Where Maryland stands

March 25, 2003

The average student costs at Maryland's public colleges and universities were the sixth-highest in the nation in 2000 -- $10,345. The national average was $8,265, and Oklahoma had the lowest student costs -- $5,735. The figures are based on in-state tuition, room and board, and fees for full-time students in public four-year institutions for the entire 1999-2000 academic year.

................Average student costs

................at public institutions

State.........of higher education...............Rank

Vermont.............$12,478..........................1

New Jersey.............11,450.......................2

New Hampshire.......11,052......................3

Rhode Island..........10,595.......................4

Pennsylvania..........10,534.......................5

Maryland................10,345........................6

Connecticut............10,136.......................7

New York.................9,998........................8

Ohio.......................9,900.........................9

Delaware.................9,876.....................10

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education

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