Tuition In Arizona Increases More Than Any Other State

Published: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 11:55am
Updated: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 5:33pm
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Since the start of the Great Recession 10 years ago, tuition at Arizona universities increased more than anywhere else in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Per-student tuition in Arizona increased $5,355 — more than twice the national average. Louisiana, Hawaii and New Hampshire also had large tuition increases, but the study — which adjusted for inflation — found Arizona well outpaced all other states.

Arizona also had the largest drop in state funding for universities. Most states are spending less on higher education in 2018 than they did in 2008, but the national average was a 16 percent decrease, while in Arizona it was cut 55.7 percent.

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