I thought the most interesting thing that I could find was about assistants (teaching assistants, research assistants, graduate assistants). For teaching assistants (954.42 to 1171.67 from the 2010-11 school year to the 2019-20 school year) and research assistants (86.47 to 151.21 from the 2010-11 school year to the 2019-20 school year), their numbers have gone up dramatically. For graduate assistants, they have gone down considerably in the same time period (101.94 to 48.22). I’m curious about this change. I think that the GEO strike could definitely have affected the change in the graduate assistants.
Tuition has increased by about $25,000 per person since 2010/11, but incoming freshmen class has also increased by about 5,000 students. If there are more freshmen coming in all paying tuition, then what is the need for the increased cost?