Analysis: 8 Kentucky public colleges hike in-state tuition faster than inflation over 3 years

Eight public schools in Kentucky raised tuition faster than inflation over a three-year period, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of in-state tuition for 2013-14 and 2016-17 at 115 public colleges and universities in 10 Midwest states.

Tuition rose by 23.55 percent at Kentucky State University, 19.25 percent at Murray State University and 17.68 percent at Eastern Kentucky University. Western Kentucky University (13.64 percent), University of Kentucky (13.59 percent), Morehead State University (13.31), University of Louisville (13.25 percent) and Northern Kentucky University (12.03 percent) also increased tuition more than 3.11 percent.

The consumer price index rose by 3.11 percent from fall 2013 to fall 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In-state tuition stayed flat at four schools in Ohio, Wisconsin and Missouri and was reduced at schools in Wisconsin and Missouri.

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Tuition increases faster than inflation

Between the fall of 2013 and the fall of 2016, the consumer price index rose 3.11 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

SchoolState2016-17 Tuition2013-14 TuitionChange in tuition
Kentucky State UniversityKentucky$7,754$6,27623.55%
Northeastern Illinois UniversityIllinois$10,138$8,46019.83%
Eastern Michigan UniversityMichigan$11,209$9,36419.70%
Murray State UniversityKentucky$8,400$7,04419.25%
Eastern Kentucky UniversityKentucky$8,868$7,53617.68%
Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ.-Ft. WayneIndiana$8,213$7,01317.11%
Peru State CollegeNebraska$7,243$6,18817.05%
Chadron State UniversityNebraska$6,510$5,60016.25%
Wayne State CollegeNebraska$6,462$5,57415.93%
University of Southern IndianaIndiana$7,605$6,59815.26%
Northwest Missouri State UniversityMissouri$7,343$6,39014.91%
Missouri Western State UniversityMissouri$7,330$6,40014.53%
Metropolitan State UniversityMinnesota$7,566$6,64213.91%
Southern Illinois Univ.- EdwardsvilleIllinois$11,008$9,66613.88%
Oakland UniversityMichigan$12,064$10,61313.67%
Western Kentucky UniversityKentucky$9,912$8,72213.64%
University of KentuckyKentucky$11,484$10,11013.59%
Chicago State UniversityIllinois$10,252$9,03213.51%
University of Michigan- DearbornMichigan$12,032$10,61413.36%
Morehead State UniversityKentucky$8,496$7,49813.31%
University of LouisvilleKentucky$11,264$9,94613.25%
Purdue University-CalumetIndiana$7,478$6,62412.89%
Ohio UniversityOhio$11,744$10,44612.43%
Governor's State UniversityIllinois$10,516$9,38612.04%
Northern Kentucky UniversityKentucky$9,384$8,37612.03%
Southern Illinois Univ.- CarbondaleIllinois$13,481$12,09311.48%
Vincennes UniversityIndiana$5,575$5,01911.08%
Western Michigan UniversityMichigan$11,493$10,35510.99%
Saginaw Valley State UniversityMichigan$9,345$8,42310.95%
Lake Superior State UniversityMichigan$11,019$9,96010.63%
Wayne State UniversityMichigan$12,269$11,09410.59%
Grand Valley State UniversityMichigan$11,520$10,45410.20%
University of Nebraska- OmahaNebraska$7,204$6,5509.98%
University of Michigan- FlintMichigan$10,344$9,4279.73%
University of Michigan- Ann ArborMichigan$14,402$13,1429.59%
Northern Illinois UniversityIllinois$14,204$12,9769.46%
Michigan State UniversityMichigan$14,062$12,8629.33%
Central Michigan UniversityMichigan$12,150$11,2208.29%
University of Northern IowaIowa$8,309$7,6858.12%
Illinois State UniversityIllinois$14,061$13,0108.08%
Northern Michigan UniversityMichigan$9,766$9,0378.07%
Ferris State UniversityMichigan$11,290$10,4667.87%
University of Wisconsin-Stevens PointWisconsin$8,159$7,5777.68%
Western Illinois UniversityIllinois$12,655$11,7677.55%
Miami University-OxfordOhio$14,736$13,8006.78%
Michigan Tech UniversityMichigan$14,634$13,7286.60%
Indiana University- EastIndiana$7,073$6,6396.54%
Iowa State UniversityIowa$8,219$7,7266.38%
University of IowaIowa$8,575$8,0616.38%
University of Missouri- St. LouisMissouri$9,394$8,8446.22%
Indiana University-KokomoIndiana$7,073$6,6755.96%
Indiana State UniversityIndiana$8,746$8,2565.94%
University of Nebraska- LincolnNebraska$8,537$8,0605.92%
Indiana University-SoutheastIndiana$7,073$6,7005.57%
Ball State UniversityIndiana$9,654$9,1605.39%
Saint Cloud State UniversityMinnesota$7,910$7,5145.27%
Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ.-IndianapolisIndiana$9,205$8,7565.13%
Indiana University-NorthwestIndiana$7,073$6,7394.96%
University of Wisconsin-StoutWisconsin$9,395$8,9684.76%
University of Nebraska- KearneyNebraska$6,844$6,5424.62%
University of Minnesota- Twin CitiesMinnesota$14,142$13,5554.33%
Purdue University-North CentralIndiana$7,478$7,1864.06%
Minnesota State University- MankatoMinnesota$7,858$7,5573.98%
Winona State UniversityMinnesota$9,075$8,7303.95%
Eastern Illinois UniversityIllinois$11,580$11,1443.91%
Minnesota State University- MoorheadMinnesota$8,114$7,8163.81%
Indiana University-South BendIndiana$7,073$6,8163.77%
University of Wisconsin-La CrosseWisconsin$9,091$8,7693.67%
Southwest Minnesota State UniversityMinnesota$8,347$8,0743.38%
University of Wisconsin-River FallsWisconsin$7,981$7,7203.38%
Bemidji State UniversityMinnesota$8,394$8,1243.32%

