My name is Mark Salisbury, and I've spent my whole career in higher education: as an administrator, researcher, and teacher at Augustana College and the University of Iowa, and as an admissions recruiter and soccer coach at Idaho State University, Central Michigan University, and Missouri University of Science and Technology. I have a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Iowa (Let's go, Hawkeyes!), and additional degrees from the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!), and the University of Minnesota (Ski-U-Mah!).
For 25 years, I've wondered why we couldn't make actual college prices transparent for all to see and help students and families compare colleges more effectively. At the same time, I've wondered if college price transparency might actually help colleges find students more simply and efficiently.
TuitionFit is a labor of love informed by all those years of experience. It's designed to make life better and less stressful for both sides of the college selection process: help more students go to college for a lower price and help colleges find students more efficiently.
I worked as a graduate teaching assistant and instructor at MSU and continued to work in higher ed at Clayton State University and Augustana College teaching math, tutoring math, and using data analysis to improve almost every area involved in operating a college.
I believe college is a pivotal experience, and TuitionFit is the way I can help more people find out that the real price at many colleges is more affordable than they thought.