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Be a Hero

Any higher education institution with a 4-year compound annual tuition growth rate (CAGR) of 2.5% or less is a Tuition Hero. We use US inflation rates (gray line) for comparison purposes. You can also qualify by offering a fixed-rate tuition policy. View our methods and see if your school is a Tuition Hero.

Each Tuition Hero can get a digital badge to display on your website, social media channels and other forms of online communication.

Hero Count 2015

Tuition Hero (CAGR=2.5% or less), Excellent (CAGR=2.6-3.0%), Very Good (CAGR=3.1-4.0%), Good (CAGR=4.1-5.0%) and Poor (CAGR=5.1% or more).

Hero Type 2015

We look at how many Tuition Heroes there are by institution type. The gray bars indicate how many institutions there are in the US, and the blue bars indicate how many Tuition Heroes there are in that category.

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