Report: Ohio college costs rise slowly

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A new report says in-state tuition at Ohio's public universities increased an average of just 3 percent over the past five years.

That's the second lowest increase in the country, according to the College Board's annual pricing and student-aid reports. The Columbus Dispatch reported the statistics Wednesday.

But students at the state's four-year schools are still paying about 6 percent more than the national average -- around $9,190 per year.

Add the cost of room and board, and the total annual price tag for the average student at a public university jumps up to nearly $18,000.

Students at Ohio's public two-year schools are paying about 9 percent more than they paid five years ago and nearly 22 percent more than the national average.

For more information about the national trends in college costs, go to http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/national/college-price-hikes-more-modest-but-still-painful .

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