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

  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

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.
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