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The Rising Costs of College

October 16, 2000

The College Board surveyed more than 3,000 colleges and universities to calculate average tuition, fees, and room and board in 2000-2001.

_ Private four-year schools tuition and fees rose 5.2 percent, to $16,332 from $15,518 _ or $814 more. Room at board on campus rose to $6,209 from $5,957, or 4.2 percent.

_ At public four-year schools, in-state tuition rose 4.4 percent, to $3,510 from $3,362 _ or $148 more. Out-of-state students pay an additional $5,510 for a total of $9,020, on average. Room and board on campus for all undergraduates rose to an average $4,960 from $4,718, up 5.1 percent.

_ At private two-year schools tuition and fees are up 7 percent, to $7,458 from $6,968 _ or $490 more. Room and board has risen to $4,736, from $4,541, up 4.3 percent.

_ At public two-year colleges, tuition and fees rose 3.4 percent, to $1,705 from $1,649 _ or $56 more, in-state. Out-of-state charges are an additional $3,237, for a total $4,942. So few provide housing, a meaningful average for room and board could not be calculated.

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