2017-18 Tuition and Fees at Flagship Universities and Five-Year Percentage Change

In 2017-18, published tuition and fees for full-time first-year in-state students at flagship universities range from $5,220 at the University of Wyoming and $6,380 at the University of Florida to $18,070 at the University of New Hampshire and $18,440 at Penn State, University Park.

Figure 7: 2017-18 Tuition and Fees at Flagship Universities and Five-Year Percentage Change in Inflation-Adjusted In-State Tuition and Fees

Figure 7 represents 2017-18 Tuition and Fees at Flagship Universities and Five-Year Percentage Change in Inflation-Adjusted In-State Tuition and Fees. For a corresponding Section 508-compliant data table, download the Excel spreadsheet

Notes & Sources 

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

  • Flagship public universities in six states had lower tuition and fees (after adjusting for inflation) in 2017-18 than in 2012-13. The steepest price decline was 17% ($2,260) in Washington. The largest five-year increases were 52% in Louisiana and 34% in Tennessee.
  • In 2017-18, published tuition and fees for out-of-state students at flagship universities range from $12,020 in South Dakota and $16,830 in Wyoming to $46,600 in Virginia and $47,480 in Michigan.
  • In Florida, Montana, North Carolina, and Texas, the out-of-state price is more than three and a half times as high as the in-state price. In Minnesota, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota, the published 2017-18 out-of-state tuition and fee price is less than twice the in-state price.