Where Are College Costs Going Up? 14 Public Universities with the Fastest-Growing Tuition
All tuition increases are not created equal. Updated information, released June 12 by the Department of Education on their College Affordability and Transparency Center site, shows that while tuition at public, four-year universities nationwide went up at an average of 15% from 2008 to 2010, some colleges upped tuition by as much as 40 to 60%. In the most egregious case of tuition hiking, the University of the District of Columbia raised their tuition by 123%.
“Unfortunately, we are seeing some alarming trends,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a press call with reporters.
What’s even more alarming is that if you look at just those universities within the 50 states (excluding universities in Puerto Rico, which had large increases in tuition), the vast majority of schools on the list are from Arizona, Georgia and California. The University of California system alone has six schools on the list.