Ah – I looked it up: In 1990: The 2nd most expensive: Hampshire College.
Guidance counselor thought it would be perfect for me. It was. But at the time, having a mortgage counted as an ASSET rather than a LIABILITY thanks to Ronald Reagan, who effects still linger to this day…
…and so, i kinda got fucked. They got rid of that a few years later, but I didn’t care by then and took 10 years to pay off 1.5 yrs of loans. Meh.
But yeah, the whole system’s a racket. University systems’ a joke now. We got interwebz. Lack of recognition? Yeah. But the knowledge is available that used to be locked up. Still waiting for the whole academic system to just explode and go away.