Higher Education Bubble Update: Colleges And Universities Charging $50k+ Increases 25X In 3 Yrs.Mark Perryupdated Oct 29, 2011TweetAt GET.com we maintain complete editorial integrity on our content & provide transparent & unbiased information. Companies don't pay us to include their products although we receive a compensation when you successfully apply to products from our partners. See how we make money here.At GET.com we maintain complete editorial integrity.Top 25 Colleges for Tuition and Room & Board, 2011-2012RankCollege2011-2012 Tuition, Room and Board1Sarah Lawrence College$59,1702Landmark College$57,3303New York U.$56,7874Columbia University$56,3105Harvey Mudd College$56,2686Wesleyan U.$56,0067Claremont McKenna College$55,8658Johns Hopkins U.$55,7429Berklee College of Music$55,61510Bard College$55,59211Barnard College$55,56612Vanderbilt U.$55,55613Trinity College$55,45014U. of Chicago$55,41615Dartmouth College$55,36516Bates College$55,30017Stevens Institute of Technology$55,27618Vassar College$55,13519Washington U. in St. Louis$55,11120Boston College$55,07921Haverford College$55,05022Pitzer College$54,98823Connecticut College$54,97024Bard College at Simon's Rock$54,96025Bennington College$54,960 From the Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required): "The 50K club is getting crowded: 123 institutions now charge $50,000 or more for tuition, fees, room, and board, according to data released by the College Board. That's up from last year, when 100 colleges and universities charged that much."MP: The table above shows the top 25 colleges for tuition, and room and board, for the current 2011-2012 academic year. In this related Chicago Tribune article, they point out that: a) only 58 schools charged more than $50,000 for tuition and room and board in 2009-2010 and the year before it was only five colleges, and b) an increasing number of colleges are now charging more for tuition than than the average American earns per year ($42,000 according to the Social Security Administration).HT: Steve Bartin Editorial Disclosure: Any personal views and opinions expressed by the author in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of GET.com. The editorial content on this page is not provided by any of the companies mentioned, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Opinions expressed here are author's alone, not those of the companies mentioned, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.