Wall Street Journal:
High school juniors and seniors scouring online college guides find North Dakota universities are inexpensive and well-regarded, with modest-sized classes typically taught by faculty members rather than adjuncts or graduate students.
“I found it online, showed it to my Dad and he was impressed,” says California resident Samantha Carlson, who graduated in May from North Dakotas Valley City State University, where her younger brother is now enrolled. For California residents, North Dakota colleges cost about $10,000 a year in tuition and fees compared to about $12,000 in the University of California system.
The entire article is illuminating. The skyrocketing costs of higher education make previously-unthought scenarios more plausible by the month.