Data diving: Minnesota tuition above national average

Avg tuition 07-08

There is a ton of data on higher education out there, so much that it can be tough to make sense of it all. So, consider this the first in a regular series of dispatches highlighting the numbers in a way that is, hopefully, digestible and relevant to Minnesota. Over time we hope it adds up to a comprehensive portrait of the higher education system in the state.

We’ll use the most up to date information we can find, although like so much research data it may be a year or two old. We’ll make an attempt to update with new data when possible.

Feel free to comment with your interpretations.

This data comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, part of the U.S. Department of Education, and a great source for all kinds of education-related information.

It shows that, at $14,188 per year, average in-state undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board in Minnesota ranked 16th in the nation in 2007-08, above the national average of $13,424.

Here are the details, with neighboring states highlighted:

State Total 2007-08 Tuition 2007-08 Room 2007-08 Board 2007-08
New Jersey $19,548 $9,702 $6,209 $3,637
Vermont $18,245 $10,401 $5,021 $2,824
Ohio $16,354 $8,090 $4,703 $3,561
New Hampshire $18,293 $9,610 $5,120 $3,563
Pennsylvania $17,187 $9,593 $4,327 $3,267
Connecticut $16,263 $7,465 $4,722 $4,076
Illinois $16,795 $8,982 $4,032 $3,781
Massachusetts $16,159 $7,922 $4,764 $3,473
Maryland $15,644 $7,141 $4,815 $3,687
Delaware $16,165 $7,823 $4,954 $3,388
Rhode Island $15,775 $7,120 $4,779 $3,876
Michigan $16,003 $8,471 $3,817 $3,715
California $14,893 $4,879 $5,212 $4,802
South Carolina $15,089 $8,389 $4,159 $2,542
Minnesota $14,188 $7,707 $3,392 $3,089
New York $14,140 $5,065 $5,381 $3,693
Oregon $13,868 $5,939 $3,954 $3,976
Indiana $14,096 $6,604 $3,585 $3,907
Virginia $13,928 $6,887 $3,862 $3,178
Washington $13,478 $5,353 $3,882 $4,242
Maine $14,791 $7,250 $3,760 $3,781
United States $13,424 $5,950 $4,072 $3,402
Missouri $13,385 $6,643 $4,218 $2,523
Iowa $13,191 $6,219 $3,426 $3,546
Colorado $13,314 $5,250 $3,946 $4,118
Arizona $12,289 $4,954 $4,477 $2,858
Kentucky $12,641 $6,342 $3,403 $2,896
Texas $12,367 $5,538 $3,575 $3,254
Nevada $12,168 $3,053 $5,243 $3,872
Alaska $11,719 $4,747 $4,104 $2,868
Montana $11,609 $5,418 $2,861 $3,330
Wisconsin $11,747 $6,177 $3,376 $2,195
Nebraska $11,852 $5,443 $3,174 $3,235
Hawaii $12,202 $4,653 $3,785 $3,763
Alabama $11,035 $4,907 $3,107 $3,022
Kansas $11,338 $5,406 $2,925 $3,007
North Dakota $11,134 $5,765 $2,227 $3,141
West Virginia $11,426 $4,377 $3,730 $3,319
Tennessee $11,340 $5,366 $3,312 $2,662
North Carolina $10,889 $4,301 $3,648 $2,939
Florida $10,709 $2,980 $4,385 $3,345
Georgia $10,984 $4,006 $4,139 $2,839
Mississippi $10,776 $4,762 $3,200 $2,815
South Dakota $10,522 $5,395 $2,378 $2,750
New Mexico $10,610 $4,143 $3,495 $2,973
Oklahoma $10,600 $4,471 $3,243 $2,886
Arkansas $10,598 $5,427 $2,926 $2,244
Wyoming $10,068 $2,990 $3,158 $3,920
Idaho $9,871 $4,381 $2,507 $2,983
Utah $9,706 $4,046 $2,291 $3,369
Louisiana $9,479 $3,835 $3,113 $2,530

(Source data can be found here.)