There was a spate of coverage here and elsewhere last week over the steep tuition hikes enacted at the University of New Mexico. See full coverage here, here, and here. I found the following chart which illustrates the tuition hikes experienced by state four-year colleges and universities in the 50 states over the last few years. New Mexico appears squarely in the middle of the list. The truth is that higher education spending is out of control in most states across the nation. It is time to re-evaluate the system in its entirety.