Sticker Prices Go Up at Public 4-Year Colleges, but at a Slower Pace

This years report from the College Board on college pricing opens with what passes for good news: The annual increase in average published tuition and fees for in-state students at four-year public colleges, 4.8 percent, is smaller than it has been in more than a decade. At private nonprofit four-year colleges, the increase was 4.2 percent, according to "Trends in College Pricing," released along with a companion report, "Trends in Student Aid," by the College Board on Wednesday. Sticker Prices Go Up at Public 4-Year Colleges, but at a Slower Pace