The cost of public universities

Tuition and fees at public universities across the country have risen sharply over the past five years, with those in Maryland a notable exception. Below are in-state tuition and fees for selected public universities in Maryland, the District and Virginia in 2012-13, as well as how much those prices rose compared with the previous school year’s.

Bowie State University $6,639 4.6 percent
College of William and Mary $13,570 3.3 percent
George Mason University $9,620 3.8 percent
James Madison University $8,808 4.3 percent
St. Mary’s College of Maryland $15,013 3.9 percent
Towson University $8,132 2.9 percent
University of Mary Washington $9,246 5.0 percent
University of Maryland Baltimore County $9,764 3.1 percent
University of Maryland College Park $8,908 2.9 percent
University of the District of Columbia $7,244 3.5 percent
University of Virginia $12,006 3.7 percent
Virginia Commonwealth University $9,885 3.9 percent
Virginia Military Institute $13,835 4.9 percent
Virginia Tech $10,923 3.9 percent
National average, four-year public universities $8,655 4.8 percent

SOURCE: College Board