Median Income Is Down, But Public College Tuition Is Way Up
by Fan Fei, ProPublica, August 25, 2016
Public colleges play a special role in making higher education affordable, but in recent years, soaring tuition is pushing that dream out of reach. From 2000 to 2014, the average cost of in-state tuition and fees for public colleges in America rose 80 percent. During that same time period, the median American household income dropped by 7 percent.
Hawaii Tuition 137% more than 2000 (in constant 2014 dollars) – Increase from $2892 to $6852.
Hawaii Household income – only 1% more than 2000 (in constant 2014 dollars) – Increase from $70,860 to $71,223.
LINK: 50-State Charts