College Tuition Hikes Outpacing Incomes

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For the past 25 years, university tuition costs have risen faster than family incomes. Last year, the average tuition for a four-year public college jumped 14 percent. Some lawmakers say reckless spending by universities is driving up costs. Administrators at public colleges blame dwindling state aid. NPR's Anthony Brooks reports.



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