College is expensive: The Freshman $15 million

Off to college

$48.5 million

The amount we spend on a college education in a year.

$30 million

The cost of college tuition alone.

$1.4 million

The cost of college textbooks and supplies.


The cost of supplies for elementary and high school students.


The cost of vocational and technical school tuition.

$1.6 million

The cost of other school expenses, like rentals.

 Source: U.S. Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics based on zip codes 75204, 75206, 75214, 75218 and 75223. Numbers are derived from 2010 U.S. Census data with projections to be accurate as of Jan. 1, 2017. 

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