Sad that we cant provide services at a reasonable price is the problem. My daughter just graduated from university Washington
Add on $1,000 for fees and 11,000 for room and board and you find that running the university comes to $45,000 per student. Plus what ever the endowment contributes outside of subsidizing the cost to the students. Lets call it $47,000 per year total (endowment adding $95 million a year for 44,000 students or a bit over $2,000 per year) , or $200 per day while school is in session.
They cant figure out how to do this cheaper? $47K per year per student for a classroom, teachers, a place to sleep and food for 240 days represents a good deal? $9,000 per year per person is a good deal for healthcare?
I think not.