President Dooley drew attention to the per-student costs of higher education, the effects of declining state contributions, mounting student debt, and common misperceptions about the overall funding structure in place for higher education. He also spoke about the importance of partnerships and internships to prepare students for the competitive job market and the overall “value” of a college degree — and specifically earning a degree from the University of Rhode Island.
This video captures highlights of his remarks.
• Providence Journal, Dooley: Low state aid driving up tuition, March 27, 2012
• Providence Journal, Fresh-frozen tuitions, March 24, 2012, Editorial
• APLU Report, University Tuition, Consumer Choice & College Affordability
• SmartMoney Magazine, URI #1 in New England and 13th in nation for return on investment