Context on Increases in Tuition and Textbook Prices

September 1, 2016

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released some comparative data to mark the start of a new academic year. From January 2006 to July 2016, the Consumer Price Index for college tuition and fees increased 63 percent. That compares to 21 percent for all items. During the same period, consumer prices for college textbooks increased 88 percent.


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