Tuition and Fees Peer Comparison

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This workbook shows the ten year trend of annual tuition and required fees for public research universities that are members of the American Association of Universities (AAU) and/or the Big Ten Academic Alliance. Tuition and fee rates by program and tuition residency are included with trends, annual rates of change, and peer medians and means.

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Updated annually in September after the AAU Data Exchange data have been finalized.
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Academic Planning and Institutional Research
Important Notes

When tuition and fee rates vary by year in school, the rate for first year students is provided per the AAU Data Exchange directions. Big Ten institutions include: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Pennsylvania State, Purdue, and Rutgers. Other AAU institutions include: Arizona, California-Berkeley, California-Davis, California-Irvine, California-Los Angeles, California-San Diego, California-Santa Barbara, California-Santa Cruz, Colorado, Florida, Georgia Institute of Technology, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, Pittsburgh, SUNY-Buffalo, SUNY-Stony Brook, Texas A&M, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. UW-Madison is not included in Big Ten or Other AAU averages.


Name Functional Definition Data Domains
Academic Year

An academic year consists of sequential summer, fall, spring terms. For example, the 2011-12 academic years includes summer 2011, fall 2011, and spring 2012.

Academic Planning
Tuition Residency

The residency status of a student for tuition purposes. Some non-resident students from Minnesota ("Minnesota Compact" students) pay tuition based on a legal agreement between the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota.

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Assessed Amount (Tuition and Fees)

The total amount of tuition and fees charged to a student.

Degree Level

The type of award granted to a student who graduates in a given plan code.

Valid Values:

Research Doctorate
Clinical Doctorate

Academic Planning, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Academic Award Program Academic program associated to the academic award. Academic Planning, Student Record