The Rising Cost of University Education - Most Expensive States

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One of the biggest financial challenges younger generations will face in their lifetime is accepting and repaying a student loan. In the last 5 years, after inflation the cost of university has risen by 2.9% on average per state. This means that the cost of a university education is outpacing the increasing costs of other goods and services nationally, to the tune of $807 more per year for aspiring students.

To find out which states are seeing the biggest price hikes, and in which categories, we've mapped the cost of a university education across every state over the past 5 years. Not only did we want to see where on average is the most expensive, but which states have seen prices rise faster than any other and exactly what that price increase was for. Our map below allows users to instantly see which states are beyond the norm, as well as gaining a year-by-year view and deciding to view tuition fees, books and supplies or room and board costs. To do this, we've analysed all lengths of study, as well as public and private universities for a complete view.

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