Regional Tuition Inflation in the US
November 23rd, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

Some things are inevitable but, as new data about regional tuition inflation in the US recently released by The College Board indicates, however, the old standards of death and taxes are just the tip of the iceberg. The phenomenon of tuition inflation has, broadly applied, seen tuition rates at US colleges and universities increase at about twice the general inflation rate for more than two decades and this report reveals that the 2012-2013 academic year was no different. While the headline numbers show that the public in-state (4.8%), public out-of-state (4.2%), and private (4.2%) actually grew at a lower rate than the historical average of 6.2%, the rate is still higher than general inflation (2.16%) and, moreover, a closer look at the numbers reveals a still less-rosy picture beneath the surface. Read the rest of this entry »


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