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1 Washington Tuition and Fee Report House Higher Education Committee January 21, 2004

2 2 How much are full-time resident undergraduates paying this year? UW -- Seattle$4,863 WSU -- All$4,836 CWU$3,729 EWU$3,687 TESC$3,651 WWU$3,683 Community colleges$2,142 Note: Includes tuition (operating and building fee) and mandatory fees for Community college tuition is for a student taking 15 credit hours. January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board

3 3 The 2003 Legislature enacted ESSB 5448 giving governing boards and the SBCTC the authority to set tuition rates for all students other than resident undergraduates. The Legislature maintained tuition setting authority for resident undergraduates until Who sets tuition rates? January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board

4 4 Who sets tuition rates? Legislature and Governor established limits for resident undergraduate tuition (operating and building fee) increases in operating budget. –Research 7% –Comprehensives 7% –Community colleges 7% January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board

5 5 Tuition policies prior to From 1977 to 1995, the Legislature and Governor set tuition as a percentage of the cost of instruction. –Tuition at research universities ranged from 25% of the cost of instruction in to 41% in –Tuition at comprehensives and community colleges was about 30% of the cost of instruction in January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board

6 6 Tuition policies prior to From 1995 through 1999, the Legislature and Governor set specific limits on tuition increases (operating and building fees) of 4% per year. Since 1999, local four-year boards and the SBCTC have been allowed to set specific rates within the following maximum limits: January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board :4.6% :16%, 14%, 12% :3.6% :7% :6.7%

7 7 Resident undergraduate tuition (operating & building fees) as a percentage of undergraduate instructional costs January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board

8 8 Increases in tuition have outpaced per capita personal income and inflation 92% 52% 20% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Resident undergraduate tuition and fees at the University of Washington (increasing on average 6.7% per year) Washington per capita personal income (increasing on average 4.3% per year) Inflation as measured by the Implicit Price Deflator (increasing on average 1.9% per year)

9 9 National comparisons: research (flagship) universities On average, resident undergraduate tuition and fees increased 11.2% at the 50 state flagship universities. In , 24 states increased tuition and fees 10% or more, compared to 17 states in Three states increased tuition more than 20%, and three states increased tuition 3% or less. January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board

10 10 University of Washington Tuition UW Rank UW$4, National average$5,21825 th of 50 WICHE average$3,9133 rd of 15 Peer average$5,89018 th of 25 Note: Tuition includes operating and building fee plus mandatory fees. January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board

11 11 Tuition and fees: University of Washington compared to national, WICHE and peer averages January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board

12 12 January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board University of Washington resident undergraduate tuition ranks 25th nationally, $9,636

13 13 January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board University of Washington resident undergraduate tuition grew by 6.5% in National Average 39.1% Arizona California New York Virginia Iowa Missouri Kansas Ohio Oklahoma Alabama Wisconsin South Carolina Nebraska Massachusetts Delaware Maryland Peer Average Kentucky North Dakota Minnesota Georgia Colorado Louisiana Connecticut WICHE Average Idaho Pennsylvania Tennessee Utah West Virginia South Dakota Indiana New Jersey Florida Nevada Texas Vermont Alaska Arkansas New Hampshire Maine Michigan WASHINGTON Rhode Island North Carolina Illinois New Mexico Hawaii Wyoming Oregon Montana Mississippi 14.5% 11.2% 10.6% 6.5% 0%

14 14 National comparisons: Comprehensive universities On average, resident undergraduate tuition and fees increased 11.6% nationally. In , 27 states increased resident undergraduate tuition and fees 10% or more, compared to 18 states in Four states increased tuition and fees more than 20%, and of those, one state increased tuition over 30%. Two states increased tuition and fees 3% or less. January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board

15 15 Washington comprehensive universities Tuition Comprehensive rank Washington comprehensives $3,700-- National average * $4,16928 th of 46 WICHE average$3,3294 th of 12 Peer average * $4,16928 th of 46 *Both the national and peer averages are based on 215 institutions that have been used for more than 30 years. January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board

16 16 Tuition and fees: Comprehensive universities compared to national and WICHE averages January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board

