Three-Year Average Cost of College in the United States by State – 2012-2015

Date2015-07-25

As with everything, the cost of college has been trending upward at an alarming rate in the United States, in some states much more than others. Following is a breakdown of the changes as reported by CollegeBoard.org.

Average Published Tuition and Fees in Current Dollars and in 2014 Dollars, by State

Public Two-Year In-State Tuition and Fees

Public Four-Year In-State Tuition and Fees

Private Nonprofit Four-Year Tuition and Fees

2014-15

2014 $

2015 $

2014 $

2015 $

2014-15

2014 $

2015 $

2014 $

2015 $

2014-15

2014 $

2015 $

2014 $

2015 $

Average Tuition

3-Year % Change

3-Year % Change

5-Year % Change

5-Year % Change

Average Tuition

3-Year % Change

5-Year % Change

3-year % Change

5-Year % Change

Average Tuition

3-Year % Change

5-Year % Change

3-year % Change

5-Year % Change

Alabama

$4,237

0%

4%

35%

49%

$9,470

4%

8%

32%

46%

$20,556

4%

8%

13%

25%

Alaska

$4,064

5%

9%

12%

23%

$6,138

2%

6%

13%

25%

$18,845

-36%

-33%

-26%

-18%

Arizona

$2,438

6%

11%

15%

27%

$10,398

3%

7%

43%

59%

$28,504

-1%

3%

6%

18%

Arkansas

$3,101

7%

11%

18%

30%

$7,567

4%

8%

14%

27%

$20,743

6%

10%

12%

24%

California

$1,429

-3%

1%

58%

75%

$9,173

-2%

2%

27%

40%

$38,511

4%

8%

7%

18%

Colorado

$3,902

5%

9%

27%

41%

$9,487

8%

12%

37%

51%

$37,064

4%

8%

8%

19%

Connecticut

$3,866

3%

7%

9%

21%

$10,620

6%

10%

14%

26%

$40,017

3%

7%

9%

21%

Delaware

$3,471

7%

12%

14%

26%

$11,448

1%

5%

15%

27%

$14,786

3%

7%

0%

10%

District of Columbia

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

$7,516

0%

4%

27%

40%

$39,609

3%

7%

10%

21%

Florida

$3,174

-1%

3%

12%

24%

$6,351

-2%

2%

33%

47%

$28,199

0%

4%

6%

18%

Georgia

$3,576

4%

8%

25%

38%

$8,094

3%

7%

46%

62%

$29,578

2%

7%

12%

24%

Hawaii

$3,492

8%

13%

29%

43%

$9,740

9%

13%

33%

47%

$15,417

7%

12%

22%

35%

Idaho

$3,761

16%

21%

41%

56%

$6,602

6%

10%

22%

35%

$6,963

1%

5%

1%

11%

Illinois

$3,526

4%

9%

17%

29%

$12,770

1%

5%

11%

23%

$32,547

5%

9%

14%

26%

Indiana

$4,152

9%

13%

14%

27%

$9,023

0%

4%

7%

18%

$33,044

3%

7%

10%

22%

Iowa

$4,541

3%

7%

11%

23%

$7,857

-4%

0%

6%

17%

$29,650

3%

7%

11%

23%

Kansas

$2,628

0%

4%

12%

24%

$8,086

7%

11%

16%

28%

$24,112

6%

10%

14%

26%

Kentucky

$4,461

2%

6%

7%

19%

$9,188

4%

9%

17%

29%

$25,275

6%

10%

14%

27%

Louisiana

$3,683

18%

23%

62%

80%

$7,314

20%

24%

54%

71%

$33,340

3%

7%

16%

28%

Maine

$3,482

0%

4%

-3%

8%

$9,422

-3%

1%

0%

10%

$35,174

3%

7%

8%

20%

Maryland

$4,122

2%

6%

10%

21%

$8,724

2%

6%

5%

17%

$38,291

4%

8%

9%

20%

Massachusetts

$5,325

