The University of Alabama is set to follow in the footsteps of colleges across the nation and raise its tuition. The Mobile Press-Register is reporting that the Board of Trustee’s is currently meeting in downtown Mobile to discuss a tuition hike of up to 8.9%. That would raise tuition to roughly $8,600 a year for in-state students. Tuition has more than doubled in the past ten years.
The University of Alabama is just the latest in state school to raise its rates. South Alabama recently raised its tuition, and all of the state’s community colleges will be raising their rates as well. College education is being pushed further and further out of the reach of ordinary Americans. College may not be for everyone, but if the price keeps increasing it will be for no one.