Average Cost of College by State

Report Highlights. The average college tuition in the U.S. is $9,349 for in-state students and $27,023 for out-of-state students at public 4-year institutions.

  • Vermont has the highest average yearly in-state tuition of $17,083 at public institutions.
  • Florida has the lowest average yearly in-state tuition of $4,463 at public institutions.
  • Massachusetts has the highest average yearly tuition of $47,980 for private institutions.
  • Nationwide, in-state room & board costs account for an additional $11,686 per year on average.

National Map: Average Cost of College for In-State Students, annual total cost of attendance at public 4-year institutions by state

Average Cost of In-State Tuition & Fees, Most to Least Expensive
Rank State In-State Tuition & Fees
1 Vermont $17,083
2 New Hampshire $16,679
3 Pennsylvania $15,565
4 Illinois $14,455
5 New Jersey $14,360
6 Connecticut $13,886
7 Massachusetts $13,729
8 Virginia $13,655
9 Michigan $13,315
10 Rhode Island $13,105
11 South Carolina $12,497
12 Minnesota $11,748
13 Delaware $11,091
14 Arizona $11,072
15 Kentucky $10,888
16 Oregon $10,813
17 Alabama $10,323
18 Tennessee $10,164
19 Hawaii $10,109
20 Maine $10,103
21 Ohio $9,902
22 Maryland $9,714
23 Louisiana $9,571
24 Iowa $9,373
U.S. Average $9,349
25 Indiana $9,268
26 Colorado $9,144
27 Kansas $9,088
28 Missouri $8,992
29 South Dakota $8,978
30 Wisconsin $8,764
31 Arkansas $8,689
32 North Dakota $8,628
33 Mississippi $8,604
34 Texas $8,598
35 Nebraska $8,582
36 New York $8,467
37 Alaska $8,297
38 West Virginia $8,195
39 California $8,192
40 Oklahoma $8,009
41 Idaho $7,518
42 Georgia $7,457
43 North Carolina $7,228
44 Washington $7,168
45 New Mexico $7,152
46 Montana $6,967
47 Utah $6,700
48 Nevada $6,023
49 District of Columbia $6,020
50 Wyoming $4,747
51 Florida $4,463

In this report, “college” refers to any public 4-year academic institution unless otherwise noted. Statistics on individual states are from the 2019-2020 academic year and expressed in 2020 U.S. dollars with updates pending. Statistics on individual institutions are from 2020-2021 and expressed in 2021 U.S. dollars.[1][2]

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National Map: Average College Tuition & Fees for In-State Students, annual cost of tuition and fees at public 4-year institutions

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Average Cost of College by State

The cost of college includes tuition, fees, room, and board unless otherwise noted.

  • California has the least expensive community colleges for in-state attendees at an average cost of $1,270 per year.
  • Utah has the least expensive public 4-year schools at an average cost of $14,619 per year for in-state attendees.
  • Utah’s dorm rooms are also the nation’s cheapest at $3,671 per year.
  • Wisconsin charges the least for meal plans at $3,523 per year.
  • The least expensive private 4-year institutions are in Idaho at an annual average cost of $14,380.
  • Vermont has the nation’s most expensive 2-year private institution; Landmark College, a nonprofit, charges $72,000.
  • Pennsylvania’s University of Pittsburgh at Titusville is the nation’s most expensive public 2-year institution for in-state students, who pay $23,248.
  • Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute is the most expensive public 2-year institution for out-of-state attendees, who pay $37,835 or 124.43% more than in-state students pay.
  • The nation’s most expensive for-profit 2-year school is Bay State College in Massachusetts, which charges $42,800 per year.
  • California is home to the nation’s most expensive college; the annual cost of attendance at Scripps College is $77,696 per year.
  • Virginia’s College of William and Mary is the most expensive for in-state attendees, who pay $36,554 per year.
  • University of Virginia charges the most to out-of-state students, who pay $65,295 or 108.49% more than in-state students pay for one year of attendance.
  • The most expensive for-profit institution is Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester in New York, where the cost of attendance is $73,230 per year.

