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The increase will not nearly keep pace with the student demand, which has "skyrocketed" over the past three years, according to the American Council on Education.
In one semester, our circulation has skyrocketed to over 12,000.
Recently, the number of girl authors--and novels about them!--has skyrocketed. Check out this reading list!
Unemployment has skyrocketed over the past year and is now estimated at near 70 percent of the work force.
He held on tight as his investment skyrocketed and then plummeted into oblivion while the Securities and Exchange Commission investigated the company for accounting fraud.
A similar scenario occurred in 1994, when the price of antimony metal skyrocketed to nearly twice today's level.
Accounting skyrocketed to third place as the most-popular career choice, from 13th place a year ago.
Gutkha sales skyrocketed in the 1990s into what is now a booming billion-dollar-a-year business.
"As the supply of nursing staff has dramatically dwindled, the overall demand for nursing care has skyrocketed in a manner that threatens the nation's entire healthcare system," says American Health Care Association (AHCA) President and CEO Charles H.
According to NORML, arrests in New York for pot possession have skyrocketed from fewer than 2,000 a year before former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani took office to more than 50,000 last year.
The state of Florida typifies this phenomenon: the state is facing enormous budget shortfalls while its prescription drug costs have skyrocketed.
After the abortion clause was passed on May 14, 1969, abortions skyrocketed from 542 in 1969 to 11,152 in 1970; 30,923 in 1971; and rising steadily thereafter to over 100,000 per year in the 1990s and today.