Missouri remains national leader in college affordability

The state of Missouri remains the national leader in college affordability.

The College Board's 2013 Trends in College Pricing report shows that tuition and fees at Missouri's public four-year institutions increased just 5 percent since 2008, which is lower than any other state in the nation.

In Kirksville, tuition at Truman State University has only seen an increase of 1.7 percent for in-state students over the past 5 years. Low tuition lets students attend college at an affordable price when they may not have been able to afford it otherwise.

"We live in a time when globally, students still need to have an education beyond high school, so when you look at that dynamic and you see the absolute importance of a higher education, then it must be affordable" said Regina Morin the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at Truman State University.

Tuition for in-state Missouri students is not expected to see a rise in the upcoming years.