Data Brief/Chart: The Cost of College Textbooks Has Increased 88% Since Jan. 2006, Tuition and Fees Up 63% (U.S.)
From January 2006 to July 2016, the Consumer Price Index for college tuition and fees increased 63 percent, compared with an increase of 21 percent for all items.
Over that period, consumer prices for college textbooks increased 88 percent and housing at school (excluding board) increased 51 percent.
From January 2006 to July 2016, consumer prices for tuition and fees for private elementary and high schools increased 55 percent. Over that period, consumer prices for childcare and nursery schools increased 39 percent.
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See Also: Additional Info/Tools/Methodology: Consumer Price Index (via BLS)
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