In-State Tuition and Fees by State, 2013-14, and Five-Year Percentage Changes

In 2013-14, the highest published in-state tuition and fees in both public four-year and public two-year institutions are in New Hampshire and Vermont. In-state tuition and fees average $14,665 and $6,736 for public four-year and public two-year institutions, respectively, in New Hampshire and $13,958 and $7,090 in Vermont. For the nation as a whole, average in-state tuition and fee prices are $8,893 for public four-year and $3,264 for public two-year institutions.

Figure 7: Average 2013-14 In-State Tuition and Fees at Public Four-Year and Two-Year Institutions, by State, and Five-Year Percentage Changes in Inflation-Adjusted Tuition and Fees, 2008-09 to 2013-14
Notes & Sources 

SOURCE: The College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges.

  • The lowest published in-state tuition and fees for public four-year colleges and universities in 2013-14 are $4,404 in Wyoming and $5,885 in Alaska.
  • The lowest published in-state tuition and fees for public two‑year colleges in 2013-14 are $1,424 in California and $1,696 in New Mexico.
  • Over the five years from 2008-09 to 2013-14, percentage increases in public four-year in-state tuition and fees ranged from 5% in Missouri ($417 in 2013 dollars) and 8% in Maryland ($625) to 65% in Georgia ($3,094) and 70% in Arizona ($4,135). Georgia’s $7,823 average tuition remains below the national average of $8,893.
  • Over the five years from 2008-09 to 2013-14, percentage changes in public two-year in-state tuition and fees ranged from 1% in Maine ($45 in 2013 dollars) and North Dakota ($31 in 2013 dollars) to 62% in Georgia ($1,375) and 111% in California ($751), which still has the lowest prices in the country.