Kaboom! Hold onto your hats. Here it comes. The largest college enrollment in U.S. history is about to attack this country's college campuses, all because of a huge increase in births during the 1980s. It's the baby boom in full throttle. In 1990, 4.2 million babies were born, just a mere 110,000 less than the baby boom's high year of 1961. The result will be somewhat akin to mass confusion, as schools will revisit their enrollment procedures, look for ways to obtain housing and class space and of course, find more money. Guess who's on the receiving end of that?

To me, it doesn’t mean too much as all my kids were finished with college many years ago but I have colleagues in my office whose offspring are now in their junior year of high school and they are deservedly worried about what will be. Why? Because as sure as the sun will come up tomorrow morning (put aside the present rain, snow, and sleet), tuition and fees (which are already steps ahead of inflation) will rise too.

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