Here's some pretty scary news concerning college tuition - The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center shows college funding by states dropped a national average of 7% in 2008. And if that isn't enough, over the next two school years, tuition jumped more than 35% on more than 30 state university campuses.

Here are the top 10 colleges that had some of the highest rates between 2007 and 2010, according to the Department of Education;

1 - Northern New Mexico College -- 51%

2 - Florida State College at Jacksonville -- 49%

3 - San Diego State* -- 47%

4 - Georgia State -- 46%

5 - California State* -- 46%

6 - Alabama State -- 43%

7 - Georgia Institute of Technology -- 41%

8 - San Jose State -- 39%

9 - California State Polytechnic -- 39%

10 - Arizona State -- 38%

According to the same source, here are 10 of the cheapest campuses;

1- Sitting Bull College (ND) -- $938

2 -South Texas College -- $1,317

3- The University of Texas-Pan American -- $1,646

4 - Indian River State College (FL) -- $2,138

5 - California State University-Dominguez​ Hills -- $2,451

6 - California State University-Los Angeles -- $3,263

7 - Elizabeth City State University (NC) -- $3,335

8 - Palm Beach State College (FL) -- $3,490

9 - Haskell Indian Nations University (KS) -- $4,302

10 - CUNY Lehman College (NY) -- $4,335

There is always full scholarships!