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    College Tuition Hikes Are Finally Slowing

    It’s about time. College tuition spiked by an average of 6 percent each year between 1990 and 2016, but now that trend is decelerating, with 2017 clocking a mere 1.9 percent increase. While demographic trends play a role — the number of 18- and 19-year-olds has declined by 7 percent since 2009 — a stronger economy and increasing unskilled jobs are luring prospective students away, prompting colleges to keep prices competitive. Yet with the class of 2025 poised to be the biggest ever, it’s unclear whether the trend will continue.

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