US Colleges Tuition Rates Over The Last Decade

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Last year average tuition rates over US colleges is 4.40 % for in-state tuition and 4.25% for out-of-state tuition. How about last ten years? We analyze US colleges tuition rates for over the past 10 years (2003 - 2012).

Here are the analyzed results as tables and graph by tuition change, year on year tuition rate comparison, and 10 year cumulative tuition rates. The analysis is done through 3484 US colleges and universities.

One interesting thing is the 2008-2009 tuition - the first year for Obama. The tuition goes down only at that year. The tuition increase over 50 %  as of ten years ago.


10 Year Tuition Cost Changes

10 Years Tuition Change Table
2003200420052006200720082009201020112012
In-State$8,159$8,731$9,287$9,803$10,370$10,999$10,902$11,422$11,950$12,476
Out-of-State$9,881$10,576$11,244$11,811$12,444$13,172$13,132$13,705$14,329$14,938


10 Year Year on Year Tuition Rates

10 Years Year on Year Tuition Rates Table
2003200420052006200720082009201020112012
In-State0.00%7.01%6.37%5.56%5.79%6.06%-0.88%4.76%4.62%4.40%
Out-of-State0.00%7.04%6.31%5.04%5.36%5.85%-0.30%4.36%4.55%4.25%


10 Year Cumulative Tuition Rates

10 Years Cumulative Tuition Rates Table
2003200420052006200720082009201020112012
In-State0.00%7.01%13.82%20.14%27.10%34.80%33.62%39.99%46.46%52.91%
Out-of-State0.00%7.04%13.80%19.54%25.94%33.31%32.91%38.71%45.02%51.19%


In-StateOut-of-State
20038159.10132032159880.5232491389
20048730.90040183710576.102468427
20059286.638346727911243.798507463
20069802.530711825511810.808840413
200710369.98105625712443.730195178
200810998.83323765813171.533295063
200910902.24569460413132.068886338
201011421.55080367413705.262916188
201111949.6877152714328.572043628
201212475.80252583214938.233639495
In-StateOut-of-State
200300
20047.01 7.04
20056.37 6.31
20065.56 5.04
20075.79 5.36
20086.06 5.85
2009-0.88 -0.30
20104.76 4.36
20114.62 4.55
20124.40 4.25
In-StateOut-of-State
200300
20047.01 7.04
200513.82 13.80
200620.14 19.54
200727.10 25.94
200834.80 33.31
200933.62 32.91
201039.99 38.71
201146.46 45.02
201252.91 51.19

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