The school tuition data provided information regarding the cost of attending public universities in Michigan. The data was organized in an excel sheet, and it showed the cost of tuition and fee, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, MISC expenses, and the district total of sixteen universities of Michigan.
This data presented general information, and it wasn’t specific regarding if the cost was applied for full time or part time students. Also, the provided data is from 2011-2012, and when I looked at this data, I was interested to know how different is the data for the year of 2016-1017 compared to this data.
The data showed attending costs of sixteen universities in Michigan. Even though the average cost of most of the sixteen universities is between $20,000 and $22,000. However, there is a big difference in cost between the university with the highest cost and the university with the lowest cost.
The university of Michigan Dearborn has the lowest total district cost of $15,419.36, where the Kendall college of art and design of Ferris state university has the highest district cost of $26,858. I was surprised to find out that the university of Michigan has the lowest district total cost and that led me to have a series of questions. First, is the difference in total cost related to the education quality? Second, what data should I look for to determine education quality in both the universities with the highest and lowest total cost rate? I decided to look at graduation rates and student employment numbers after graduation for both universities.