Can the use of online platforms make higher education less costly? In a time of rising student debt, much of it driven by steep tuition increases, that question has become more and more urgent. A team of researchers led by David Deming, associate professor of education and economics at Harvard University, has worked to answer the question by analyzing how changes in the cost of tuition vary across different types of institutions.

Using information from the Integrated Postsecondary Education...

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