BOSTON - As Elizabeth Warren spends the week discussing student loans and the financial burden that high college tuition costs place on young Americans, she should first look at factors that drive high tuition rates, such as the exorbitant salaries and compensation packages that many professors and administrators receive.
In 2009, Warren reportedly earned more than $349,375 for her work at Harvard University Law School. Tuition at Harvard College is $37,576 per student. Warren’s salary alone, not including benefits and perks, would cover the tuition of more than nine full-time students for one year. With a Harvard Law School tuition bill of $47,600, Warren’s salary could fund more than seven law students for one year.
“Elizabeth Warren’s hypocritical attitude continues this week as she lectures Massachusetts voters about affordable college tuition rates while collecting a salary from Harvard sufficient to finance more than nine students’ annual tuitions,” said Jim Barnett, Campaign Manager for Scott Brown. “College tuitions are rising too fast, and one of the reasons is the exorbitant salaries and benefits enjoyed by faculty like Professor Warren.”
Warren Only Taught One Class In The Fall 2011 Semester. “But Warren should have adequate time to fulfill her job duties; she is teaching only one class, contract law, twice a week this semester.” (Mary Carmichael, “Harvard Connection Could Aid, Hinder Warren,”The Boston Globe, 9/20/11)
Warren Was Paid A Salary Of $349,375 By Harvard In 2009. (Elizabeth Warren 2009 Personal Financial Disclosure)
2012-2013 Tuition At Harvard College Is $37,576. (Harvard College, Office of Admissions, accessed 4/23/12)
2010-2011 Tuition At Harvard Law School Is $47,600. (Harvard Law School website, accessed 4/23/12)