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 8% (from $1,888 to $2,034).
Tuition at public four-year institutions increased 9% (from $4,172 to $4,556).
Income
Per capita income increased 1% (from $42,382 to $42,696).
State Appropriations for Higher Education
Total state appropriations increased 1% (from $754 million to $763 million).
State Financial Aid
Total state grant aid for students decreased 13% (from $38.6 million to $33.4 million).
Tuition and Fees
Tuition at public two-year institutions increased 6% (from $1,710 to $1,806).
Tuition at public four-year institutions increased 7% (from $5,290 to $5,640).
Income
Per capita income increased 4% (from $32,383 to $33,582).
State Appropriations for Higher Education
Total state appropriations increased 3% (from $186 million to $193 million).
State Financial Aid
Data are unavailable.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition at public two-year institutions increased 3% (from $1,525 to $1,576).
Tuition at public four-year institutions increased 5% (from $2,551 to $2,691).
Income
Per capita income increased 2% (from $28,961 to $29,475).
State Appropriations for Higher Education
Total state appropriations increased 7% (from $2.7 billion to $2.9 billion).
State Financial Aid
Total state grant aid for students increased 19% (from $333.8 million to $397.9 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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