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Document Number: 6472

Trends in College Pricing 2005 - This report, based on the College Board’s Annual Survey of Colleges, provides updated information on tuition and other expenses associated with attending public and private nonprofit institutions of postsecondary education in the United States. It finds that the rate of increase in tuition across the country is higher in the 2000s than during the previous two decades. During the 2005-06 school year, tuition at public four-year and two-year colleges rose 7.1% and 5.4%, respectively, continuing a 20-year trend of tuition increases. It argues that while wealthy families can keep pace with the rising cost of tuition at postsecondary institutions, low-income and middle-class families increasingly struggle to afford a college education. (The College Board, 2005)...


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