At Students‰’ Expense: Rising Costs Threaten Pennsylvania Public Universities‰’ Role in Upward Mobility

Diana Polson, Mark Price, Stephen Herzenberg |

The 14 four-year universities within Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education have been a pivotal engine of upward mobility for working families in Pennsylvania for decades. This KRC Reports and Briefing Papers discusses how deep cuts in state funding coupled with the rising cost of on-campus living expenses are putting State System schools beyond the financial reach of many moderate-income families.