How College is Different

1974 vs. 2014

Quite a bit has changed since the 1970s, and not just your dad’s hairdo. Check out how the college experience is different today from what it was 40 years ago.

Comparing college in 1974 to 2014

College in 1974 vs. 2014

Income information taken from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Information about average undergraduate tuition, enrollment by gender, and popular bachelor degrees taken from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Coffee prices calculated with information taken from the U.S. Bureau of the Census, Historical Statistics of the United States.

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