Still expensive, but less so (relatively)

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Nott as expensive (relatively). (We never get tired of Nott puns.)

The website College Grotto recently released its annual list of the most expensive colleges -- and again Union, Skidmore, and RPI are on the list.

Here's how local schools rank on the list for 2011-2012 (the list for 2010-2011):

Skidmore's ranking has dropped considerably over the last few years -- it was #5 in 2009. RPI has been headed the other direction -- it was ranked #62 in 2009.

Sarah Lawrence topped College Grotto's list this year at $59,170, followed by NYU ($56,787), Columbia ($56,310), Harvey Mudd ($55,998), and The New School ($55,890). Here's Forbes' recently-released list -- it also has Sarah Lawrence #1.

Earlier on AOA:
+ US News ranks for Capital Region colleges 2011
+ Union, RPI in top 20 for "return on investment"

Comments

I thought Union was supposed to be cheaper than RPI at least. If you're not going to be better you should at least be cheaper.

oh dear me. and drat my practical nature.

remind me again what kind of job prospects a liberal arts Skidmore grad has after incurring six figure debt? (unless mommy and daddy are paying for it)

sorry to be so reductive. (HEY! my state university English degree taught me that.)

Colleges are brick buildings on several acres, with big parking lots, books, teachers and staff. Why on earth are they so expensive? 5,000 students at $25K is $125 million. Plus don't many have huge endowments and favorable tax levies.

Let's build more of these things they call colleges, looks like a very profitable business.

i goed two a cheep kollege and gratuated

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