Higher Education Funding Down, Tuition Up Since Start of Recession

Change in Average Tuition at Four-Year Public Universities, 2008-2014


Sources: CBPP calculations using data from Illinois State University’s annual Grapevine Report, the College Board’s annual Trends in College Pricing Report, and the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.

Notes: Years are in state fiscal years. Tuition data are for 4-year public institutions. Because enrollment data is only available through the 2013 school year, enrollment for the 2013-14 school year is estimated using data from past years. Illinois funding data is provided by the Fiscal Policy Center at Voices for Illinois Children.