The Department of Education has listed the 5 percent of colleges that hiked their tuition by the largest percentages over the past three years. The new listing is part of an effort to make college pricing more transparent to young people.
Northern New Mexico College, Georgia State University, San Diego State University, and Florida State College at Jacksonville topped the list with tuition increases hovering around 50 percent since 2007.
But many public universities are still much more expensive than those doing the most egregious tuition-raising. You can use the Ed Department tool to find out which colleges–private or public–are most expensive overall, even after scholarship and grants are taken into account. The University of Texas Health Center at San Antonio topped the public universities’ most expensive list at $24,192 in net costs per year for an in-state student. Pennsylvania State University, Miami University at Oxford, Rowan University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and University of Guam followed closely behind.
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Don’t let Georgia State University become a school for the rich! As a public university in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia State has a responsibility to make higher education accessible for everyone. A 46% tuition increase over three years means one thing: they don’t care about us. Where is our money going?
It’s time to fight back. Please register for the GSPHE Summer Conference to meet with other students, community members, and organizers to take a stand against the tuition increases and budget cuts.