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Summary: Tuition at American colleges continues to rise each year, with 50 schools charging $60,000 or more per year. 

Tuition at colleges in the United States continues to increase, with 50 schools charging more than $60,000 per year, according to Business Insider.

  
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Since 1978, tuition for college has jumped by 1,225 percent, according to data from Bloomberg. To compare this number, Bloomberg pointed out that the cost of food and shelter over the last 36 years has increased by 257 and 370 percent, respectively.

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For the 2014-2015 academic year, Sarah Lawrence charges the highest tuition in the country at $65,480. This number includes room and board, tuition and fees. The Chronicle of Higher Education released its most recent data for the cost to attend college in the United States.

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When looking only at tuition, Sarah Lawrence costs $50,780 per year to attend. This is a 4.3 percent increase from last year. The school is located in Bronxville, New York and is a four-year, liberal arts college. It is a private school.



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The Chronicle of Higher Education released its latest list, and the top 10 most expensive colleges in the United States are listed below. The prices to attend these schools include fees, tuition and room and board.

1. Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, N.Y.—$65,480

2. Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, Calif.—$64,427

3. Columbia University, New York, N.Y.—$63,440

4. University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.—$62,458

5. Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, Calif.—$62,215

6. Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, N.Y.—$62,012

7. Scripps College, Claremont, Calif.—$61,940

8. Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.—$61,927

9. Landmark College, Putney, Vt.—$61,898

10. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, Mass.—$61,881

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