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CU-Boulder Historical Tuition - FY 1972-73 to present

Academic year (AY) tuition for undergraduate and graduate students in Arts & Sciences

(Fees shown separately)

  Tuition for AY (Required fees for AY shown in far right columns) Fees
Academic Year Undergrad Resident  Percent increase over prior year Undergrad Incoming Non-Resident Percent increase over prior year Graduate Resident Percent increase over prior year Graduate Non-Resident Percent increase over prior year Fees** Percent increase over prior year
2014-15 9,048 3.3% 31,410 2.9% 10,224 3.1% 27,522 3.0% 1,741 9.7%
2013-14 8,760 8.7% 30,528 1.9% 9,918 1.8% 26,712 1.9% 1,587 11.3%
2012-13 8,056 5.0% 29,952 3.8% 9,738 3.8% 26,208 3.8% 1,426 -3.6%
2011-12 7,672 9.3% 28,850 3.0% 9,378 5.0% 25,254 5.0% 1,480 -0.9%
2010-11 7,018 8.9% 28,000 4.9% 8,928 9.0% 24,048 3.0% 1,493 0.4%
2009-2010 6,446 8.8% 26,700 5.1% 8,190 8.1% 23,346 2.5% 1,486 9.6%
2008-09 5,922 9.3% 25,400 7.7% 7,578 7.8% 22,770 3.8% 1,356 11.4%
2007-08 5,418 19.0% 23,580 5.0% 7,030 7.0% 21,944 1.0% 1,217 11.8%
2006-07 4,554 2.4% 22,450 2.5% 6,570 9.0% 21,726 1.0% 1,089 17.6%
2005-06 4,446 27.8% 21,900 6.4% 6,030 28.0% 21,510 4.5% 926 7.5%
2004-05 3,480 9.0% 20,592 5.6% 4,710 11.0% 20,592 5.6% 861 4.0%
2003-04 3,192 15.0% 19,508 7.7% 4,244 15.0% 19,508 7.7% 828 4.8%
2002-03 2,776 6.2% 18,120 9.0% 3,690 6.2% 18,120 9.0% 790 6.3%
2001-02 2,614 4.0% 16,624 5.0% 3,474 4.0% 16,624 5.0% 743 10.2%
2000-01 2,514 2.9% 15,832 4.0% 3,340 2.9% 15,832 5.5% 674 0.0%
1999-2000 2,444 2.4% 15,224 2.4% 3,246 2.4% 15,012 2.5% 674 3.4%
1998-99 2,386 1.3% 14,868 3.3% 3,170 1.3% 14,652 3.3% 652 12.0%
1997-98 2,356 1.5% 14,400 3.5% 3,130 1.5% 14,184 3.5% 582 12.4%
1996-97 2,322 2.3% 13,914 4.3% 3,084 2.3% 13,698 4.2% 518 4.0%
1995-96 2,270 2.4% 13,338 4.4% 3,014 2.4% 13,140 4.4% 498 2.9%
1994-95 2,216 4.4% 12,780 9.9% 2,944 5.5% 12,582 11.3% 484 5.7%
1993-94 2,122 2.0% 11,628 7.0% 2,790 2.0% 11,304 7.0% 458 1.3%
1992-93 2,080 5.5% 10,872 9.8% 2,736 8.6% 10,566 9.9% 452 0.4%
1991-92 1,972 7.1% 9,900 10.0% 2,520 9.2% 9,612 10.1% 450 14.2%
1990-91 1,842 7.5% 9,000 9.4% 2,308 8.0% 8,730 9.0% 394 11.3%
1989-1990 1,714 6.5% 8,226 9.9% 2,138 8.0% 8,010 9.9% 354 12.7%
1988-89 1,610 4.0% 7,488 9.5% 1,980 7.8% 7,290 9.5% 314 0.0%
1987-88 1,548 5.6% 6,840 9.5% 1,836 5.2% 6,660 9.5% 314 0.0%
1986-87 1,466 10.1% 6,246 10.2% 1,746 15.5% 6,084 15.4% 314 4.7%
1985-86 1,332 11.6% 5,670 7.5% 1,512 15.8% 5,274 3.2% 300 12.8%
1984-85 1,194 11.6% 5,276 8.8% 1,306 14.2% 5,110 6.7% 266 8.1%
1983-84 1,070 9.0% 4,850 8.0% 1,144 9.0% 4,790 8.0% 246 2.5%
1982-83 982 13.1% 4,490 15.5% 1,050 13.1% 4,434 10.5% 240 7.1%
1981-82 868 13.9% 3,888 16.0% 928 16.0% 4,012 14.0% 224 -4.3%
1980-81 762 9.8% 3,352 9.8% 800 9.9% 3,520 10.3% 234 13.0%
1979-1980 694 4.2% 3,052 14.5% 728 9.3% 3,190 19.7% 207 * 15.0%
1978-79 666 8.5% 2,666 8.6% 666 8.5% 2,666 8.6% 180 -2.2%
1977-78 614 6.2% 2,456 6.3% 614 6.2% 2,456 6.3% 184 3.4%
1976-77 578 8.6% 2,310 8.8% 578 8.6% 2,310 8.8% 178  
1975-76 532 11.8% 2,124 11.3% 532 11.8% 2,124 11.3%    
1974-75 476 3.9% 1,908 4.1% 476 3.9% 1,908 4.1%    
1973-74 458 * 4.1% 1833 * 4.3% 458 * 4.1% 1833 * 4.3%    
1972-73 440   1,758   440   1,758   138  

* imputed

Additional Information:

Notes:

Tuition differentials introduced as follows:

  • for Law in 1981
  • for Engineering, Pharmacy in 1984 for undergrads
  • for Engineering, Business, and Pharmacy in 1984 for grads
  • for Business in 1986 for undergrads
  • for Journalism/Music in 1991 for undergrads
  • for MBA in 1992
  • for undergraduate international students in 2014

**Starting in fall 2002, grad students have an additional $9.00 fee per academic year.

Tuition shown is

  • for 10-18 hours in fall 1972 through spring 82
  • for 10-17 hours in fall 1982 through spring 84
  • for 9-17 hours in fall 1984 through spring 91
  • for 9-18 hours in fall 1991 through spring 07
  • for incoming undergraduate non-residents in fall 2005 through present
  • for 10.5-18 hours for undergraduate residents in fall 2007 through present
  • for 0-18 hours for undergraduate non-residents and 9-18 hours for graduate students in fall 2007 through present

Source: budget roster books, catalogs, course schedules

Last revision 05/23/14


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