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 4% (from $1,486 to $1,550).
Tuition at public four-year institutions increased 5% (from $2,480 to $2,605).
Income
Per capita income increased 2% (from $28,611 to $29,067).
State Appropriations for Higher Education
Total state appropriations increased 2% (from $1.71 billion to $1.73 billion).
State Financial Aid
Total state grant aid for students increased 11% (from $362.3 million to $402.1 million).
Tuition and Fees
Tuition at public two-year institutions increased less than 1% (from $1,322 to $1,323).
Tuition at public four-year institutions increased 3% (from $3,253 to $3,349).
Income
Per capita income increased 2% (from $28,859 to $29,566).
State Appropriations for Higher Education
Total state appropriations increased 6% (from $349 million to $370 million).
State Financial Aid
Data are unavailable.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition at public two-year institutions increased 10% (from $1,406 to $1,547).
Tuition at public four-year institutions increased 12% (from $2,732 to $3,060).
Income
Per capita income increased 2% (from $24,598 to $25,028).
State Appropriations for Higher Education
Total state appropriations decreased 6% (from $323 million to $305 million).
State Financial Aid
Total state grant aid for students increased 34% (from $5.5 million to $7.4 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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