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After decades of skyrocketing college tuition, the pace is starting to slow

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 9: A group of mostly college students and young people discuss their grievances with the policies of Donald Trump and Mike Pence during a gathering in Washington Square Park, November 9, 2016 in New York City. Republican candidate Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election in the early hours of the morning in a widely unforeseen upset.

College affordability has become the preeminent issue in higher education, as student-debt figures have hit staggering levels.

While most conversations center on ballooning tuition costs, which have long surpassed the rate inflation of other consumer goods, last year tuition costs grew at the slowest pace in decades, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Labor Department data show tuition at college and graduate school increased 1.9% for the year ended June 2017 — on par with the rate of inflation. From 1990 through 2016, the average increase was 6% a year — more than double the rate of inflation, according to read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com