Record Number of Millionaire College Presidents - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com Interesting article, its too bad Ceo's get all the bad publicity! College Tuition: Going for Broke - BusinessWeek Accelerating prices at public schools "This year's 6.5% tuition increase for public colleges is almost identical to last year's increase (6.4%), but it's particularly worrisome because of the long-term trend, Baum says. From 1979 to 1989, the price of attending a public four-year institution went up in inflation-adjusted dollars at an annual rate of 3%, increasing to 4% from 1990 to 2000—and, for the most recent decade, nearing 5%. "At public four-year colleges, we've seen a rapid rate of increase in prices and that trend has been exacerbated in recent years," Baum says. That's the exact opposite of what has been happening over the long-term at private colleges, which have seen dips in the rate of increase of published prices. For example, the annual inflation-adjusted cost of attending a private school in the last decade has gone up just 2.6% a year, a decline from the 1980s, when the average price increase stood at 4.7%, the report says."