Tuition and Fee and Room and Board Charges over Time in 2012 Dollars, 2002-03 through 2012-13
The annual increase in inflation-adjusted average tuition and fees at public four-year colleges and universities has declined in each of the past four years, from 9.3% in 2009-10 to 3.4% in 2012-13.
SOURCES: The College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges; NCES, IPEDS.
- The annual increase in inflation-adjusted average published tuition and fees at public two-year colleges declined from 10.2% in 2009‑10 to 5.3% in 2010‑11 and 4.7% in 2011‑12, and was 4.3% in 2012‑13.
- In both the public four-year and the private nonprofit four-year sectors, the largest one-year percentage increase in the constant dollar published price for tuition, fees, room and board over the decade from 2002-03 to 2012-13 was in 2009-10.