Categories General Average Tuition Post author By Chris Tingom Post date August 25, 2006 7 Comments on Average Tuition The average tuition across the nation for one year of college is now $21,000. Amazing. By Chris Tingom Principal of Tornado Design, a Phoenix, AZ based web consultancy View Archive → ← Pitch your hometown → Indicators 7 replies on “Average Tuition” The bastards. I remember way back when, Penn State tuition was a svelte $17,500. And Tom Cruise was still a picture-perfect celebrity, and if you wanted to light a cigar up in the local speakeasy, well, you just went ahead and did it. The terrorists really have won. I only paid around $8,000 for my entire college education at ASU–and that wasn’t that long ago. Even with ASU’s tuition about tripling since I was there it’s still dramatically below the average. I wonder how many people appreciate what a good value we have right here in our back yard. Yay for junior and community colleges! Yay for parents! $21,000 for one year?… umm.. bullshit The only way you can afford college these days is by being a dwarf-obese-gay-bipolar-Jewish-left-handed-paraplegic-black/native-American with 14 brothers and sisters and father who died in Iraq in a road bomb explosion and a widowed/pregnant mother living off welfare. Everyone would feel sorry for you and give you scholarships. My first year at Middlebury (VT) the tuition was $22,100. That was fall of 1990. This year the tuition is $44,330, making us I think the second highest in the nation (to the perennial winner Bennington College, also in Vermont). I am forever thankful for loans and scholarships, and for parents who were willing to go into debt to support my education. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.