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Aug 21, 2021 - Politics & Policy

3. The soaring price of college

Reproduced from a College Board report; Chart: Axios Visuals
Reproduced from a College Board report; Chart: Axios Visuals

Average published college tuition and fees have more than doubled for public two-year schools and private nonprofit four-year schools, and close to tripled for public four-year schools between the 1990-1991 and the 2020-2021 school years, according to the College Board.

Why it matters: Median incomes grew 21% for the lowest quintile of families between 1989 and 2019.

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