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Tuition costs of colleges and universities
What are the trends in the cost of college education?
For the 2011–12 academic year, annual current dollar prices for undergraduate tuition, room, and board were estimated to be $14,300 at public institutions, $37,800 at private nonprofit institutions, and $23,300 at private for-profit institutions. Between 2001–02 and 2011–12, prices for undergraduate tuition, room, and board at public institutions rose 40 percent, and prices at private nonprofit institutions rose 28 percent, after adjustment for inflation. The inflation-adjusted price for undergraduate tuition, room, and board at private for-profit institutions was 2 percent lower in 2011–12 than in 2001–02.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2013). Digest of Education Statistics, 2012 (NCES 2014-015), Chapter 3.
originally posted by: asmall89
You know what I'm sick of?
People thinking all college students are entitled, lazy, and stupid. As well as being self righteous about it.
The numbers you put in your post are extremely unrealistic in terms of tuition, working hours, and rent. You may be able to find a decent apartment for 500$ a month in Florida but here in Fort Collins, CO and many other parts of the US it's extremely hard.
Your 16 working hours? I don't know what kind of job you have but at 8.00$ an hour that's 512$ a month before taxes. Hardly enough to afford tuition, an apartment, food, any medications, gas, a car payment, cellphone bill, insurance, or any other expenses someone may have.
Unless a student is extremely lucky with the major they have chosen there is no way they can work much more than 20 hours and remain sane. My major was in Music and while that may seem like an easy major it wasn't. Most of my classes were 1 credit or less but required much more time in commitment than that. For instance I was in the Marching Band for 3 years and received scholarship money for doing so. However most of my Saturdays were spent playing at games, there were two hours of practice time each MWF evening add the rest of my classes on that and you have little time for a part time job. Not everyone is taking out debt just to be lazy.