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Maine 2-year college students pay $3,750 in tuition and fees

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Maine two-year colleges charged students $3,750 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 16th lowest cost among the 50 states, the College Board said in a new report.

The tuition and fee amount in the state reflects a 2 percent increase over the previous five years, according to the College Board, a nonprofit group that helps students gain access to higher education.

The average amount charged by two-year colleges nationwide for tuition and fees is $3,660, and the average tuition and fee amount has risen 5 percent over the past five years, the analysis found.

The reported tuition and fee amounts, however, may not reflect efforts by states to reduce higher education costs, since such programs may provide additional student aid but don’t eliminate the tuition and fees, according to the College Board.

Average 2018-19 Tuition and Fees at Public 2-Year Colleges

Rank (Lowest to Highest Tuition and Fees) State 2018-19 In-District Tuition and Fees Five-Year % Change
1 California $1,430 -7%
2 New Mexico $1,840 6%
3 North Carolina $2,470 2%
4 Arizona $2,580 2%
5 Texas $2,620 10%
6 Kansas $3,130 14%
7 Nebraska $3,180 10%
8 Mississippi $3,190 24%
9 Wyoming $3,240 15%
10 Florida $3,250 -4%
11 Nevada $3,400 17%
12 Missouri $3,580 11%
13 United States $3,660 5%
14 Arkansas $3,700 14%
15 Montana $3,730 9%
16 Maine $3,750 2%
17 Georgia $3,810 3%
18 Utah $3,810 7%
19 Michigan $3,860 11%
20 Hawaii $3,920 12%
21 Illinois $4,140 13%
22 Idaho $4,190 5%
23 Louisiana $4,190 15%
24 West Virginia $4,320 22%
25 Oklahoma $4,380 23%
26 Connecticut $4,400 8%
27 Washington $4,440 -4%
28 Colorado $4,510 12%
29 Wisconsin $4,550 1%
30 Rhode Island $4,560 7%
31 Tennessee $4,560 12%
32 Maryland $4,680 9%
33 Indiana $4,710 15%
34 Ohio $4,720 0%
35 Alabama $4,760 6%
36 North Dakota $4,830 9%
37 Delaware $4,850 11%
38 New Jersey $5,040 10%
39 Virginia $5,260 13%
40 Kentucky $5,310 14%
41 Oregon $5,310 11%
42 Iowa $5,320 12%
43 Minnesota $5,440 -6%
44 Pennsylvania $5,480 14%
45 New York $5,490 10%
46 South Carolina $5,640 16%
47 Massachusetts $6,300 14%
48 South Dakota $6,700 12%
49 New Hampshire $7,090 -2%
50 Vermont $8,190 7%

Source: College Board; Annual Survey of Colleges; National Center for Education Statistics