UC Berkeley One of the Most Expensive Schools in the Nation

Jaylen Waddle
Jaylen Waddle

UC BerkeleyEveryone knows that the cost of attending college keeps rising and rising, but students at the University of Berkeley – a public school – are really starting to feel this trend.
The College Board recently announced that one year at Berkeley now costs more than $50,000 for students who do not qualify for in-state tuition rates. Berkeley is the first public school where students have to pay more than $50,000 a year to attend.
Berkeley isn’t the only school to recently increase the cost of attendance to more than $50,000. In 2008, there were only three schools in the country that charged this much, and soon there will be 100 schools in the country to hit the $50,000 mark in 2010-2011.
Tuition at Berkeley isn’t the only factor in this expensive equation: the College Board also included room and board, supplies, books, and “personal expenses” in this number. Tuition itself is somewhere about $35,000.
The most expensive school in the U.S. is Connecticut College, a private school in New London, CT. Tuition at Connecticut College is a whopping $43,990 per year.
The College Board surveyed more than 1,000 schools and discovered that at least 59 of these schools have tuition-and-fee costs of $40,000 and more. No wonder the average student is graduating with even more debt than ever before.
Via NPR.org

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