Average College Tuition & Fees for Out-of-State Students, annual cost of tuition and fees at public 4-year institutions

Average Cost of College in Alabama

College in Alabama costs 2.56% less than the national average cost of attending a 4-year public institution. The average private university costs 41.03% less, and local community colleges are 19.46% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $20,497 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $10,323 or 50.36% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.82%% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.16% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $26,517 or 156.87% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board total $10,175, up 3.36% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $27,086.
  • Tuition & fees are $16,743 or 61.81% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.87% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges decreased 1.23% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board total $10,344, up 2.66% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,854 for in-state tuition and fees, up 1.77% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $9,707 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 99.97% more than in-state attendees.
  • Spring Hill College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school in the state; the total cost of attendance is $55,930.
  • The most expensive public 4-year institution is Auburn University; in-state students pay $25,092.
  • Marion Military Institute, a public institution, is the most expensive 2-year postsecondary school; the (in-state) cost of attendance is $14,368.
Average College Costs in Alabama
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $10,323 1.82%
Room $5,703 3.06%
Board $4,471 3.72%
Total $20,497 2.58%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $26,517 2.85%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $16,743 2.58%
Room $5,198 7.88%
Board $5,146 2.40%
Total $27,086 3.40%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,854 1.77%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $9,707 0.99%

Average Cost of College in Alaska

College in Alaska costs 6.73% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 39.53% less. Data from public 2-year institutions are insufficient or unavailable.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $19,619 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,297 or 42.29% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition declined 1.18% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 16.27% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $26,767 or 222.62% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $11,322, up 1.39% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $27,774.
  • Tuition & fees are $19,682 or 70.87% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 1.90% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges decreased 0.23% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $8,092, up 8.28% YoY.
  • Alaska Pacific University is the most expensive private 4-year institution; the cost of attendance is $29,090 per year.
  • The University of Alaska-Anchorage is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $19,966.
  • Ilisagvik College, a public community college, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $17,030.
Average College Costs in Alaska
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $8,297 -1.18%
Room $5,843 -5.90%
Board $5,479 10.85%
Total $19,619 0.29%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $26,767 9.46%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $19,682 1.66%
Room $4,102 14.02%
Board $3,989 1.54%
Total $27,774 3.68%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State NA NA
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State NA NA

Average Cost of College in Arizona

College in Arizona costs 14.17% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 50.68% less, and local community colleges are 5.95% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $24,016 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $11,072 or 46.10% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.81% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.03% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $27,417 or 147.62% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $12,944, up 4.06% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $22,652.
  • Tuition & fees are $12,895 or 56.93% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 1.45% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges decreased 5.75% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $9,757, up 0.51% YOY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $2,151 for in-state tuition and fees, down 0.44% from the previous year.
  • Out-of-state students pay $7,624 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 255.22% more than in-state attendees.
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Prescott Campus, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $50,038 per year.
  • The University of Arizona is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $26,021.
  • Refrigeration School, a for-profit postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $21,578.
  • Yavapai College is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $12,719.
Average College Costs in Arizona
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $11,072 3.81%
Room $7,610 7.48%
Board $5,334 6.84%
Total $24,016 3.94%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $27,417/td> 3.92%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $12,895 -4.39%
Room $5,339 4.18%
Board $4,418 2.11%
Total $22,652 1.04%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $2,151 -0.44%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $7,642 -10.26%

Average Cost of College in Arkansas

College costs 13.37% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 29.49% less, and local community colleges are 42.31% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $17,977 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,391 or 46.68% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.55% % from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.49% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $21,460 or 146.99% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $9,535, down 0.54% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $32,388.
  • Tuition & fees are $23,875 or 73.72% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.00% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 2.52% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $8,513, up 1.53% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,398 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.08% from the previous year.
  • Out-of-state students pay $4,688 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 37.97% more than in-state attendees.
  • Hendrix College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $60,060 per year.
  • The University of Arkansas is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $20,714.
  • Crowley’s Ridge College, a private nonprofit, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $20,250.
  • Arkansas State University: Beebe is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $9,210.
Average College Costs in Arkansas
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $8,689 3.55%
Room $5,486 6.75%
Board $4,049 -2.52%
Total $18,223 1.37%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $21,460 3.05%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $23,875 5.59%
Room $4,370 4.66%
Board $4,143 2.48%
Total $32,388 2.61%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,398 3.24%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $4,688 -0.21%

