About the Authors

This study is the result of a collaborative effort among the staff of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. Authors include:

Richard Vedder, Andrew Gillen, Daniel Bennett, Matthew Denhart, Jonathan Robe, Todd Holbrook, Peter Neiger, James Coleman, Jordan Templeton, Jonathan Leirer, Luke Myers, Ryan Brady, and Michael Malesick.


The Center for College Affordability and Productivity would like to thank Lumina Foundation for its generous support of this research.

Lumina Foundation for Education is an Indianapolis-based private foundation dedicated to expanding access to and success in education beyond high school. Through grants for research, innovation, communication and evaluations, as well as policy education and leadership development, Lumina Foundation addresses issues that affect access and educational attainment among all students, particularly underserved student groups, including adult learners. The Foundation bases its mission on the belief that postsecondary education remains one of the most beneficial investments that individuals can make in themselves and that society can make in its people. For more details on the Foundation, visit its Web site at www.luminafoundation.org.

The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of Lumina Foundation for Education, its officers, or employees.
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