If you’ve ever wondered how the breakdown of a tuition dollar looks, the following chart gives a good representation of that. While not specific to tuition dollars, as they are co-mingled with state general university fund revenues, the chart shows what percentage of a dollar goes towards what expenditure by category at the universities.
Appropriations to the Regents have been a roller-coaster ride over the past 10 years. For FY12 they saw a decrease of $20 million from $542 million to $522 million. The Governor has recommended increasing that by $20 million, back to $542. The Regents have requested a $40 million increase. Here is a complete picture of the last 5 years with a snapshot of 10 years and 20 years ago.
Tuition and fees at the University of Iowa for 2011/12 is $7,765.
Tuition and fees at Iowa State University for 2011/12 is $7,486.
Tuition and fees at the University of Northern Iowa for 2011/12 is $7,350.