College costs on the rise

October 24, 2012

[ASSOCIATED PRESS]

The cost of higher education continues to grow.

The College Board says the sticker price of in-state tuition at four-year public universities climbed an average of roughly $400 this fall to $8,655, an increase of nearly 5 percent. The report largely blames state cuts for rising tuition. Add on room-and-board charges and the full cost for students living on campus rose nationally to $17,860.

Pennsylvania has the fourth-highest published in-state tuition charges, at more than $12,000 - behind New Jersey, Vermont and New Hampshire, which topped the list at more than $14,500. Wyoming was on the low end at less than $4,300.

New York ranked 37th nationally.

Associated Press 2012