Where Public College Tuition Is Growing the Fastest

The soaring cost of higher education is driving the country's $1.2 trillion in federal student debt. At public colleges, states foot some of those costs.

In 2013 federal student loans surpassed $1 trillion for the first time. They have continued to grow, totaling $1.2 trillion in the third quarter of 2015, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education. Behind those rising student debts is a soaring cost of higher education.

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