2015-16 In-State Tuition and Fees at Public Four-Year Institutions by State and Five-Year Percentage Change

In 2015-16, average published tuition and fee prices for in-state students at public four-year institutions range from $4,890 in Wyoming and $6,350 in Montana to $14,990 in Vermont and $15,160 in New Hampshire.

Figure 8: Average 2015-16 In-State Tuition and Fees at Public Four-Year Institutions by State and Five-Year Percentage Change in Inflation-Adjusted Tuition and Fees

Figure 8 represents Average 2015-16 In-State Tuition and Fees at Public Four-Year Institutions by State and Five-Year Percentage Change in Inflation-Adjusted Tuition and Fees. For a corresponding Section 508-compliant data table, see http://trends.college

Notes & Sources 

SOURCE: The College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges.

  • In 18 states, average in-state tuition and fees at public four-year institutions increased by less than 10% in inflation-adjusted dollars between 2010-11 and 2015-16. In nine of those states, the 2015-16 prices are below the national average; in nine of those states, the prices are above the national average.
  • In 11 states, average in-state tuition and fees at public four-year institutions increased by 20% or more in inflation-adjusted dollars between 2010-11 and 2015-16. In six of those states, the 2015-16 prices are below the national average; in five of those states, the prices are above the national average.