College Has Gotten 12 Times More Expensive In One Generation

"It wasn't always like this: The cost of undergraduate education is twelve
times higher than it was 35 years ago, far outpacing inflation. While the indexed price of college tuition and fees skyrocketed by more than 1,122 percent since 1978, the cost of medical care rose less than 600 percent, and the cost housing and food went up less than 300."