17 17 Washington comprehensive institutions resident undergraduate tuition ranks 28th nationally, January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board New Jersey Ohio New Hampshire Pennsylvania Vermont Maryland Michigan Illinois Connecticut New York South Carolina Virginia Massachusetts Indiana Iowa Missouri Minnesota Oregon South Dakota Maine Wisconsin National Average Arkansas Rhode Island Tennessee Alabama Montana Texas WASHINGTON Nebraska Kentucky North Dakota Arizona Mississippi Idaho WICHE Average West Virginia Louisiana Kansas Florida Georgia North Carolina Colorado Oklahoma California Utah Nevada New Mexico $7,166 $4,169 $3,700 $3,329 $2,471

18 18 January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board Washington comprehensive institutions resident undergraduate tuition grew by 6.6% in Arizona California New York Massachusetts Iowa Wisconsin South Carolina Oklahoma Texas Louisiana Nebraska Minnesota Illinois Virginia Kentucky Kansas Tennessee Connecticut North Dakota Alabama Ohio National Average New Mexico WICHE Average Arkansas Missouri Indiana West Virginia Maryland Michigan New Jersey Idaho Georgia Utah South Dakota Maine Vermont Nevada WASHINGTON Florida Oregon New Rhode Island Pennsylvania North Carolina Montana Colorado Mississippi 39.1% 11.6% 10.9% 6.6% 0%

19 19 National comparisons: Community colleges On average, resident undergraduate tuition and fees increased 10% nationally. In , 22 states increased resident undergraduate tuition and fees 10% or more, compared to 14 states in Seven states increased tuition and fees more than 20%; four of those states increased tuition over 30%. Six states increased tuition and fees 3% or less. January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board

20 20 Washington community colleges Tuition Community college rank WA community colleges $2, National average * $2,15522 nd of 49 WICHE average$1,7946 th of 15 Peer average * $2,15522 nd of 49 *49-state average serves as the peer group for the community and technical colleges (South Dakota has no community colleges). January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board

21 21 Tuition and fees: Community and technical colleges compared to national and WICHE averages January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board

22 22 January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board Washington community college resident undergraduate tuition ranks 22nd nationally, New Hampshire Vermont Wisconsin Minnesota Massachusetts New York Iowa South Carolina Ohio Oregon Maryland New Jersey Indiana North Dakota Missouri Pennsylvania Alabama Alaska Connecticut Idaho Colorado National Average WASHINGTON Rhode Island Montana Tennessee Maine Delaware Michigan Kentucky Arkansas Virginia Oklahoma Illinois Utah WICHE Average Kansas West Virginia Florida Louisiana Wyoming Georgia Nebraska Mississippi Nevada Hawaii Texas North Carolina Arizona New Mexico $4,771 $2,155 $2,142 $1,794 $949

23 23 January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board Washington community college resident undergraduate tuition grew by 8.1% in California Idaho Oregon Texas Virginia New Mexico Kentucky Tennessee Wisconsin Ohio Alabama South Carolina Oklahoma Massachusetts WICHE Average Kansas Connecticut Arizona Minnesota North Dakota Montana Delaware Louisiana National Average Alaska Iowa Utah WASHINGTON Pennsylvania New Hampshire Arkansas Florida Michigan Illinois Vermont Rhode Island New Jersey Hawaii Colorado Maryland Georgia Nevada Wyoming North Carolina New York Nebraska Mississippi Missouri West Virginia Maine Indiana 63.6% 13.8% 9.9% 8.1% -14.6%

24 24 Findings: Washington resident undergraduates pay somewhat less than the national average for tuition at the four-year institutions (about $350). At the community colleges, Washington residents pay slightly less than the national average ($13). January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board

25 25 Findings: Tuition at Washington institutions is less than the average tuition at comparable (peer) institutions. Tuition in Washington is higher than in most Western states. January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board

26 26 Findings: Washington’s rank among states and peers has remained steady. For example: UW ranked 23 rd nationally in 2000 and ranks 25th today. Significant spikes in tuition have occurred in every recession since the 1970s, and that cycle appears to be repeating. Over the last 10 years, tuition and fees have increased 92% at the University of Washington. Nationally, average tuition and fees have increased 84%. January 21, 2004 Higher Education Coordinating Board


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