Tuition and Fees in Public Higher Education in the West


Each year, WICHE curates tuition and fees data from the 350-plus public colleges and universities in 16 Western U.S. states and territories, then publishes these data to enable comparisons, not only school-by-school but also across states, institutional sectors, and Carnegie classifications. In doing so, WICHE provides the West’s most definitive resource on college tuition and fees. Complete results can be found in the November 2018, Tuition and Fees in the West, 2018-19: Detailed Data Tables report. Tuition and fees and state financing trends are featured in the dashboards below. A May 2018 WICHE Insights discusses the prior year’s tuition and fees and recent trends in state higher education finance and financial aid.


Browse state-by-state tuition and fees, state appropriations, and state grant aid data below. For a fully interactive version go here.


Detailed Data Tables

View the results of WICHE’s survey of tuition and fees in the West by institution, as well as state and regional averages. The detailed data tables include weighted and unweighted average tuition and fees rates for undergraduates and graduates in the West.

 Download PDF Report:  Tuition and Fees in the West 2018-19: Detailed Data Tables
Download Excel Data: 
Tuition and Fees Dataset – 2018-19

This dataset provides all institution-level tuition and fees, enrollments, and institutional characteristics needed to reproduce published data tables, and printable copies of all state and regional average tables from the report.


WICHE Insights Report

 This issue of WICHE Insights, Tuition and Fees in the West, 2017-18: Trends and Implications discusses the results of WICHE’s annual survey of tuition and fees up through the prior year (2017-18) in public higher education in the WICHE region, recent trends in state appropriations and fiscal support, and state grant aid programs. The 2018-19 trends will be discussed in a forthcoming WICHE Insights in Spring 2019.

Questions or comments about these Tuition & Fees resources may be directed to Colleen Falkenstern, Policy Analysis and Research, 303.541.0313 or