Tuition prices have skyrocketed, increasing faster than both inflation and healthcare costs and, for the first time in history, total student loan debt is higher than credit card debt, reaching 1.3 trillion dollars as of late 2016. A public opinion survey commissioned by the Texas Public Policy Foundation was conducted in late 2010 by Baselice & Associates found that Texans strongly believe that the state’s public colleges and universities can reduce their operating costs while improving teaching