By Mark J. Perry

. . . [B]etween 1964 and 1980 the “time cost” of college actually declined by almost 11%, from 498 work-hours in 1964 to 444 work-hours in 1980. Then between 1980 and 2013 the “time cost” of college soared by more than 164% (and by more than 2.6 times), from 444 hours to 1,174 hours. This chart got a lot of attention on Twitter over the weekend, and several people pointed out a possible reason for the significant and ongoing increases in the “time cost” of college starting in 1980 – you can find that reason here.   CONTINUE READING HERE