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Tuition and debt at LI colleges

As tuition has risen at local institutions, so has the level of student debt

The average tuition rate across 11 public and private colleges and universities increased by more than 51 percent in the past 10 years, going from $14,515 in 2008-09 to $21,960 in the current school year. Here are details on tuition and student debt.

Tuition changes on Long Island

For nonprivate schools, the tuition listed is that for in-state residents.

Details on tuition

Figures not adjusted for inflation (overall inflation during this period amounted to 14.8 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says).

Institution2018-19 2008-09Difference% Change
Hofstra$44,640 $28,630 $16,010 55.9
Adelphi$36,920 $25,240 $11,680 46.3
LIU$35,737 $22,278 $13,459 60.4
NYIT$35,585 $22,780 $12,805 56.2
Molloy$30,270 $19,450 $10,820 55.6
St. Joseph's$27,230 $15,973 $11,257 70.5
Farmingdale$6,870 $5,685 $1,185 20.8
Stony Brook$6,870 $6,121 $749 12.2
SUNY Old Westbury $6,870 $5,487 $1,383 25.2
Nassau Community$5,350 $3,857 $1,493 38.7
Suffolk Community$5,220 $4,166 $1,054 25.3

Debt changes on Long Island

Median debt for students who took loans and completed their studies in 2016-17, the most recent year available, and 2006-07, from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Data for Farmingdale unavailable.

Details on debt

Figures not adjusted for inflation (overall inflation during this period amounted to 19 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says).

Institution2016-17 debt2006-07 debt% change
Molloy$27,000$17,12557.66
Adelphi$25,000$15,51961.1
LIU Post$25,000$15,64159.84
NYIT$24,250$16,00051.56
Hofstra$23,503$15,62750.4
St. Joseph's$20,013$14,50038.02
Stony Brook$18,960$13,50340.41
SUNY Old Westbury$17,000$13,50025.93
Nassau Community$9,523$5,92560.72
Suffolk Community$7,000$5,24833.38

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