The information below summarizes state-by-state appropriations for higher education, tuition and fees, and changes in state per capita personal income. The reported data are for fiscal years 2002 and 2003 (as of December, 2002). Adjustments in appropriations and tuition increases after December are not included.
For more information about the performance of each state on the affordability of higher education, see the National Center's Measuring Up 2002: The State-by-State Report Card for Higher Education, available at www.highereducation.org.
- Alabama, Alaska, Arizona
- Arkansas, California, Colorado
- Connecticut, Delaware, Florida
- Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho
- Illinois, Indiana, Iowa
- Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana
- Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts
- Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi
- Missouri, Montana, Nebraska
- Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey
- New Mexico, New York, North Carolina
- North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma
- Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
- South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee
- Texas, Utah, Vermont
- Virginia, Washington, West Virginia
- Wisconsin, Wyoming
- National Averages, Sources and Acknowledgements
ALL DOLLAR AMOUNTS ARE REPORTED IN CURRENT DOLLARS
Tuition and Fees.
Figures are for annual tuition and fees for academic years 2001-02 and 2002-03 at public two- and four-year colleges and universities.
State Per Capita Income.
Figures for state per capita personal income are from the second quarter 2001 and the second quarter 2002.
State Appropriations for Higher Education.
Figures are for fiscal years 2002 and 2003 and do not include local appropriations.
State Financial Aid.
Figures are for fiscal years 2002 and 2003.