17 January 2012
Rising college costs, 1990 - 2010
The graph comes from a Moody's report (pdf), via The Dish (the title has been cut off the embed - it said "Tuition vs. other price indices - CPI, cumulative...").
I find this incredible, especially when I remember that from 1968-1972 I paid for four years of graduate school tuition by borrowing $600 per year at 3% interest, deferred until after graduation (I also had a $300 scholarship, but even a total of $2,400 is minuscule compared to what today's students face).
Addendum: see N. Normal's comment re online courses available from MIT.