STATE TRENDS

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.


Tuition and Fees
Tuition at public two-year institutions increased 9% (from $895 to $977).
Tuition at public four-year institutions increased 20% (from $2,724 to $3,259).
Income
Per capita income increased 1% (from $28,423 to $28,643).
State Appropriations for Higher Education
Total state appropriations increased 1% (from $5.1 billion to $5.2 billion).
(This figure excludes local funds for higher education. In 2001-02 local funds accounted for 9% of all state and local funding for higher education.)
State Financial Aid
Total state grant aid for students increased 20% (from $257.7 million to $310.5 million).
Tuition and Fees
Tuition at public two-year institutions increased 9% (from $1,626 to $1,770).
Tuition at public four-year institutions increased 8% (from $2,252 to $2,427).
Income
Per capita income increased 1% (from $24,100 to $24,247).
State Appropriations for Higher Education
Total state appropriations decreased 3% (from $586 million to $566 million).
State Financial Aid
Total state grant aid for students decreased 14% (from $7 million to $6 million).
Tuition and Fees
Tuition at public two-year institutions increased 6% (from $3,124 to $3,312).
Tuition at public four-year institutions increased 5% (from $5,132 to $5,374).
Income
Per capita income increased 3% (from $28,549 to $29,389).
State Appropriations for Higher Education
Total state appropriations increased 6% (from $71 million to $75 million).
State Financial Aid
Total state grant aid for students increased 3% (from $15.9 million to $16.4 million).


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.
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