COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — A report shows the cost of a college education in Idaho has gone up as state funding has decreased over the years.
The Coeur d'Alene Press reported Friday that the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy has found that universities are getting about 47% of their funding from student tuition and fees.
The center's report shows that tuition and fees made up about 7% of universities' funding in 1980, with state money making up the rest.
The report says the average cost for a year of college adjusted for inflation is about $7,800. The average cost was $1,300 in 1980.