Washington (Aug. 25, 2004) -- Assets in 529 college savings plans totaled an estimated $43 billion at the end of the second quarter, up 7.4 percent over the first quarter, the College Savings Foundation reported.

The quarterly asset total marks a 66.9 percent increase from the second quarter of 2003's total of $25.8 billion, according to data developed by research and consulting firm Financial Research Corp.

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