Child Care Costs Come in Even with College Tuition


The cost of child care is so highin some parts of the country it's now more expensive than tuition at statecolleges.

This data comes from a report from ChildCare Aware of America.

The non-profit group reported that center-basedchild care costs rose an average of 3-percent nationwide.

Massachusetts had the highest costfor full time infant care last year. Parents shelled out as much as $16-thousanda year.

According to the report in nearlytwo-thirds of the country average child care costs were greater than yearlytuition and fees at a four-year public college.