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Tuition and Fees
Tuition at public 2- and 4-year colleges and universities (average rates paid by state resident undergraduates for the given academic year).

Note: For Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, and Wyoming, where no state colleges exist, flagship universities' rates were applied.

    Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board.
    Tuition and Fee Rates 1992-93, and Tuition and Fee Rates 2002-03. Olympia, WA.
Tuition at private 4-year colleges and universities (average rates paid by state resident undergraduates for the given academic year).
    National Center for Education Statistics. State Comparisons of Education Statistics 1969 to 1996. Washington, D.C. 1998; National Center for Education Statistics. Digest of Education Statistics 2002. Washington, D.C. 2003.
Inflation-adjusted dollars (all amounts in 2002 dollars).
    Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Labor. http://www.bls.gov.
Income
Median income for four-person families.
Inflation-adjusted dollars (all amounts in 2002 dollars).
    Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Labor. http://www.bls.gov.
Appropriations
State and local appropriations for higher education (annual operating expenses for all higher education institutions in the state, including private institutions, statewide governing agencies and student financial aid).
    1992 state tax appropriations: Hines, Edward R. and Gwen B. Pruyne. State Higher Education Appropriations 1992-93. Denver, CO: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association, 1993, p. 12;
    1992 local tax appropriations: Hines, Edward R. and Gwen B. Pruyne. State Higher Education Appropriations 1994-95. Denver, CO: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association, 1995, p. 20;
    2001 state tax appropriations: Palmer, James C. and Sandra L. Gillian. State Tax Appropriations to Higher Education, Fiscal Year 2002. Center for Higher Education & Finance. Normal, IL: Illinois State University;
Full-time equivalent enrollment. Note: Data are not available for 2001. 2001 estimates are based on the annual percent increase from 1985 to 2000.
    National Center for Education Statistics. Digest of Education Statistics. Washington, D.C.: annual publication years 1993 to 2002.
    Inflation-adjusted dollars (all amounts in 2002 dollars). Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Labor. http://www.bls.gov.
Student Financial Aid
State grants (sum of need-based and non-need-based aid for undergraduate students).
    National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs. Annual Survey 1990-91 and Annual Survey 2000-2001. Albany, NY.
    Federal Pell Grant. U.S. Department of Education. Office of Postsecondary Education. Title IV/Pell Grant End of the Year Report, 2000-2001. Washington, D.C.: 2002.
    Full-time equivalent enrollment. National Center for Education Statistics. Digest of Education Statistics. Washington, D.C.: annual publication years 1993 to 2002.
    Inflation-adjusted dollars (all amounts in 2002 dollars). Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Labor. http://www.bls.gov.
Note: All figures presented have been rounded.

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