Eleven of the schools surveyed increased in-state tuition (including mandatory fees) for first-year, full-time freshmen in 2005-06. That's down from 29 schools last year and 41 in the 2003-04 school year.
This year's 7.1% median increase is smaller than last year's 9.3%, or the previous year's 12.5%. Still, tuition at some schools have increased 70% or more in the past three years; the median increase is 33% since 2002-03.
The largest in-state jump this year was at the University of Colorado, Boulder: nearly 24%, from $4,341 to $5,372.
The smallest increase this year was at the University at Buffalo (SUNY): 1.7%, from $5,966 to $6,068.
What I also noticed (actually told - I still can't read) is that the price range in tuition cost is pretty dramatic. If I were to attend the least expensive school on the list (University of Florida, Gainseville), I already have over a half year's tuition paid for ($3180). Then again, other colleges have tuition over $11,000 a year. I'm sure glad I'm starting to save early.