National Map: Average Community College Tuition and Fees for In-State Students, annual tuition and fees at public 2-year institutions; insufficient data for Alaska, Delaware, District of Columbia, and Nevada

Average Cost of College in California

College in California costs 9.52% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 12.67% more, and local community colleges are 0.83% more expensive than they are nationwide

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $23,037 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,192 or 35.56% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 0.92% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.30% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $32,177 or 292.77% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $14,845, up 2.06% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $51,750.
  • Tuition & fees are $37,009 or 71.51% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 4.18% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 6.09% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $14,741 up 2.83% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $1,270 for in-state tuition and fees, down 0.06% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $8,194 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 545.38% more than in-state attendees.
  • Scripps College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $77,696 per year.
  • The University of California: Berkeley is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $31,445.
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts: West is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $49,805.
  • The Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $4,925.
Average College Costs in California
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $8,192 0.92%
Room $8,426 6.71%
Board $6,419 4.11%
Total $23,037 1.67%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $32,177 2.40%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $37,009 10.53%
Room $8,180 4.70%
Board $6,561 7.33%
Total $51,750 3.77%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $1,270 -0.11%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $8,194 4.39%

Average Cost of College in Colorado

College in Colorado costs 5.47% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 19.40% less, and local community colleges are 12.59% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $22,185 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $9,144 or 41.22% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition declined 2.66% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition decreased 1.53% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $30,773 or 236.53% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $13,041, up 4.56% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $37,020.
  • Tuition & fees are $23,791 or 64.26% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 0.98% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.00% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $13,229, up 3.96% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,355 for in-state tuition and fees, down 8.21% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $7,103 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 111.68% more than in-state attendees.
  • Colorado College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $74,256 per year.
  • The Colorado School of Mines is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $24,331.
  • The Colorado School of Trades, a for-profit postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $21,500.
  • Northeastern Junior College is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $13,513.
Average College Costs in Colorado
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $9,144 -2.66%
Room $6,541 11.67%
Board $6,499 6.27%
Total $22,185 1.46%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $30,773 2.10%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $23,791 4.01%
Room $7,813 8.70%
Board $5,416 6.36%
Total $37,020 2.03%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,355 -8.20%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $7,103 -10.35%

Average Cost of College in Connecticut

College in Connecticut costs 31.04% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 27.52% more, and local community colleges are 66.01% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $27,564 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $13,886 or 50.38% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 7.16% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 4.89% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $35,197 or 153.47% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $13,677, up 3.27% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $58,574.
  • Tuition & fees are $43,242 or 73.82% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.43% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.48% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $15,332, up 4.00% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,516 for in-state tuition and fees, up 1.85% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $13,490 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 198.72% more than in-state attendees.
  • Wesleyan University, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $76,070 per year.
  • The University of Connecticut is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $30,484.
  • Goodwin College, a private nonprofit, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $27,188.
  • Manchester Community College is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $4,496.
Average College Costs in Connecticut
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $13,886 7.16%
Room $7,491 6.53%
Board $6,186 6.75%
Total $27,564 5.19%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $35,197 4.42%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $43,242 7.01%
Room $8,873 7.85%
Board $6,459 4.48%
Total $58,574 3.48%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,516 1.85%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $13,490 2.18%

Average Cost of College in Delaware

College in Delaware costs 15.80% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 40.33% less. Data from public 2-year institutions are insufficient or unavailable.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $23,358 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $11,091 or 45.53% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 4.56% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 6.08% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $31,582 or 184.75% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $13,267, up 3.32% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $27,406.
  • Tuition & fees are $14,858 or 54.21% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 0.68% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges decreased 2.24% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $12,548, up 4.99% YoY.
  • Wesley College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $38,620 per year.
  • The University of Delaware is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $27,488.
  • Delaware College of Art and Design, a private nonprofit, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $38,220.
  • Delaware Technical Community College: Terry Campus is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $5,328.
Average College Costs in Delaware
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $11,091 4.56%
Room $7,906 7.10%
Board $5,361 7.43%
Total $24,358 3.89%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $31,582 3.87%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $14,858 -1.58%
Room $6,184 4.62%
Board $6,364 7.50%
Total $27,406 2.04%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State NA NA
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State NA NA

