Cost of College vs Inflation: 1963 to 2015
I wanted to show the rise in costs for Four-Year Universities
since the 1960s in comparison to the costs of everything else
(inflation). For this purpose I scaled Inflation to the same
starting value as public college and created a moving bar
graph. Ideally, I would have indexed all the costs to the same
value so they could be properly compared, but I wanted the
visualization to be clear just how much Private College costs
now, instead of plotting an arbitrary growth value.
In the future, I should come back and recreate the visualization
with all the values indexed to the same value at the beginning.
(Note: I did come back later and do this.)
National Center for Education Statistics
and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis