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Did The Pandemic Slow Down Rising College Costs?

Shane Hummus2021-10-11
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The pandemic temporarily halted the rising cost of college as universities shifted to online classes, leading to calls for reduced prices. Tuition increases were lower than usual, with some universities freezing prices. Most students prefer a hybrid model for better interaction and understanding. Suggestions were made for colleges to offer more flexibility in class options. Some colleges received praise for freezing prices and offering discounts for students affected by the shift to online classes. Viewer input on the topic was requested.

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Impact of pandemic on college costs
00:29
Hosting online classes reduces costs related to physical buildings and staff.
In-person classes provide better student experience for networking and motivation.
Studying at home can be challenging due to distractions.
Closure of campuses and shift to online classes leads to calls for reduced prices.
Impact of the Pandemic on College Tuition
02:50
Tuition at state universities rose by only 1.1% and at private universities by 2.1% during the pandemic.
Some universities have frozen tuition rates.
Poll results show a preference for in-person classes for better interaction and understanding, suggesting a hybrid model.
A student recommends a mix of online and in-person classes for flexibility, and a hybrid model could benefit colleges in offering more options to students, especially with rising costs.
College tuition increases during the pandemic and the impact on students.
05:30
Some colleges raised prices to compensate for losses, while others froze prices and received praise.
Suggestions that colleges should have reduced prices instead of increasing them.
Anecdote about giving discounts to students who had to switch from in-person to online classes.
Viewer input requested on the topic.