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

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

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

Claim Your Badge

You can display a digital Tuition Hero™ badge on your website and Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. Just claim your badge on our Credly account.

Upon verification of your information and a $25 fee, we'll issue your digital badge and send you a high resolution, vector image to use in your print communications. You can then display the badge and promote your fiscal control. Your digital badge will be customized with your institution's name and the four year period for which you qualified.

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