On the other hand, according to michigancapitolconfidential, there is no link between higher education subsidies and economic growth, and none between college degrees and job creation. Since 1980, Michigan has spent a much higher proportion of personal income on state government support for higher education than nearby states like Illinois and Ohio. According to Ohio University economist Richard Vedder, by the year 2000, the Mitten State was spending the sixth most in the country (2.34 percent of its personal income), double what Illinois was spending and much more than Ohio. This did not lead to higher growth as Michigan’s economy performed among the worst in the country during that time period(Jarrett Scorup,michigancapitolconfidential.com, 2016).
In my opinion college tuition should be subsidized. I say this because looking at the facts, since 40 years ago, tuition and fees have tripled at most colleges. And the price continues to rise. The college tuition price has gone up faster than any other price in today's economy so students shouldn't be expected to have to pay the full tuition when they don't have a job that can pay for that. A job that can pay for that is what they are going to college for.