The following is a survey conducted on the web by the University of Evansville campus magazine, the Crescent: Internship Importance

Almost 75% of respondents say that you must have an internship experience to be employable. I don't like that idea, but I understand a competitive job market in many industries can force students to become student-interns, or (worse) student-unpaid-interns

It seems to be a commonly accepted fact outside of Evansville. There are a number of universities where 60% or more of graduates held internships at one point. The linked USA Today article covers the main ground that is relevant here, but there's one more thing I don't understand:

Why do colleges charge full tuition prices for internship hours? It costs the school approximately nothing to administer an internship. Not a minute of faculty time is spent on internships (unless the internship is within an academic department). The clerks who do the processing are paid at a much lower rate than faculty, and probably only spend a few minutes on each student-intern.

What service does the university provide that's worth somewhere between $300 and $2500 (depending on your school's tuition prices and guidelines)?