Average Published Undergraduate Charges by Sector, 2012-13
Average published tuition and fees for in-state students at public four-year colleges and universities increased from $8,256 in 2011-12 to $8,655 in 2012-13. The 4.8% increase in tuition and fees followed increases of 8.4% in 2011-12 and 8.0% in 2010-11.
— Sample too small to provide meaningful information.
NOTE: Prices reported for 2011-12 have been revised and may differ from those reported in Trends in College Pricing 2011. Public two-year room and board charges are based on commuter housing and food costs. Tuition and fee figures for the for-profit sector should be interpreted with caution because of the low response rate.
SOURCE: The College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges.
- In 2012–13, the percentage increase in published prices for out-of-state students was 4.2%, smaller than that for state residents at public four-year institutions. Still, the dollar gap in the two prices increased from $12,567 to $13,051.
- The $172 increase in average published tuition and fees for full-time students at public two-year colleges reflected a 5.8% increase from $2,959 in 2011–12 to $3,131 in 2012–13.
- The $1,173 dollar increase in average published tuition and fees for full-time students at private nonprofit four-year institutions reflected a 4.2% increase from $27,883 in 2011–12 to $29,056 in 2012–13.
- Data on charges at for-profit institutions are incomplete, but tuition and fees in this sector rose by an estimated 3.0%, from $14,737 in 2011–12 to $15,172 in 2012–13.