Our View: More college sticker shock

“You can do a lot of things with $70,000. You can buy a brand new Dodge Charger, Ford F-250 or Mercedes SUV. Or you can go on vacation for nearly a month, hopping around to various cities on various continents. Then again, maybe you’d want to spend just two nights in luxury, in a suite at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City. Or, you could spend not-quite-a-year studying at one of 13 private colleges in Massachusetts. In the latest jaw-dropping sign of the escalating cost of a college education, the Boston Business Journal last week surveyed the sticker prices of the state’s colleges and universities and found 13 where the cost to attend is at least $70,000.”


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