College Education. Average inflation over 25 years....about 100%. Medical costs - what everyone is complaining about - and the government wants to get involved because of it..218% HOWEVER...education..439%!!! Getting that degree is now DOUBLE what it was just 10 years ago. years. Why? - Easy. The government bankrolls it with taxpayer dollars. 25 years ago not everyone could go to college. You had to meet certain criteria...today...you don't even need a high school diploma. Not to mention that college drop out rates are a stunning 50% in America.