Biggest tuition hikes at public colleges

State budget crises pushed public colleges to jack up in-state tuition and fees an average of 8.3% this fall -- the biggest jump since 2004.

Biggest tuition hikes at public colleges
California State University System
up to 31%
Tuition hike:

Tuition now costs between $5,948 and $6,596
Fayetteville (N.C.) State University
Tuition hike:

Annual tuition was raised to $4,459
University of Washington
Tuition hike:

The cost of admission was upped to $10,574
Arizona State University
Tuition hike:

The school raised tuition to $9,720
Macon (Ga.) State College
Tuition hike:

Tuition for the school was raised to $3,644
Source: Sources: College Board,, U.S. Department of Education
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