Assignment: Elasticity and Tuition

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Part 1: Imagine that tuition for your schooling has increased by 20%. How do you think this will affect demand and consumer behavior? Why? How would you describe the elasticity of your tuition? Explain.

Part 2: Imagine that there are currently 10,000 students enrolled at your institution. The school decides to increase tuition, and enrollment falls to 9,000. Tuition started at $4,000 per semester but has since gone up to $4,800. What is the elasticity of demand?

Part 3: How will this impact total revenue for your institution? What inferences can you make from this information?

Criteria Not Evident Developing Proficient Distinguished Weight
Describe the elasticity of tuition. 5
Explain how an increase in tuition will impact demand and consumer behavior. 5
Solve for the elasticity of demand 5
Explain the impact of the tuition increase on total revenue 5
Total: __/20



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