Why are tuition fees as high as they are?
If you would ask me (and I know you didn't, but I will tell you anyway
), it would be that there are too many lawyers and finance students that have the impression that they deserve more money than people that actually do help the human race move out of the status quo (and hopefully in a direction most of us would call: forward).
In my admittedly limited view of the world, it is the engineers (mechanical, electrical, computational and biological/chemical) that are actually able to do the moving, while the others actively preserve the status quo, with all the problems that this brings and a lot of people are currently experiencing. Of course, there is no denying that there are exceptions on both sides, but still....
My 92 Guaranies (worth about 2 USD cents)