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Crowdfunded Badge Activation

Anyone can help activate a Tuition Hero badge for an institution. Activation will unlock an embed code and enable the Tuition Hero badge to display on any website and link back to the institution's page on Tuition Heroes. 

Funding over goal for each badge earned will be held in an endowment fund and will be donated to the institution as a student scholarship.


Tuition Heroes exists to reward performance of higher education institutions for their tuition control. We want to be part of the solution to the problem of rising tuition rates in America. Read More

John Matthews, Founder

Be a Hero

We'd all like to see zero increases in tuition rates, but we have to be realistic. So, Tuition Heroes uses US inflation rates as a benchmark.

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.

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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