Report finds child care costs more than college

November 4, 2013 6:17:59 PM PST
A new report finds child care is now more expensive than a college education in many parts of the country.

The non-profit group Child Care Aware of America says the cost of sending a child to daycare rose an average of three percent nationwide.

The report says daycare is now more expensive in nearly two-thirds of the country than yearly tuition and fees at a four-year public college.

Massachusetts had the highest cost for full-time infant care last year at $16,500 a year.

California ranked ninth at just over $12,000 a year.