Missouri Gov. Nixon touts college study

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon is touting a report showing tuition increases at Missouri's four-year public colleges and universities have been smaller than those in other states.

The analysis shows tuition at Missouri schools increased 5 percent in the current academic year from 2008-2009. Tuition increased 8 percent in Maryland and 9 percent in Maine. The largest increase in tuition was 70 percent in Arizona.

The figures were included in the College Board's 2013 Trends in College Pricing report.

Nixon has said he plans to propose more funding for colleges and universities and student scholarships in next year's budget.

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