Tuition and Fees at Flagship Universities, 2013-14, and Five-Year Percentage Changes

In 2013-14, published tuition and fees for in-state students at flagship universities range from $4,404 at the University of Wyoming and $5,988 at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks to $16,496 at the University of New Hampshire and $17,926 at Penn State–University Park.

Figure 9: 2013-14 Tuition and Fees at Flagship Universities (and Percentage of First-Time Freshman Students Who Are State Residents), by State, and Five-Year Percentage Changes in Inflation-Adjusted Tuition and Fees, 2008-09 to 2013-14
Notes & Sources 

NOTE: The percentages on the x-axis in the top graph represent the percentage of fall 2012 first-time freshman students at each institution who are state residents.

SOURCES: The College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges; NCES, IPEDS College Navigator.

  • Changes in published tuition and fees for in-state students at flagship universities over the five years from 2008-09 to 2013-14 ranged from a 4% real increase at the University of Oklahoma to an increase of 77% at the University of Arizona.
  • At 19 flagship universities, in-state tuition and fees went up less than the overall rate of inflation between 2012‑13 and 2013-14. The largest increase after adjusting for inflation was 10% at Louisiana State University (Table 6).
  • In 2013-14, published tuition and fees for out-of-state students at flagship universities range from $10,104 at the University of South Dakota and $14,124 at the University of Wyoming to $39,844 at the University of Virginia and $40,392 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
  • At 12 flagship universities, the published tuition and fees for out-of-state students declined in inflation-adjusted dollars in 2013-14. In contrast, the largest increase was 14% at Louisiana State University (Table 6).
  • Changes in published prices for out-of-state students at flagship universities over the five years from 2008-09 to 2013‑14 ranged from a 5% increase in inflation-adjusted dollars at the University of Illinois–Urbana Champaign, to a 76% increase at Louisiana State University (Table 6).
  • In fall 2012, the percentage of first-time freshman students at flagship universities who were from the state ranged from a low of 23% at the University of Vermont to 90% at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.