My alma mater, Michigan State University, number 39 on the New York Times top recruited schools! WaHoo! Also our rivals at UofM are 52! Muahaha! The Big Ten is represented well on this list though.
On another MSU note, one of my friends pointed out the extreme rise in costs to attend since we were freshman (look below the NY Times pic). Keep in mind that MSU often has the lowest tuition in the Big Ten.
History of MSU’s Tuition Per Credit Amounts
(Undergraduate Instate Lower Division) 2011 Fall Semester $406.75 2005 (Admitted Fall 2005 or after) (4) $233.25
Since I was a freshman in Fall 2005, tuition has risen 173 dollars and some change per credit. If you took the average 15 credits needed to graduated in 4 years, you would be paying 2,600 dollars per semester more than I did as a freshman. If I had to pay that much today, I would have an extra $26,000 or so in loans after 5 years at MSU. Mind you my totals are near $75,000 in loans, so I could have broken the epic $100,000 grand barrier.
Did you know there are countries where students don’t graduate with debt?
Did you know that there is an economic system under which there would be no such thing as student loan debt?
Socialism! Knowledge should be free!