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Tuition increases slower than inflation

SchoolState2013-14 Tuition2016-17 TuitionChange in tuition
Central State UniversityOhio$6,246$6,0583.10%
Bowling Green State UniversityOhio$11,057$10,7263.09%
Lincoln UniversityMissouri$7,042$6,8382.98%
University of ToledoOhio$9,547$9,2752.93%
Cleveland State UniversityOhio$9,768$9,4982.84%
Missouri Southern State UniversityMissouri$5,523$5,3762.73%
University of Wisconsin-Green BayWisconsin$7,878$7,6762.63%
Shawnee State UniversityOhio$7,365$7,1772.62%
University of Central MissouriMissouri$7,322$7,1402.55%
University of Minnesota- DuluthMinnesota$13,139$12,8152.53%
University of Illinois-SpringfieldIllinois$11,413$11,1322.52%
Youngstown State UniversityOhio$8,317$8,1292.31%
University of Minnesota- CrookstonMinnesota$11,700$11,4482.20%
Wright State UniversityOhio$8,730$8,5422.20%
Missouri State Univ.- SpringfieldMissouri$7,060$6,9082.20%
University of AkronOhio$10,270$10,0542.15%
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignIllinois$15,058$14,7502.09%
University of Minnesota- MorrisMinnesota$12,846$12,5842.08%
University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeWisconsin$9,493$9,3002.08%
University of CincinnatiOhio$11,000$10,7842.00%
Kent State UniversityOhio$10,012$9,8162.00%
Miami University-HamiltonOhio$5,173$5,0721.99%
Miami University-MiddletownOhio$5,173$5,0721.99%
University of Wisconsin-OshkoshWisconsin$7,544$7,4011.93%
University of Illinois-ChicagoIllinois$13,664$13,4101.89%
Southeast Missouri State UniversityMissouri$6,990$6,8631.85%
University of Wisconsin-SuperiorWisconsin$8,088$7,9461.79%
Wright State University- Lake CampusOhio$5,842$5,7401.78%
Indiana University- BloomingtonIndiana$10,388$10,2091.75%
University of Minnesota- RochesterMinnesota$13,232$13,0561.35%
Truman State UniversityMissouri$7,456$7,3681.19%
University of Missouri- Kansas CityMissouri$7,846$7,7541.19%
University of Wisconsin-Eau ClaireWisconsin$8,812$8,7101.17%
University of Missouri- ColumbiaMissouri$9,518$9,4151.09%
University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterWisconsin$7,650$7,5780.95%
University of Wisconsin-MadisonWisconsin$10,488$10,4030.82%
University of Wisconsin-ParksideWisconsin$7,367$7,3160.70%
Purdue UniversityIndiana$10,002$9,9920.10%

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Tuition staying flat

SchoolState2013-14 Tuition2016-17 TuitionChange in tuition
Ohio State UniversityOhio$10,037$10,0370.00%
University of Wisconsin-PlattevilleWisconsin$7,484$7,4840.00%
Harris-Stowe State UniversityMissouri$5,220$5,2200.00%
Ohio State University- MarionOhio$7,140$7,1400.00%

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Tuition decreasing

SchoolState2013-14 Tuition2016-17 TuitionChange in tuition
University of Wisconsin CollegesWisconsin$5,159$5,183-0.46%
Missouri Univ. of Science & TechnologyMissouri$9,057$9,510-4.76%

Source for all: U.S. Department of Education

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