College Isn’t Expensive Because of Climbing Walls

When people start to question the high costs of college, many point to on-campus amenities as the scapegoat, and make jokes about climbing walls and lazy rivers being the reason for high-cost tuition.

But reported by EAB, the main driver of colleges costs is simply teaching students, making up between 1/3 and ½ of total institution spending.

The takeaway? Instruction is one of higher ed’s core functions. But how do we make sure that our faculty have an optimized work load, that we are filling our classes responsibly, and that our on-campus infrastructure makes sense for the future of the institution?

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.