The figure I’d heard was that the cost of college had increased eleven-fold since 1979. This goes back even further. The cost for our out-of-state son at the University of Arizona is about $40,ooo a year. Fortunately, he has a National Merit Scholarship, and UA is one of the few state colleges that honor it, covering a major portion. He was accepted also at Berkeley, among others, where he really wanted to go, but even with some decent out-of-state scholarships, it would’ve cost us upwards of $50,000 a year—$200,000 for an undergraduate degree.