A Fast Fact from ED.gov on Tuition CostsSubmitted by dwalters on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 15:02
To the question:
What are the trends in the cost of college education?
This is the answer given:
For the 2010–11 academic year, annual current dollar prices for undergraduate tuition, room, and board were estimated to be $13,600 at public institutions, $36,300 at private not-for-profit institutions, and $23,500 at private for-profit institutions. Between 2000–01 and 2010–11, prices for undergraduate tuition, room, and board at public institutions rose 42 percent, and prices at private not-for-profit institutions rose 31 percent, after adjustment for inflation. The inflation-adjusted price for undergraduate tuition, room, and board at private for-profit institutions was 5 percent higher in 2010–11 than in 2000–01.
I guess market forces mitigate inflation. Who would of thought?