The average cost of getting a college degree has soared relative to overall inflation over the last few decades. Since 1980, college tuition and fees are up 1,200%, while the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all items has risen by only 236%.

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The Rising Cost of College in the United States

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The average cost of getting a college degree has soared relative to overall inflation over the last few decades. Since 1980, college tuition and fees are up 1,200%, while the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all items has risen by only 236%.

Image source: VisualCapitalist

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