The annual tuition, room and board survey of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities indicated an increase in tuition charges and in room and board costs. Inflation is considered a major cause of these changes. (1) In-state undergraduate tuition is up 5.6 percent from the previous year. The median tuition in 1973-74 was $445 (average $490), and the median tuition in 1974-75 was $470 (average $509). (2) Out-of-state undergraduate tuition is up 3.2 percent. In 1973-74, the median tuition was $1,260 (average $1,270), and in 1974-75 the median tuition was $1,301 (average $1,310). (3) Tuition, room and board costs for an in-state undergraduate student are an average of $1,286 this year. An out-of-state student will pay an average of $2,047. (4) 60 percent of the respondents indicated an increase in tuition and fees. Except for the three Vermont AASCU member institutions, which decreased their tuition rates due to a state legislative decision, and Lander College (South Carolina) which became a state institution, all others remained the same. (Author)
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