ryancatalani: An interactive visualization at the New York Times showing how student debt and college tuition have simultaneously risen for the past few years. (Emerson is the orange circle with a black outline; we’re right in the middle of the pack.) The accompanying story is here, and it’s worth reading.
Nationally, state and local spending per college student, adjusted for inflation, reached a 25-year low this year, jeopardizing the long-held conviction that state-subsidized higher education is an affordable steppingstone for the lower and middle classes. All the while, the cost of tuition and fees has continued to increase faster than the rate of inflation, faster even than medical spending.
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