The 10 Biggest Tuition Hikes: Did Your University Make The List?

college tuition rate hikesGood news for Khan Academy and low-cost online education programs. Bad news for, well, everyone at or thinking about attending college. The Department of Education has now released information about just how much tuition has gone up over recent years. It’s not pretty.

The Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center says tuition at public four-year universities has gone up a staggering 15% from 2008 to 2010. But if you thought that was bad, wait until you see how much some other schools have raised their tuition. Some by as much as about 50%. That’s downright crazy.

But what’s even crazier is the University of the District of Columbia who raised tuition by 123%. But that’s an outlier. Scary, but not what everyone is doing. So here’s the list of the schools that have raised rates the most.

 1. Georgia State University

Cost of tuition in 2008-09: $5,844
Cost of tuition in 2010-11: $8,698
Increase:49%

2. University of Arizona

Cost of tuition in 2008-09: $5,542
Cost of tuition in 2010-11: $8,237
Increase: 49%

3. University of Georgia

Cost of tuition in 2008-09: $6,030
Cost of tuition in 2010-11: $8,736
Increase: 45%

4. Georgia Tech

Cost of tuition in 2008-09: $6,040
Cost of tuition in 2010-11: $8,716
Increase: 44%

5. Arizona State University

Cost of tuition in 2008-09: $5,661
Cost of tuition in 2010-11: $8,132
Increase: 44%

6. UC Berkeley

Cost of tuition in 2008-09: $7,656
Cost of tuition in 2010-11: $10,940
Increase: 43%

7. UCLA

Cost of tuition in 2008-09: $7,554
Cost of tuition in 2010-11: $10,781
Increase: 43%

8. Cal State, Long Beach

Cost of tuition in 2008-09: $3,392
Cost of tuition in 2010-11: $4,810
Increase: 42%

9. Northern Arizona

Cost of tuition in 2008-09: $5,449
Cost of tuition in 2010-11: $7,667
Increase: 41%

10. University of California – Riverside

Cost of tuition in 2008-09: $7,845
Cost of tuition in 2010-11: $11,029
Increase: 41%

Do any of these rate hikes surprise you? There seem to be an awful lot from California and Georgia. Are you seeing tuition rate hikes at a university near you? Let others know about it down in the comments!

1 Comment

  1. Elveen

    June 21, 2012 at 10:09 am

    In such a high economy the education rate is also increasing respectively, In all 10 University the increasing percent is above 40%. If such going to be continue then i must say that hard time is coming for students in future. We really need to do some thing on it.