Tuition and Fees by Sector and State over Time

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In 2014-15, average published tuition and fee prices for in-state students at public four-year institutions range from $4,646 in Wyoming and $6,138 in Alaska to $14,419 in Vermont and $14,712 in New Hampshire.

Table 5: Average Published Tuition and Fees by State in Current Dollars and in 2014 Dollars, 2004-05 to 2014-15

Table 5

Notes & Sources 

SOURCE: The College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges.

  • Average published tuition and fee prices for in-district students at public two-year institutions range from $1,429 in California and $1,645 in New Mexico to $6,500 in New Hampshire and $7,320 in Vermont.
  • Over the five years from 2009-10 to 2014-15, percentage increases in public four-year in-state tuition and fees ranged from 0% beyond inflation in Maine and 3% in Montana to 46% in Georgia and 54% in Louisiana. In both Georgia and Louisiana, tuition and fees remain below the national average.
  • Over the five years from 2009-10 to 2014-15, percentage changes in public two-year in-district tuition and fees ranged from declines of 3% in constant dollars in Maine and 2% in Montana and North Dakota to increases of 58% in California, which still has the lowest price in the country, and 62% in Louisiana.