College has gotten more and more expensive gradually, and there are lots of reasons to explain the change over time. But at a lot of private schools, the rising cost can be traced to a specific date every year when an announcement comes out that tuition is increasing. This year, Goucher College is putting the brakes on that annual ritual.
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Washington DC is not part of any state, which makes them the best, most impartial judges to determine which is the best state in America. The answer? Maryland, of course– but not necessarily for the reason you might expect.
Johns Hopkins is consistently ranked one of the best institutes of undergraduate education in the country. Not surprisingly, it’s also one of the most expensive. Next year will be no exception: Students (or parents) paying for the 2014-2015 school year can expect to pony up $47,060 for a year of undergraduate tuition, plus $14,246 in room and board. That comes to $61,306, a 3.5 percent increase from last year.
For the privilege of attending Johns Hopkins in the 2013-2014 school year, incoming freshmen (or, let’s be real, their parents) will pay $45,470, an increase of 3.5 percent over the previous year. Room and board will rise to $13,832, 3.3 percent more than last year, making the grand total a whopping $59,302 (and solidifying my desire to never have children). The university is consistently one of the ten most expensive schools in the country.
Last month, the popular trendcasters at Kiplinger called out the Top 100 Values in Public College Education and five Maryland schools made the cut: University of Maryland, College Park, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Salisbury University, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Towson U.
Then, earlier this month, Kiplinger ranked the 10 Best Public Colleges with the Highest Graduation Rates, and one Maryland school made the grade: St. Mary’s College. So why all the press?