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The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.


#520: Duke's $30,000 Tuition Discount

February 27th, 2014

Episode 670 of 964 episodes

College is expensive these days. Yet, most universities argue an undergraduate education is actually worth much more than what students pay for it. Clearly there is an emotional logic to this argument. But what do the numbers tell us? In today's episode, Planet Money takes a behind the scenes look at Duke's balance sheet and considers the university's case that $60,000 a year is actually a discount.

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