Tuition by Major


Florida governor Rick Scott is proposing a tiered pricing plan for the state’s colleges and universities that would cut tuition for majors in high-demand fields like science and engineering but charge more for majors in lower-demand subjects such as English and history. One economist says states should encourage students to go into professions that employers consider valuable, but he argues the tiered tuition proposal in Florida is the wrong approach.

Guest: Alex Tabarrok, Economics Professor, George Mason University and the author of Launching the Innovation Renaissance