By the Numbers: Tuition

$12,804
Estimated average cost for undergraduate tuition, room and board at public institutions during the 2009-10 school year.

$32,184
Estimated average cost for undergraduate tuition, room and board at private institutions during the 2009-10 school year.
Sources: nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=76

3
College costs will triple by the time a baby born today matriculates in college.
Source: http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/01/09/010912-news-college-costs-1-5/

$58,334
Current annual cost of America’s most expensive college.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/americas-most-expensive-colleges-070000708.html

38
Percent increase for annual tuition and fees at Arizona State University in a two-year period. The increase from $4,971 in 2007-08 to $6,844 in 2009-10 put ASU in the top 14 universities for largest increase.
Source: http://cronkitenewsonline.com/2011/06/arizona-universities-cited-in-national-report-for-fast-increasing-tuition-rates/

$17
Increase in credit hour rate that ASU is proposing for undergraduate students for the 2012-13 school year. The university is proposing an $18 increase for graduate students.
Source: https://students.asu.edu/tuitionandfees

22
Percentage increase in 2011 that the Arizona Board of Regents voted to raise tuition and fees at the University of Arizona. The rate was $10,027 for in-state freshmen undergraduates.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/07/arizona-universities-face_n_845957.html

15
Percentage increase that the Arizona Board of Regents voted to raise tuition and fees at Northern Arizona University in 2011. The rate was $8,824 for in-state freshmen undergraduates.
Source: http://www4.nau.edu/insidenau/bumps/2012/2_20_12/tuition.html

$5
Increase per credit hour for Pima Community College in-state tuition, effective in Fall 2012. The college says the rate will remain among the lowest of Arizona community colleges.
Source: http://pima.edu/press-room/news-releases/2012/210203-bog.html

0
Proposed increase for in-state tuition for the 2012-13 school year at the University of Arizona.
Source: http://azstarnet.com/news/local/education/college/ua-seeks-small-increases-in-tuition-for-new-students/article_f45c43da-5f3f-11e1-b9f1-0019bb2963f4.html

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