All Amounts in 2012 Dollars
Hourly wage in 2012 dollars
summer plus breaks
We assumed 32 weeks per school year, 18 weeks for summer and breaks and did not take out taxes. Costs only include tuition and room and board.
Sources: Digest of Education Statistics, National Center for Education Statistics; Consumer Price Index, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor