Why College Tuition Continues to Rise

November 3, 2011 in Daily Bulletin

Over the last few decades the cost of tuition at colleges across the country has increased shockingly quickly. In this article, NPR examines why the cost of higher education keeps going up at a rate that is difficult for many to match without assistance. Their statistics state that:

  • Tuition at the University of California, Berkeley has jumped from 700 dollars in the 1970s to 15,000 per year currently
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges has actually decreased over the last 10 years when accounting for inflation
  • Public school costs are still rising at a faster rate than inflation

The article points to a few factors at play such as the fact that states are offering their colleges less assistance than in the past. To read more, click here.

Source: NPR