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

In 2017-18, average published tuition and fee prices for in-state students at public four year institutions range from $5,220 in Wyoming and $6,360 in Florida to $16,040 in Vermont and $16,070 in New Hampshire.

Figure 6: Average 2017-18 Tuition and Fees at Public Four-Year Institutions by State and Five-Year Percentage Change in Inflation-Adjusted In-State Tuition and Fees

Figure 6 represents Average 2017-18 Tuition and Fees at Public Four-Year Institutions and Five-Year Percentage Change in Inflation-Adjusted In-State Tuition and Fees by State . For a corresponding Section 508-compliant data table, download the Excel sprea

Notes & Sources 

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

  • In 2017-18, the highest average published out-of-state tuition and fees at public four-year institutions are in Michigan ($36,840) and Vermont ($38,990). The lowest prices are in South Dakota ($12,480) and in Wyoming ($16,830).
  • 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 2012-13 and 2017-18. In six of those states, the 2017-18 prices for in-state students are the same as or below the national average but, in three states, the prices are above the national average.
  • In eight states, average in-state tuition and fees at public four-year institutions increased by 20% or more in inflation-adjusted dollars between 2012-13 and 2017-18. The 2017-18 in-state prices are above the national average in only three of those states.