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ERIC Number: ED561982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 27
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2013-14 Tuition and Fee Rates: A National Comparison
Webster, Marc
Washington Student Achievement Council
This is the forty-third report prepared in Washington providing tuition and fee data for flagship institutions, comprehensive institutions, and community colleges. Tuition and fee rates for academic year 2013-14 were collected by staff from the Connecticut Office of Higher Education, who developed an online tool to collect these data from the 50 states and transmitted the information to the Council in early 2014. Washington Student Achievement Council staff analyzed the data and prepared the current report. Among the key findings were: At flagship institutions, the average increase from 2012-13 to 2013-14 was just under four percent. Several states, including Washington, froze tuition this academic year, though the data show small changes due to increases in mandatory fees. In all, 20 states increased total resident undergraduate tuition and fees at their flagship institution by less than $200. Resident undergraduate tuition and fees grew by three percent in the comprehensive sector. Sixteen states held average tuition and fee growth below $200 in this sector. Whereas five states saw tuition growth of over ten percent in this sector from 2011-12 to 2012-13, only two states exceeded that figure this year. Growth in community college tuition was similar to the other sectors at three percent. In all, 20 states, including Washington, held tuition and fee growth below $100 in the two-year college sector, with Missouri significantly reducing tuition for residents. Three appendices are included: (1) Resident Undergraduate Tuition and Required Fees by State; (2) National Comparisons--Tuition and Required Fees by Sector and Residency, 2009-10 to 2013-14; and (3) List of Colleges and Universities Included in the Tuition and Fee Report Survey.
Washington Student Achievement Council. P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504. Tel: 360-753-7800; E-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Student Achievement Council
Identifiers - Location: United States; Washington