Submitted by Ann McClure on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 6:02pm
Tuition at Stanford University in 1980-81 was $6,285. Thirty years later, Stanford’s tuition had risen to $38,700. Tuition in 2011-12 is $40,050. If the cost of milk had grown at the same rate, a gallon of milk would now cost approximately $15.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 9:00pm
California's public universities enacted the highest average tuition increase, 21%, of any state, the College Board finds. Steep state funding cuts to higher ed were significant factors in pushing up tuition and fees nationwide.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 8:45pm
As President Obama prepared to announce new measures Wednesday to help ease the burden of student loan debt, new figures painted a demoralizing picture of college costs for students and parents: Average in-state tuition and fees at four-year public colleges rose an additional $631 this fall, or 8.3 percent, compared with a year ago.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 9:53pm
Students at Iowa’s three state universities will likely face hikes in tuition and fees next year, and although the proposed increases are smaller than in recent years, pocketbooks will continue to be strained.