ERIC Number: ED224399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Tuition and Fees in Public Higher Education in the West, 1982-83.
Viehland, Dennis W.; Kaufman, Norman S.
Changes in tuition and fee levels at public institutions from academic year 1981-82 to 1982-83 are reviewed, with specific state-by-state, institution-by-institution data provided for the three previous years. The states included are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Among the kinds of changes noted are one-time and per-term surcharges, changes in credits charged on a per-credit basis, and related graduate tuition to cost of instruction rather than undergraduate tuition. Trends include these: tuition increases averaged 10 to 20 percent in most cases; overall resident undergraduate tuition increased 5.8 percent; undergraduate nonresident charges increased an average of 11.3 percent; great variation in dollar rates exists between states; and graduate tuition averaged 19.2 percent more for residents, and 12.4 percent for nonresidents. Additional charts and tables present data on the number of institutions charging resident and nonresident tuition and fees within five brackets ($0-1,999; $2,000-2,499; $2,500-2,999; $3,000-3,499; $3,500+), and a summary of tuition and fees by undergraduate and graduate status, resident and nonresident status, and institution type, in some cases giving the range, mean, and median. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Credits, College Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Economics, Fees, Graduate Study, Higher Education, In State Students, Out of State Students, State Colleges, Student Costs, Trend Analysis, Tuition, Undergraduate Study
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80302.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; Arizona; California; Colorado; Hawaii; Idaho; Montana; Nevada; New Mexico; Oregon; Utah; Washington; Wyoming