College Board reports historical low for percentage increase in 2013-14 college costs
The addition of room and board charges brings the totals to $18,391 and $40,917 at public four-year institutions (in-state) and private four-year colleges, respectively.
Ten-year trends show published tuition and fees for in-state students at public four-year institutions increasing at a rate of 4.2% each year beyond general inflation. The comparable average increases for public two-year institutions and private four-year colleges are 3.0% and 2.3%.
The report also points out that because of increases in aid, the average net price for full-time in-state public four-year students was actually lower in 2009-10 then in 2008-09. However, it has increased from 2009-09 to 2013-14.