Average Cost of College in District of Columbia

College tuition alone in D.C. costs 35.61% less than the national average cost of tuition and fees at a public 4-year institution. The average cost to attend a private university is 32.44% more expensive than they are nationwide Data from public 2-year institutions is insufficient or unavailable.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is unavailable.
  • Tuition & fees at an average public 4-year institution total $6,020.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.24% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.29% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $12,704 or 111.03% more than in-state students pay.
  • The cost of room and board is unavailable.
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $60,830.
  • Tuition & fees are $44,134 or 72.55% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 2.30% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.27% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $16,697, up 3.77% YoY.
  • Georgetown University, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $76,572 per year.
  • The University of the District of Columbia is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $8,444.
Average College Costs in D.C.
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $6,020 2.24%
Room NA NA
Board NA NA
Total NA NA
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $12,704 2.32%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $44,134 5.65%
Room $11,197 8.84%
Board $5,499 -0.86%
Total $60,830 2.70%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State NA NA
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State NA NA

Average Cost of College in Florida

College in Florida costs 76.56% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 13.24% less, and local community colleges are 12.12% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $15,237 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $4,463 or 29.29% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 0.44% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition decreased 0.27% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $18,514 or 314.85% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,774, up 1.49% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $39,850.
  • Tuition & fees are $27,381 or 68.71% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 4.04% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.32% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $12,469, up 2.87% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $2,506 for in-state tuition and fees, a 0.00% change YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $9,111 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 263.57% more than in-state attendees.
  • The University of Miami, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $69,152 per year.
  • The University of South Florida is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $18,246.
  • Southern Technical College, a private nonprofit, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $38.400.
  • Florda SouthWestern State College is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $11,401.
Average College Costs in Florida
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,463 0.44%
Room $6,330 8.10%
Board $4,444 -3.07%
Total $15,237 1.17%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $18,514 0.31%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $27,381 7.25%
Room $7,137 6.21%
Board $5,332 4.88%
Total $39,850 3.52%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $2,506 0.00%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $9,111 0.00%

Average Cost of College in Georgia

College in Georgia costs 11.80% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 6.81% less, and local community colleges are 3.35% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $18,554 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $7,457 or 40.19% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.89% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.57% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $23,167 or 210.66% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $11,096, up 3.87% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $42,802.
  • Tuition & fees are $29,752 or 69.51% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.17% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.82% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $13,050, up 2.91% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,156 for in-state tuition and fees, up 8.24% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $8,398 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 166.07% more than in-state attendees.
  • Emory University, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $71,570 per year.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $24,772.
  • Andrew College, a private nonprofit, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $29,428.
  • Georgia Military College is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $13,665.
Average College Costs in Georgia
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $7,457 1.89%
Room $6,745 7.83%
Board $4,352 2.54%
Total $18,554 3.06%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $23,167 1.83%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $29,752 6.97%
Room $7,314 6.48%
Board $5,736 0.08%
Total $42,802 3.09%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,156 8.24%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $8,398 4.48%

Average Cost of College in Hawaii

College in Hawaii costs 3.89% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 30.06% less, and local community colleges are 3.27% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $21,854 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $10,109 or 46.26% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.58% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.50% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $31,774 or 214.31% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $11,745, down 1.42% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $32,126.
  • Tuition & fees are $17,977 or 55.96% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 5.14% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.96% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $14,148, up 11.55% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,225 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.70% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $8,391 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 160.19% more than in-state attendees.
  • Hawaii Pacific University, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $48,560 per year.
  • The University of Hawaii at Manoa is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $25,252.
  • The University of Hawaii: Kapiolani Community College is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $4,070.
Average College Costs in Hawaii
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $10,109 1.58%
Room $5,785 0.32%
Board $5,960 4.10%
Total $21,854 -0.05%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $31,774 0.61%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $17,977 9.30%
Room $6,414 12.66%
Board $7,734 15.13%
Total $31,126 7.87%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,225 2.71%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $8,391 1.38%

National Map: Average Cost of Attendance at Private 4-year Institutions; insufficient data for Wyoming

