Editorial: Purdue earns praise for not raising tuition

When Mitch Daniels transitioned from Indiana governor to Purdue University president in 2013, he took a bold step and asked university trustees to freeze tuition. Now, he’s asking them to do so for a third straight year.

Those actions speak loudly and present a message that universities and colleges need to hear: The cost of attaining a college degree is out of reach for many high school graduates, and schools must make it a priority to reduce the financial burden.

A record percentage of this year’s freshmen reported that they declined their first college choice. The most common reason: Cost.

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