The Week in Admissions News

Tuition rates are rising; tuition waivers for Native Americans; leaving college without a credential; Duke investigates plagiarism at commencement.

May 16, 2022
  • College tuition largely held steady during the pandemic. Now rampant inflation is pushing tuition costs up, with some institutions approving steep increases unseen since the recession of 2008.
  • Campus leaders and state policy makers are introducing tuition waivers for Native American students at colleges and universities across the country.
  • The number of students who left college before earning a credential continued to rise during the last two years.
  • Duke University is investigating whether a student speech at commencement was a plagiarized version of a student speech at Harvard University’s commencement in 2014.


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