Over the years, the cost of college tuition has been one of the central issues limiting students, like me, from obtaining the best education that one could receive. Usually, this results in students settling for a school nearby rather than being able to have the choice to go to the best one in which they were accepted into, due to such skyrocket prices. Much of this problem or concern has to do with out-of-state tuition being much higher than in-state tuition, sometimes almost doubling the price of in-state tuition! Therefore, students are more pressured to remain in state rather than go to out-of-state schools that may offer a better education.
The extensive differences between in-state and out-of-state tuition costs may dishearten numerous students from attending the school of their choice, which may also be one of the better schools they were accepted into. Therefore, this inequitable price discrimination, over time, will end up to hurt these individuals, causing many to receive a lower-quality education due to the unaffordable prices, which will result in a lower-paying, less successful career for the individual. This also damages the economy, because lower-quality educations create a lesser-educated workforce, which in turn makes a less productive workforce causing more of an economic issue for the general public.
Instead, the practice of discriminating against students by charging more for out-of-state tuition should be put to a total and complete stop. This will ultimately help to balance the playing field, by improving the fairness, which will in turn lead to a better education system, by allowing the student to have a broader, more affordable view of where he/she can attend. Most or all students in the country will have access to the best schools, in which they have been accepted to, under a method such as this one. Therefore, triggering a more competitive attitude between schools will cause costs to plummet and quality to rise. Although under the current system, the best public university in each state essentially has an automatic advantage in attracting in-state students even though there is little enticement for these schools to bring down the cost of attendance or to better its quality of education further, due to the absence of competition from analogous schools. Thus, removing these schools’ cost advantages against out-of-state schools for students will give these schools the greater incentive they need in order to lower such costs and progress just as well.
At this time, states are now fearful of practicing such procedures as they worry about their students having costs unfairly booked against them. If just...