Education systems have been hit hard by the recession. Over the past year or so we have seen a number of news articles on how smaller colleges and universities have been affected. These schools have lower enrollments, which means lower funding, which means the rise in tuition and the laying off of staff members. It appears many of the larger, more expensive, universities are suffering as well. In the news today, Dartmouth joins the numbers in announcing they will be raising tuition another 4.8%. This will increase the cost of attending Dartmouth to nearly $39,000.00 a year, and with room, board, and fees closer to $50,000.00 a year! In their announcement Dartmouth also explains cuts in budgets which will effect building projects, salary freezes, financial aid, and layoff about 60 employees.