This past Saturday, the University of Colorado’s football team gave us a moment to savor with its thrilling win over Texas Christian University. But as we raise our foam fingers in celebration, let’s also raise our awareness of the state’s lack of support for the university itself.
Colorado has dropped the ball. The team we’re cheering for represents a state that’s forgotten the value of investing in its own future.
In 1990, when the Buffaloes won the national championship, the yearly cost of in-state tuition for undergraduate students at CU Boulder was $1,842, a fraction of today’s $13,624. Back then, higher education was a steal; today, it’s more like highway robbery.
Those increased tuition costs are filling a void left by decreases in state support. CU Boulder,…
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