Table 8-26
Average undergraduate charge at public 4-year institutions as a percentage of disposable personal income, by state: 2000, 2005, and 2009
 
  Average undergraduate charge ($)   Per capita disposable personal income ($)   Undergraduate charge/disposable personal income (%)
State 2000 2005 2009   2000 2005 2009   2000 2005 2009
 
United States 8,265 11,441 14,256   25,955 31,342 35,916   31.8 36.5 39.7
Alabama 6,742 9,819 12,183   21,357 27,031 30,758   31.6 36.3 39.6
Alaska 8,333 9,936 12,970   27,101 33,573 39,620   30.7 29.6 32.7
Arizona 7,362 10,863 14,098   22,939 28,159 30,807   32.1 38.6 45.8
Arkansas 6,416 8,734 11,708   20,034 25,344 29,861   32.0 34.5 39.2
California 9,183 13,356 15,679   27,664 33,810 38,300   33.2 39.5 40.9
Colorado 7,994 10,243 14,250   28,857 34,160 37,899   27.7 30.0 37.6
Connecticut 10,136 13,824 17,358   33,837 40,689 47,797   30.0 34.0 36.3
Delaware 9,876 13,353 17,199   26,427 32,252 36,130   37.4 41.4 47.6
District of Columbia NA NA NA   33,459 47,478 60,751   NA NA NA
Florida 7,474 9,335 11,487   25,392 31,726 36,031   29.4 29.4 31.9
Georgia 7,295 9,439 11,532   24,606 28,653 31,096   29.6 32.9 37.1
Hawaii 8,056 9,131 13,358   25,495 31,764 38,556   31.6 28.7 34.6
Idaho 6,323 9,066 10,403   21,575 26,572 29,171   29.3 34.1 35.7
Illinois 9,002 12,803 18,228   27,877 32,972 37,913   32.3 38.8 48.1
Indiana 8,845 12,240 14,976   23,983 28,016 30,983   36.9 43.7 48.3
Iowa 7,210 11,541 13,828   24,136 29,298 34,385   29.9 39.4 40.2
Kansas 6,324 9,397 11,999   24,841 29,714 35,714   25.5 31.6 33.6
Kentucky 6,481 9,400 13,213   21,726 25,512 29,526   29.8 36.8 44.8
Louisiana 5,910 7,973 10,380   21,073 27,557 34,249   28.0 28.9 30.3
Maine 9,089 11,826 16,162   23,227 28,675 33,359   39.1 41.2 48.4
Maryland 10,345 14,108 16,112   29,231 36,787 42,902   35.4 38.4 37.6
Massachusetts 9,212 13,687 17,103   30,786 37,546 43,884   29.9 36.5 39.0
Michigan 9,513 12,658 17,034   25,285 28,924 31,475   37.6 43.8 54.1
Minnesota 7,665 11,958 15,097   27,780 33,302 37,583   27.6 35.9 40.2
Mississippi 6,456 9,019 11,093   19,491 24,795 28,387   33.1 36.4 39.1
Missouri 8,185 11,356 14,056   24,335 28,884 32,781   33.6 39.3 42.9
Montana 7,463 9,867 11,970   20,781 27,192 31,853   35.9 36.3 37.6
Nebraska 7,258 10,704 12,652   25,070 30,967 35,939   29.0 34.6 35.2
Nevada 7,812 10,464 12,824   26,882 33,743 34,914   29.1 31.0 36.7
New Hampshire 11,052 14,651 19,228   29,273 34,591 39,124   37.8 42.4 49.1
New Jersey 11,450 16,349 20,727   32,333 38,127 44,416   35.4 42.9 46.7
New Mexico 6,600 8,675 11,261   20,200 26,242 30,721   32.7 33.1 36.7
New York 9,998 12,441 14,878   28,623 34,598 40,348   34.9 36.0 36.9
North Carolina 6,483 9,450 11,354   24,253 28,546 31,635   26.7 33.1 35.9
North Dakota 6,994 9,011 11,426   23,121 29,667 37,286   30.2 30.4 30.6
Ohio 9,900 15,256 16,567   24,757 28,721 32,445   40.0 53.1 51.1
Oklahoma 5,735 8,451 12,355   21,723 27,435 32,831   26.4 30.8 37.6
Oregon 9,065 12,177 15,183   24,536 28,493 32,717   36.9 42.7 46.4
Pennsylvania 10,534 14,771 18,147   25,999 30,808 36,255   40.5 47.9 50.1
Rhode Island 10,595 13,541 17,289   25,340 32,140 37,636   41.8 42.1 45.9
South Carolina 7,703 12,165 16,137   22,165 26,368 29,900   34.8 46.1 54.0
South Dakota 6,520 8,944 11,357   23,881 30,611 35,662   27.3 29.2 31.8
Tennessee 6,555 9,445 12,057   24,011 28,810 32,135   27.3 32.8 37.5
Texas 7,497 10,233 13,222   25,166 30,175 35,472   29.8 33.9 37.3
Utah 6,299 8,348 10,301   21,454 25,554 28,856   29.4 32.7 35.7
Vermont 12,478 15,658 19,688   24,523 29,914 35,703   50.9 52.3 55.1
Virginia 8,619 11,616 14,850   26,780 34,039 39,606   32.2 34.1 37.5
Washington 8,314 11,902 14,153   27,951 33,216 39,699   29.7 35.8 35.7
West Virginia 7,105 9,450 12,128   19,815 24,249 29,416   35.9 39.0 41.2
Wisconsin 7,268 9,872 12,400   25,078 29,864 33,857   29.0 33.1 36.6
Wyoming 7,091 8,514 10,556   25,330 35,371 43,929   28.0 24.1 24.0
                       
Puerto Rico NA NA NA   NA NA NA   NA NA NA
 

NA = not available

NOTES: National average undergraduate charge for United States from Digest of Education Statistics data tables. Average charges for entire academic year (reported in current dollars). Tuition and fees weighted by number of full-time-equivalent undergraduates but not adjusted to reflect student residency. Room and board based on full-time students. National value for disposable personal income is value reported by Bureau of Economic Analysis.

SOURCES: National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (various years); Bureau of Economic Analysis, State and Local Personal Income data.

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