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ERIC Number: ED506224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 65
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2008-09 Tuition and Fee Rates: A National Comparison
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
State law directs the Higher Education Coordinating Board to recommend state tuition and fee policies to the Governor and Legislature. As part of its analysis, the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board conducted an annual survey of tuition and fee rates at public colleges and universities in all 50 states to determine how Washington tuition and fees compare both nationally and with other Western states. In addition, it examined how tuition and fees at individual Washington institutions contrast with tuition and fees at comparable or "peer" institutions nationwide. Survey data are presented in this 40th annual report of tuition and fee rates at public institutions in the 50 states. Data represent average undergraduate tuition at over 200 state public institutions, as well as average graduate tuition at over 190 public institutions with graduate programs. Not all public institutions are included in this survey; newly founded public institutions are not added to the survey in order to keep the data comparable over time. Full-time undergraduate tuition and required fee amounts were based on 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours and full-time graduate tuition and required fees were based on 30 quarter hours or 20 semester hours per year. Tuition and required fees include total academic year tuition and required fees for full-time students. Optional fees are not included unless they are paid by all full-time students. An appendix contains a listing of institutions by state included in Tables 1-8. (Contains 6 charts and 30 tables. Also contains endnotes with pertinent information about the tuition and fee data reported in all tables of this document.)
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board. 917 Lakeridge Way SW, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430. Tel: 360-753-7800; Fax: 360-753-7808; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington