This short article was written by Travis Mitchell, a staff writer for U.S. News. In this article, Mitchell discusses the increasing rates of college tuition, both public and private, from 1995 to 2015. In that 20 year time period, in-state tuition and fees at public National Universities grew by a staggering 296 percent and the out-of-state tuition and fees grew by 226 percent since 1995. These figures are also displayed in several graphs which give a visual representation of the drastic rise in what it costs to attend college.

I will be comparing these figures to George Mason University’s increasing tuition and fees since its founding.