Well, if you are indeed burning to know, the Education Department has posted a list online.
According to The New York Times, the new web site allows prospective students and their parents compare tuition, discover the pace at which it is rising, and calculate total cost of each college.
What's more, those colleges whose tuition is rising most dramatically must explain to the Education Department why their costs are so high and what they "plan to do about it."
Community colleges are also coming under attack. Long seen as affordable education options, community colleges are becoming increasingly expensive. From 1999 to 2009, the New York Times article reports, the tuition at two-year colleges increased 71 percent. At a time when the median family income is declining, this comes as unwelcome news.
Some critics claim the data is uneven. But one thing is clear: Tuition is skyrocketing, and not just at private sector colleges and universities. Recent legislation has focused on for-profit colleges and the fact that they saddle their students with excessive amount of debt. But what about nonprofit schools? They also saddle their students with debt, and many of those students cannot find jobs after they graduate. That nonprofit schools have fallen under the regulatory radar is a gross oversight and one that these recent investigations will hopefully rectify.