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 10% (from $2,214 to $2,437).
Tuition at public four-year institutions increased 20% (from $3,436 to $4,127).
Income
Per capita income increased 2% (from $28,103 to $28,697).
State Appropriations for Higher Education
Total state appropriations decreased 10% (from $975 million to $875 million).
(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 decreased 5% (from $45.0 million to $42.5 million).
Tuition and Fees
Tuition at public two-year institutions increased 4% (from $1,818 to $1,891).
Tuition at public four-year institutions increased 15% (from $3,222 to $3,707).
Income
Per capita income increased 2% (from $23,894 to $24,430).
State Appropriations for Higher Education
Total state appropriations decreased 3% (from $150 million to $146 million).
(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 decreased 8% (from $3.7 million to $3.4 million).
Tuition and Fees
Tuition at public two-year institutions increased 4% (from $1,480 to $1,536).
Tuition at public four-year institutions increased 10% (from $2,916 to $3,199).
Income
Per capita income increased 5% (from $28,662 to $30,027).
State Appropriations for Higher Education
Total state appropriations remained unchanged ($521 million).
(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 decreased 15% (from $6.9 million to $5.9 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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