In 2019-20, average published tuition and fee prices for in-state students at public four-year institutions range from $5,580 in Wyoming and $6,350 in Florida to $16,920 in New Hampshire and $17,470 in Vermont.
In five states, average published in-state tuition and fees at public four-year institutions fell between 2014-15 and 2019-20, after adjusting for inflation. In another nine states, the five-year increase was below 5%.
In nine states, average in-state tuition and fees at public four-year institutions increased by 15% or more between 2014-15 and 2019-20. In five of these states, the average published price remains more than $1,500 below the national average.
- In 10 states, the average published out-of-state tuition and fee price is more than three times the in-state price. In six states, the out-of-state price is less than twice the in-state price.
Figure 6: Average 2019-20 Tuition and Fees at Public Four-Year Institutions by State and Five-Year Percentage Change in Inflation-Adjusted In-State Tuition and Fees
SOURCES: College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges; NCES, IPEDS Fall 2017 Enrollment data.
- The out-of-state premium was lower in 2019-20 than in 2018-19 in three states.
- The average published tuition and fee price at public four-year institutions in Florida was the same in 2019-20 as in 2018-19. In four other states, the increase was less than 1% (before adjusting for inflation); in 21 states, the increase was less than $200 and in five states it was more than $500.