Professor Daniel Lin, who is an economics professor at American University, explains why college tuition has risen so much during the past few decades and makes it easy for the average person to understand. In fact, he does a much better job of explaining this than I can!
Like Eddie Caldwell has been suggested repeatedly on this blog, this scam is designed to benefit the bankers and government cronies and has nothing to do with actually helping people go to college without accumulating massive debt in so many instances and turning them into indentured servants. This needs to be emphasized if one is to talk to an attorney general and tell them about how these federal student loans are possibly unconstitutional according to the uniform bankruptcy provision in Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution.
College tuition is a problem of too much demand due to the belief that having a degree would lead to better chances of employment and the federal government artificially propping up demand through subsidized student loans, which distort the market. There is definitely an engorged education sector and it seems that the politicians have no incentive to stop it from growing worse. Debt slaves mean more votes for these politicians who are controlled by banker cronies. 2/3 of college students don't graduate in four years, while 40% of them drop out, meaning the United States currently has the largest college dropout rate in the world according to this LearnLiberty video!
In the end, eliminating these price control subsidies and encouraging more apprenticeship programs are the best solutions to remedy a problem that has gotten out of control. I would also add that abandoning useless prerequisite courses that have nothing to do with a field like engineering or nursing, unless it's a necessary math or science course, would also help cut the amount of time that people spend in college. State funding cuts alone aren't the primary cause in college tuition rising 1,120% in only a matter of 30 years!