March and April are when many families make one of the most important decisions in their child’s life: where to attend college.
Many important factors influence this decision, not the least of which is the enormous cost of a four-year degree.
According to the Visual Capitalist website:
“Since 1980, college tuition and fees in the U.S. have increased by 1,200%.” Inflation, meanwhile, is up 236%.
Here are some interesting charts and information on the cost of college and the reasons behind the shocking sticker price.