Tuition and Fees Report, 2008-09 through 2013-14

Public Tuition and Fees in New England Report 2013-14

Update, February 2015: For the most recent data and analysis on public tuition and required fees, see On Affordability: Public Higher Education in New England.

NEBHE's Public Tuition and Fees in New England Report 2013-14 covers tuition and fees rates at New England's public colleges and universities from the academic year 2008-2009 through 2013-14. By examining trends in published tuition and fee rates, the report seeks to shed light on the price and affordability of public postsecondary education in the region.

This year, the Public Tuition and Fees in New England report also includes an overview of state strategies to provide financial aid to students in addition to the federal, institutional, and private aid resources available to students and families.

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Key Findings

  • Average in-state tuition and mandatory fees at New England public four-year institutions rose 29% ($2,353) between 2008 and 2013. Public two-year institutions raised in-state tuition and mandatory fees an average of 22% ($820).
  • Average out-of-state tuition and mandatory fees at New England public four-year institutions rose 22% ($3,841) between 2008 and 2013. Public two-year institutions raised out-of-state tuition and mandatory fees an average of 18% ($1,643).
  • In contrast, median household income in the region rose only 2.4% ($1,458) in the last five years, causing some students to spend a greater share of their household income on published tuition and mandatory fee rates than in previous years.

Click here to view and download Public Tuition and Fees in New England in PDF format.

Click below to download individual state and income data used in the report in Microsoft Excel format.

Please direct questions and comments about this report to Gretchen Syverud, Policy Research Analyst, at gsyverud [at] nebhe [dot] org or 617-533-9522.

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