G-40" nations that account for over 90% of global enrolment and research production observes that the global situation for tuition and student financial aid policies did not change drastically last year. According to the report, there were no tuition fee increases in more than 75% of the "G-40" countries, while about a third saw an increase in student aid. The researchers state that in OECD nations that already have existing mass PSE systems and aging demographics, it is likely the trend toward reduced public investment and increased private investment in PSE will continue, particularly as governments strive to balance budgets. Read the report | The Chronicle of Higher Education (free access)