Why Does College Cost So Much?

October 24, 2019 at 4pm
UW Madison
Discovery Building, De Luca Forum

The Tommy Thompson Center was pleased to cosponsor an event with PROFS, Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education, and the Academic Staff Professional Representation Organization which examined college costs, what is driving their dramatic rise, and the implications of this added expense. Panelists also discussed the pressure created on the state to increase funding levels and on universities to raise funds and pursue partnerships.


  • David Feldman, William & Mary Professor of Economics
  • Laurent Heller, University of Wisconsin-Madison Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
  • Tracey Klein, University of Wisconsin System Regent

Moderator: Nicholas Hillman, University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis