College Tuition and Fees Still on the Rise
Tuition and fee prices at colleges and universities experienced a modest increase this past year. According to College Board’s annual reports, “Trends in Student Aid” and “Trends in College Pricing,” tuition and fees rose by two percent for the 2017-18 year. In particular, private nonprofit higher institutions averaged a 1.9 percent increase, public four-year colleges rose by 1.2 percent, and public two-year schools climbed by 1.1 percent. Despite the small increases in 2017-18, financial aid for students failed to keep pace with the rising tuition costs. Learn more about the College Board’s annual reports by visiting the Inside Higher Ed website.
2016 AP Program Participation Results Released
More students are taking advantage of Advanced Placement courses. According to the 2016 AP Program results from College Board, participation in the program has almost doubled to 1.1 million students since 2006. In that same span, the number of U.S. public high school graduates that passed AP exams increased from 14.3 percent to 21.9 percent. College Board CEO David Coleman contributes the 2016 results to students’ expanded access to the AP Program. More on the 2016 AP Program results is available on Inside Higher Ed.