It’s almost like some colleges haven’t heard of the higher ed bubble.

Keith Farner of the Gwinnett Daily Post reports.

Tuition to rise significantly for Georgia Gwinnett College, UGA, Ga. Tech

Education leaders in Georgia call it an investment, and this year students and families paying for college across the state will notice a significant rise in tuition costs.

At a meeting on Tuesday at Georgia Gwinnett College, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved tuition rates for the 2015-16 school year. For Georgia Gwinnett College, rates are going up 8.3 percent, while the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech will each increase tuition by nine percent. Georgia State University’s tuition is going up 5.5 percent, while Georgia College and State University rate is going up three percent.

It’s the second straight year Georgia Tech’s tuition is rising by nine percent.

Twenty colleges and universities in the state will have a 2.5 percent tuition increase.

Last year, for the third straight year, tuition went up by 2.5 percent at 27 colleges and universities across Georgia.

For students at GGC, that meant about $3 per credit hour, or $43 per semester. Overall, GGC students are currently paying $1,774 in tuition, up from $1,731 during fiscal year 2014 on a scale that applies to 15 credit hours per semester.

A year ago, GGC was about $40 a credit hour cheaper than the next closest four-year-only college.

President Stas Preczewski often notes during speeches that GGC’s price per credit hour, $118, is cheaper than when the college opened at $124 in 2006.