College Cost Increases Continue to Outpace Inflation
Community College Tuition & Fees Up 24% More Than Inflation Over Last 5 Years
August 21, 2013
by Kevin LaddEven community colleges across the country are increasing costs much faster than inflation, causing concern among those attempting to use what most would consider the most accessible of forms of higher education.
Even with lower interest rates recently signed into law by President Obama, the costs for just about every aspect of post-secondary education continue to rise. Last year, the average cost to attend an in-state, two-year school was $3,131. That's an increase of nearly 6% over the previous year, larger than all other types of schools.