To Cut College Costs, Raise Rates — Graduation Rates, That Is (Opinion)

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In a recent feature, “Six ways parents can cut college costs,” the Christian Science Monitor makes a key observation: Just looking at tuition costs is nowhere near enough.

Instead, “the most important thing you can do is to choose a university that supports students’ success and enables them to graduate,” the Monitor states.

That’s a lesson North Dakotans, Minnesotans and their legislators should learn.

Then they should resolve to raise their state universities’ too-low graduation rates — because by doing so, they’ll be taking what might be the most efficient and cost-effective step toward making college more affordable for all.

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