When funding are cut for colleges, tuition fees increase.
With public Universities, majority of money for operating the university comes from State government. When State is facing budget shortfall, money given to colleges are cut.
But, colleges have to cover the expenses to keep the campus running.
Following list of Colleges and Universities had highest percentage of tuition fee increase.
College Tuition increase statistics source – U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.
Data are for full-time beginning undergraduate students after Financial Aid and Grants. Similar increase would apply for Graduate School Tuition Fees too.
When you go through the list, several universities in California have highest tuition fee increase.
For international students, 50% increase in tuition fees is very tough to handle.