College Is Much More Expensive Than It Used To Be: The Nobel Laureate Edition

I’ve discussed how, in the 1960s, it was possible for someone working in the summer at a relatively low-wage job could work his or her way through college. Well, if you don’t believe the Mad Biologist, how about a Nobel Prize recipient? Biologist Randy Schekman:

He also said he was able to work his way through university despite coming from a middle class family and being one of five children.

“I could work a summer job and pay for the entire school year,” Schekman said, recalling that his tuition in 1966 was $40 a term and room and board cost $400.

“Unfortunately as you know this is no longer true. Tuition fees have escalated dramatically.”

Yes, indeed.

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