Education: Needed: $6 Billion a Year

How can the U.S. pay for higher education in the next decade? This week Harvard Economist Seymour E. Harris, a skilled man with a budget, did some sophisticated figuring for the Central Association of College and University Business Officers' meeting at Purdue University.

The basic Harris proposition: if college enrollment doubles on schedule in ten to twelve years, to 6,000,000. annual costs will triple to $9 billion, and may be inflation-fueled to $11 billion. Therefore needed: at least $6 billion more yearly.

"It is the Federal Government that is not carrying its load in higher education," Harris said. Example: in the 14 years...

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