0%

4%

12%

24%

$10,951

-1%

3%

7%

19%

$40,748

4%

8%

9%

20%

Michigan

$3,365

6%

11%

20%

33%

$11,909

2%

6%

10%

22%

$22,260

6%

10%

15%

27%

Minnesota

$5,391

-3%

0%

3%

14%

$10,527

-2%

2%

8%

20%

$35,242

1%

6%

11%

23%

Mississippi

$2,526

7%

12%

23%

36%

$6,861

7%

11%

25%

39%

$15,323

2%

6%

2%

13%

Missouri

$3,096

3%

7%

8%

20%

$8,383

1%

6%

5%

16%

$26,623

3%

7%

9%

21%

Montana

$3,213

0%

4%

-2%

8%

$6,279

-2%

2%

3%

14%

$21,800

4%

8%

16%

28%

Nebraska

$2,749

2%

6%

8%

20%

$7,404

-1%

3%

7%

19%

$22,998

5%

9%

10%

21%

Nevada

$2,700

-4%

0%

21%

34%

$6,418

-3%

0%

28%

41%

$28,999

1%

5%

14%

26%

New Hampshire

$6,500

-7%

-4%

0%

10%

$14,712

-3%

1%

20%

33%

$34,952

-1%

3%

0%

11%

New Jersey

$4,434

2%

7%

6%

17%

$13,002

1%

5%

6%

17%

$34,741

3%

7%

7%

18%

New Mexico

$1,645

-1%

3%

23%

36%

$6,190

5%

9%

17%

29%

$35,224

5%

9%

7%

19%

New York

$4,851

5%

9%

13%

25%

$7,292

7%

11%

15%

27%

$36,846

4%

8%

11%

23%

North Carolina

$2,305

3%

7%

30%

44%

$6,677

4%

8%

33%

47%

$30,291

3%

7%

11%

23%

North Dakota

$4,192

2%

6%

-2%

8%

$7,513

3%

7%

7%

19%

$16,953

7%

12%

11%

23%

Ohio

$4,484

2%

7%

16%

28%

$10,100

-1%

3%

7%

19%

$30,977

2%

6%

8%

20%

Oklahoma

$3,493

6%

10%

17%

29%

$6,895

4%

8%

15%

27%

$23,897

2%

6%

11%

22%

Oregon

$4,555

4%

8%

14%

26%

$8,932

3%

7%

17%

29%

$36,614

4%

9%

14%

27%

Pennsylvania

$4,695

7%

12%

23%

36%

$13,246

3%

7%

11%

23%

$37,198

6%

10%

12%

24%

Puerto Rico

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

$2,118

-26%

-23%

1%

12%

$5,826

0%

4%

1%

12%

Rhode Island

$3,950

-4%

0%

6%

17%

$10,934

-4%

0%

16%

29%

$36,308

3%

7%

11%

23%

South Carolina

$4,632

5%

9%

20%

33%

$11,449

2%

7%

9%

20%

$23,417

2%

6%

10%

21%

South Dakota

$5,683

0%

4%

19%

32%

$7,653

0%

4%

15%

27%

$25,200

1%

5%

11%

23%

Tennessee

$3,948

4%

8%

20%

33%

$8,541

7%

11%

27%

40%

$25,686

4%

8%

9%

21%

Texas

$2,286

2%

7%

18%

31%

$8,830

2%

6%

9%

20%

$31,172

6%

10%

19%

32%

Utah

$3,449

5%

10%

15%

27%

$6,177

6%

10%

22%

35%

$6,462

1%

5%

2%

13%

Vermont

$7,320

4%

8%

9%

21%

$14,419

3%

7%

8%

20%

$37,285

3%

7%

8%

20%

Virginia

$4,549

4%

9%

33%

47%

$10,899

6%

10%

24%

37%

$28,395

3%

7%

15%

27%

Washington

$4,291

-3%

1%

23%

36%

$10,846

-2%

2%

34%

48%

$35,527

3%

8%

12%

24%

West Virginia

$3,468

14%

19%

19%

32%

$6,661

9%

13%

21%

34%

$25,019

4%

8%

4%

15%

Wisconsin

$4,307

3%

7%

11%

23%

$8,781

-3%

1%

11%

22%

$30,930

4%

9%

13%

25%

Wyoming

$2,719

7%

11%

14%

26%

$4,646

4%

9%

13%

25%

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A