Citing statistics from the College Board that show room and board charges exceeding the pace of inflation, a recent analysis in U.S. News & World Report concludes that the demands of students for upscale food, facilities and services, along with the need to drive more revenue for host institutions and profits for private contractors, has upped the cost of going to college. The article notes seven major factors contribute to meal plan inflation on campuses. They include fancier dining ...

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