Average Published Tuition and Fees by State, 2004-05 Through 2012-13
In 2012-13, the highest published tuition and fee prices in both public four-year and public two-year institutions are in New Hampshire and Vermont. Tuition and fees average $14,576 and $6,752 for public four-year and public two-year institutions, respectively, in New Hampshire and $13,582 and $6,790 in Vermont. For the nation as a whole, average tuition and fee prices are $8,655 for public four-year and $3,131 for public two-year institutions.
SOURCE: The College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges.
- The lowest published tuition and fee prices for public four-year colleges and universities in 2012-13 are $4,278 in Wyoming and $5,595 in Utah.
- The lowest published tuition and fee prices for public two-year colleges in 2012-13 are $1,418 in California and $1,537 in New Mexico.
- Over the five years from 2007-08 to 2012-13, percentage increases in public four-year tuition and fees ranged from 2% in Maryland ($176 in 2012 dollars) and 3% in Ohio ($250) to 72% in California ($3,923) and 78% ($4,275) in Arizona. Prices in Maryland and Ohio remain above the national average.
- Over the five years from 2007-08 to 2012-13, percentage changes in public two-year tuition and fees ranged from a decline of 3% (-$103 in 2012 dollars) in Maine and an increase of 1% in Montana ($32) to increases of 49% in Virginia ($1,367) and 104% in California ($722), which still has the lowest prices in the country.