Saturday, September 01, 2012

These Camp Randall students in 1979 were paying less than 1/10th in tuition and fees than today's students

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Today is the Wisconsin Badger football team's home opener against Northern Iowa. Camp Randall will be more consistently red today than it was in 1979, when I took this photo and when the market for Badger paraphernalia was still in its infancy (and UW tuition was more affordable). The plea students were holding aloft then, however, seems more relevant than ever -- resident undergrad tuition and fees at UW-Madison were $769 for the 1979-80 academic year; this year they total $9, 665.