Editor’s note on ‘University cost increases by 3.9 percent to $67,136 for the 2017-2018 academic year’

In the April 14 issue of The Bucknellian, a graph accompanied an article titled “University cost increases by 3.9 percent to $67,136 for the 2017-2018 academic year.”

The graph that depicted the rise in the cost of the University from 2010-11 until 2017-18 erroneously portrayed the cost as increasing along the x-axis as well as the y-axis. The labeled cost was accurate, but the increasing width along the x-axis exaggerated the apparent rise in University cost.

We regret the unfortunate misrepresentation of the information, and assure readers that no misdirection was intended.

We urge readers to consider that the article’s information on the rising cost of the University should not be overshadowing by a misrepresentative graph.

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