New Jersey should try Oregon's tuition plan

Stefanie Botelho's picture

College costs in the United States have increased four times faster than household incomes during the past three decades and more than the cost of almost anything else, including health care.

What is true nationwide is true of New Jersey.

Tuition and fees at Rutgers University rose from $3,786 during the 1995-96 academic year to $12,755 for the 2011-12 academic year. Had they merely increased with inflation since 1995, they would have been about half as large - $6,416.

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