Higher Costing EducationPaper Rating: Word Count: 1030 Approx Pages: 4
The experience of a college education is something that should be obtainable for any young adult who has a desire to attend. However, this "experience is becoming harder and harder to accomplish. College costs are skyrocketing. With the growing cost of tuition many students have turned to working year round or never attending college at all. The college experience is both a benefit for the future as well as a stepping stone to becoming an adult. Overall, the cost of a college education is becoming very expensive for the average student because of many reasons.
Since 1980 the cost of going to college has risen twice as fast as the cost of living, "climbing 57 per cent between 198l and 1986. The Consumer Price Index went up 26 per cent during the same period (Hood 1). "The average cost of a public college of an in-state student is $4,081 and for a private college is $18,273 in 2003 ("College Costs 1). The explosion of college costs has outpaced almost all parts of the economy, including medical care costs, cost of commodities and cost of services. I believe the cause of growing college expenses lies not in the general economy, but in higher educatio