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College tuition increased 1100 percent since 1978

The cost of going to University has skyrocketed. I remember paying $300 dollars a semester at the University of Calgary.

I could work summers and still pay tuition, rent, with the occasional night out.

What happened?

A take by mother jones.

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 of housing and food went up less than 300.