College Tuition through the Modern Era

Events

Higher Education Act passed

Approx. 1965

51% of high school students don't continue onto college

1972

College tuition fees grew faster than inflation rates by 5-6%

1975

Students began pushing of major life milestones

1997

College tuition increased 14% above the inflation rate

2003

The first time a college raised their tuition over $50,000

2007

Tuition fees went up by 439% since 1982, while income only increased 147%

2008

Colleges began to receive more money from their tuition fees than from state funding

2011