So, I'm a student at a major state university and it has become very apparent to me the wastefulness that has undoubtedly resulted in my exorbitantly high and ever-increasing tuition. This issue extends to probably most other public colleges as well. Here are just some observations: Probably a total of about 15 totally unnecessary small construction projects going on around campus. Most of them involve demolishing nicely landscaped areas in favor of installing different nicely landscaped areas for no apparent reason. I work in a university facility and the wastefulness is appalling. A $20,000 large format printer just to print 1 or fewer posters per month, buying new keyboards for the computers every 2 months for no reason, etc. Worker salaries. The university released a list of employee salaries and they're ridiculous. The professors, yes, but even campus police officers get paid around $75,000 per year, which is about $35,000 above a normal base salary for a police officer. It's great for them that they get paid a lot, but they turn around and screw students out of proper pay rates by arguing that they're gaining "experience" so they don't have to be paid very much. Again, the construction. This time, large projects. They tore down a perfectly good large building with a new (like 1990ish) dining center and coffee shop in favor of a new building to take its place. I truly believe that my tuition could be reduced by as much as 30% if all or most of this would just stop. State universities are non-profit organizations if I'm not mistaken, so I think it's sort of just a "use it or lose it" mentality with them. I don't really know what kind of responses I expect, but I just sort of wanted to make this known.