2017-18 In-District Tuition and Fees at Public Two-Year Institutions by State and Five-Year Percentage Change

In 2017-18, average published tuition and fees for in-district students at public two-year colleges range from $1,430 in California and $1,760 in New Mexico to $6,840 in New Hampshire and $7,980 in Vermont.

Figure 5: Average 2017-18 In-District Tuition and Fees at Public Two-Year Institutions by State and Five-Year Percentage Change in Inflation-Adjusted Tuition and Fees

Figure 5 represents Average 2017-18 In-District Tuition and Fees at Public Two-Year Institutions and Five-Year Percentage Change in Inflation-Adjusted Tuition and Fees by State. For a corresponding Section 508-compliant data table, sdownload the Excel spr

Notes & Sources 

NOTE: Alaska is not included in Figure 5 because it does not have a separate community college system.

SOURCES: College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges; NCES, IPEDS Fall 2015 Enrollment data.

  • In six states, average tuition and fees at public two-year colleges fell in inflation-adjusted dollars between 2012-13 and 2017-18. In New Hampshire, which has the second highest average price in the country, the average tuition and fees declined by 5% in real terms over the last five years, but remained more than $3,000 above the national average.
  • In seven states, average tuition and fees at public two-year colleges increased by more than 20% in inflation-adjusted dollars between 2012-13 and 2017-18. Despite a 29% price increase in Mississippi, compared with the national average increase of 6%, that state’s 2017-18 price is $450 below the national average.