2016-17 Tuition and Fees at Public Four-Year Institutions by State and Five-Year Percentage Change in In-State Tuition and Fees

In 2016-17, average published tuition and fee prices for in-state students at public four-year institutions range from $5,060 in Wyoming and $6,360 in Florida to $15,450 in Vermont and $15,650 in New Hampshire.

Figure 7: Average 2016-17 Tuition and Fees at Public Four-Year Institutions by State and Five-Year Percentage Change in Inflation-Adjusted In-State Tuition and Fees

Notes & Sources 

Sources: College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges.

  • In 2016-17, the highest average published out-of-state tuition and fees at public four-year institutions are in Michigan ($34,850) and Vermont ($36,820). The lowest prices are $11,470 in South Dakota and $16,220 in Wyoming.
  • In nine states, average published in-state tuition and fees at public four-year institutions fell or increased by less than 5% in inflation-adjusted dollars between 2011-12 and 2016-17. In six of those states, the 2016-17 prices for in-state students are below the national average but, in three states, the prices are above the national average.
  • In nine states, average in-state tuition and fees at public four-year institutions increased by more than 20% in inflation-adjusted dollars between 2011-12 and 2016-17. The 2016-17 in-state prices are above the national average in only two of those states.