Chapter 8: State Indicators

Higher Education

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Table 8-18

Average undergraduate charge at public 4-year institutions, by state: 1994, 1999, and 2004

(Dollars)

 
State 1994 1999 2004
 
National average 6,365 8,024 10,720
Alabama 5,295 6,558 8,983
Alaska 5,978 8,403 10,118
Arizona 5,463 6,985 10,140
Arkansas 5,296 6,172 8,349
California 7,524 9,035 12,275
Colorado 6,190 7,840 9,751
Connecticut 7,915 9,902 12,772
Delaware 7,790 9,515 12,496
District of Columbia NA NA NA
Florida 5,861 7,283 9,207
Georgia 5,063 7,457 9,090
Hawaii 1,452 8,182 8,760
Idaho 4,977 6,321 8,091
Illinois 6,999 8,812 11,804
Indiana 6,640 8,584 11,637
Iowa 5,439 6,762 10,878
Kansas 5,137 6,236 8,604
Kentucky 5,027 6,222 8,521
Louisiana 5,214 5,919 7,494
Maine 7,503 8,926 11,010
Maryland 8,147 10,512 13,419
Massachusetts 8,503 9,099 12,250
Michigan 7,668 9,205 12,208
Minnesota 5,929 7,561 10,845
Mississippi 5,088 6,015 8,547
Missouri 5,833 7,728 10,320
Montana 5,668 7,054 9,348
Nebraska 4,925 6,482 9,620
Nevada 6,379 7,596 10,333
New Hampshire 7,801 10,532 13,852
New Jersey 8,251 10,977 15,109
New Mexico 5,062 6,433 8,238
New York 7,721 9,698 12,002
North Carolina 4,706 6,525 8,805
North Dakota 5,253 6,615 8,028
Ohio 6,992 9,428 13,319
Oklahoma 4,027 5,740 7,901
Oregon 6,630 8,755 11,626
Pennsylvania 8,277 10,085 13,754
Rhode Island 8,604 10,284 12,763
South Carolina 6,206 7,989 12,710
South Dakota 4,917 6,264 8,379
Tennessee 5,019 6,386 8,936
Texas 4,934 6,756 9,202
Utah 5,125 6,196 7,865
Vermont 10,054 12,238 14,766
Virginia 7,725 8,980 10,900
Washington 6,476 7,985 11,353
West Virginia 5,687 6,755 8,751
Wisconsin 5,249 6,730 9,066
Wyoming 4,900 6,830 8,485
 

NA = not available (did not meet minimum participation guidelines)

NOTES: National average is reported value in Digest of Education Statistics data tables. Data are for entire academic year and are average charges. Tuition and fees were weighted by number of full-time-equivalent undergraduates but are not adjusted to reflect student residency. Room and board are based on full-time students.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, various years.

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