Arizona saw nation's largest in-state tuition hikes

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Arizona's four-year public universities had the nation's largest in-state tuition and fees increase over the past five years, according the nonprofit organization that oversees the SAT.

The College Board's report said in-state tuition and fees in Arizona increased 70 percent when adjusted for inflation from academic year 2008-09 to 2013-14. The national average was 27 percent.

Out-of-state tuition and fees in Arizona increased 28 percent during the same period, 11th highest in the nation. Louisiana, which had a 69 percent increase, was highest. The national average was 19 percent.

In-state tuition and fees for Arizona's two-year public universities increased 20 percent during the same period, 21st highest in the nation. The national average was 28 percent.

Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona sought tuition increases in response to state funding cuts during the economic downturn.

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