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 13% (from $1,159 to $1,304).
Tuition at public four-year institutions increased 9% (from $3,841 to $4,195).
Income
Per capita income increased less than 1% (from $32,541 to $32,700).
State Appropriations for Higher Education
Total state appropriations decreased 5% (from $1.6 billion to $1.5 billion).
State Financial Aid
Total state grant aid for students decreased 8% (from $125.1 million to $115.3 million).
Tuition and Fees
Tuition at public two-year institutions increased 14% (from $1,743 to $1,982).
Tuition at public four-year institutions increased 13% (from $3,071 to $3,471).
Income
Per capita income increased less than 1% (from $32,433 to $32,534).
State Appropriations for Higher Education
Total state appropriations remained unchanged ($1.4 billion).
State Financial Aid
Total state grant aid for students increased 13% (from $100.6 million to $113.9 million).
Tuition and Fees
Tuition at public two-year institutions increased 5% (from $1,628 to $1,708).
Tuition at public four-year institutions increased 10% (from $2,593 to $2,856).
Income
Per capita income increased 4% (from $22,819 to $23,685).
State Appropriations for Higher Education
Total state appropriations increased less than 1% (from $392 million to $394 million).
State Financial Aid
Total state grant aid for students increased 57% (from $23.0 million to $36.1 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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