This paper compares middle school tuition for every prefecture from the 1890s to the 1930s. This paper examines the following points.
First, for every prefecture it compares how much tuition one student payed. And it examines how many household economies tuition was pressing. Finally, the relation between the frame of tuition and expansion of middle schools is considered.
The following points became clear as a result of the analysis. When the nationwide trend was seen, the ratio which tuition occupies among costs required for management of middle school education varied from 20 percent to 70 percent. When compared for every prefecture, in Tokyo, Fukuoka, and Shizuoka, it turns out that the ratio of tuition was high. As compared with the prefectural level, the highest sum was in Tokyo, and the lowest in Okinawa.
The prefectural education expense burden was light in the prefecture with high tuition costs. The ratio occupied in the income of middle school tuition varied between 2 and 4% in 1916. The ratio of the tuition to income fell gradually. However, a clear correlation was not seen between the ratios of tuition costs and expansions of middle schools.