Planet Money
9:07 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Episode 520: Duke's $30,000 Tuition Discount

Originally published on Thu February 27, 2014 7:22 am

College is expensive these days. Yet, most universities argue an undergraduate education is actually worth much more than what students pay for it. Clearly there is an emotional logic to this argument. But what do the numbers tell us?

In today's episode, Planet Money takes a behind the scenes look at Duke's costs and considers the university's case that $60,000 a year is actually a discount.

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