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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Across the country it has become more expensive to give a preschooler an education compared to a college student.

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Findings released by the Wall Street Journal showed in 23 states around the U.S., the annual cost for sending a 4-year-old to a full-time school and daycare center is greater than the cost of in-state tuition at a four-year college, according to the Economic Policy Institute.

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Florida has the largest disparity gap in the nation, where kids’ care is 73% more expensive than college. Other than Wyoming, Florida has the lowest college tuition cost at $4,423, but sits right in the middle for daycare at $7,668 per year.

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In 40 states, families spent more than 10 percent of their median household income on child care.