Over the past decade and a half, college fees
have risen 80 percent in the United States. During the same time frame, median household income fell 7 percent, increasing the huge fiscal impact on American families. The Northern New Mexico College had a 359 percent increase in college
fees between 2014-15. In 2014, the average annual cost of tuition at public colleges stood at just over $8,000, according to ProPublica.