Tuition and Fee Survey

SHEEO has produced the Tuition and Fee Survey report periodically since 1979 to gather data on tuition and fee-related topics and issues in higher education. Each survey reflects the social context it was created in as survey questions were revised based on decisions to collect information relevant for members of that period. Given the ongoing interest in the cost and affordability of postsecondary education, it is crucial to understand how tuition and fees, two of the main postsecondary education price drivers, are set in each state. Understanding the policy behind tuition rate-setting decisions is critical as organizations and states begin to develop forward-looking policies and programs to address affordability and the cost of postsecondary education.

SHEEO aims to promote the value of its membership with its ability to bring members together to network, learn from each other, and create connections with peers across states. Membership provides access to thoughtful, non-partisan, and timely analysis of critical issues for the field to inform policies within states. The association supports the professional development of the leaders and staffs in SHEEO organizations and champions the critical role these higher education leaders play for the states. Through these efforts, SHEEO works to advance the profession and promote critical outcomes like educational equity and the public good.

For questions regarding Tuition and Fee Surveys and data, contact Jessica Duren at