- A new report shows college fees have soared over the past 30 years
- Costs associated with private non-profit college are up 250percent and public four-year college costs are up 150percent
- The colleges blame rising salaries and falling government support
- One alternative is studying north of the border in Canada where costs are lower
The opportunity to gain a college education – and therefore better job prospects – is increasingly beyond the means of many Americans, claims a new report from the left-leaning Center for American Progress.
Their research shows that college fees have soared over the past 30 years, while the median family income has remained almost stagnant once inflation is taken into account.
Since 1982 inflation-adjusted costs at four-year private non-profit schools have jumped a staggering 250percent, while costs at public four-year colleges have increased more than 150percent.
CANADIAN TUITION VS. U.S. TUITION
Here are a sampling of tuition prices at some comparable Canadian and U.S. universities
- University of Chicago – $45,945
- George Washington – $45,780
- Stanford – $41,250
- McMaster – $20,966
- McGill – $14,561
- University of Winnipeg – $11,115
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