2018-19 In-District Tuition and Fees at Public Two-Year Institutions by State and Five-Year Percentage Change

In 2018-19, average published tuition and fees for in-district students at public two-year colleges range from $1,430 in California and $1,840 in New Mexico to $7,090 in New Hampshire and $8,190 in Vermont.

Figure 5: Average 2018-19 In-District Tuition and Fees at Public Two-Year Institutions by State and Five-Year Percentage Change in Inflation-Adjusted Tuition and Fees

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 2016 Enrollment data.

  • In five states, average tuition and fees at public two-year colleges fell in inflation-adjusted dollars between 2013-14 and 2018-19. In three of these states (Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Washington), the 2018-19 price remains above the national average.
  • In three states, average tuition and fees at public two-year colleges increased by more than 20% in inflation-adjusted dollars between 2013-14 and 2018-19. In Mississippi, despite a 24% price increase (compared with the national average of 5%), the state’s average 2018-19 price is $470 below the national average.