September 26, 2012
Department of Education Study Shows Tuition at Private Sector Colleges and Universities Holding Steady While the Rest of Higher Ed Experiences Sharp Increases
Washington, D.C. – A report released by the National Center for Education Statistics detailing the cost of post secondary education shows that the tuition at 4-year private sector colleges and universities (PSCUs) did not increase between academic year 2009-10 and 2010-11. In comparison, in-state tuition at 4-year public institutions increased by 9%, nearly 6% for out-of-state tuition, and by over 4% at private non-profit institutions. The tuition at 2-year PSCUs increased by 3%, compared to a 10% increase for in-state tuition and 5% for out-of-state at public institutions.