Average Cost of College in Idaho

College in Idaho costs 22.33% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 68.69% less, and local community colleges are 2.08% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $16,338 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $7,518 or 47.01% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition declined 0.90% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 4.68% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $24,845 or 230.48% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $8,820, up 3.18% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $14,380.
  • Tuition & fees are $6,429 or 44.71% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 4.73% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 5.25% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $7,951, up 13.28% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,335 for in-state tuition and fees, down 0.30% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $8,295 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 138.30% more than in-state attendees.
  • College of Idaho, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $43,455 per year.
  • Boise State University is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $19,314.
  • North Idaho College, a public community college, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance for in-state students is $11,785.
Average College Costs in Idaho
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $7,518 -0.90%
Room $4,268 9.12%
Board $4,552 5.94%
Total $16,338 1.26%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $24,845 4.17%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $6,429 10.22%
Room $2,602 -20.55%
Board $5,349 22.13%
Total $14,380 9.30%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,335 -0.30%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $8,295 4.06%

Average Cost of College in Illinois

College in Illinois costs 22.68% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 6.85% more, and local community colleges are 40.91% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $25,806 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $14,455 or 56.01% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.38% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.06% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $29,515 or 104.18% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $11,351, up 1.27% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $49,076.
  • Tuition & fees are $35,570 or 72.48% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 6.33% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.29% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $13,506, up 3.11% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4.035 for in-state tuition and fees, up 1.74% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $11,450 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 183.75% more than in-state attendees.
  • University of Chicago, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $77,556 per year.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $27,314.
  • Northwestern College, a for-profit postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $32,800.
  • Highland Community College is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $5,370.
Average College Costs in Illinois
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $14,455 1.38%
Room $6,143 1.78%
Board $5,208 2.44%
Total $25,806 1.32%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $29,515 3.48%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $35,570 9.48%
Room $7,704 6.06%
Board $5,802 9.67%
Total $49,076 5.42%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,035 1.75%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $11,450 -0.26%

Average Cost of College in Indiana

College in Indiana costs 4.99% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 1.25% more, and local community colleges are 6.58% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $19,985 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $9,268 or 46.37% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 0.46% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.07% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $29,533 or 218.66% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,718, up 1.78% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $46,504.
  • Tuition & fees are $34,263 or 73.68% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 2.58% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.29% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $12,241, up 2.19% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,500 for in-state tuition and fees, up 3.02% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $8,661 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 92.47% more than in-state attendees.
  • University of Notre Dame, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $73,683 per year.
  • Ball State University is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $20,890.
  • Ancilla College, a private nonprofit, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $30,270.
  • Vincennes University is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $16,664.
Average College Costs in Indiana
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $9,268 0.46%
Room $5,634 2.89%
Board $5,083 6.28%
Total $19,985 1.17%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $29,553 1.52%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $34,263 5.95%
Room $6,363 5.54%
Board $5,878 8.92%
Total $46,504 2.47%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,500 3.02%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $8,661 3.08%

Average Cost of College in Iowa

College in Iowa costs 5.83% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 2.36% less, and local community colleges are 18.00% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $19,809 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $9,373 or 47.32% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition declined 5.95% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 13.68% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $27,346 or 191.76% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,436, up 2.75% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $44,850.
  • Tuition & fees are $35,019 or 78.08% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increase 3.54% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 20.83% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $9,831, up 3.03% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $5,306 for in-state tuition and fees, up 3.31% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $6,464 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 25.58% more than in-state attendees.
  • Grinnell College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $70,544 per year.
  • University of Iowa is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $20,275.
  • St. Luke’s College, a private nonprofit, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $21,040.
  • Southeastern Community College is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $14,360.
Average College Costs in Iowa
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $9,373 -5.95%
Room $5,842 8.31%
Board $4,593 7.68%
Total $19,809 -1.56%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $27,346 11.52%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $35,019 25.11%
Room $4,880 6.45%
Board $4,952 3.05%
Total $44,850 3.43%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $5,306 3.30%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $6,664 3.33%

Average Cost of College in Kansas

College in Kansas costs 9.19% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 26.39% less, and local community colleges are 42.23% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $19,101 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $9,088 or 47.58% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.64% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.33% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $23,745 or 161.29% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,013, up 3.47% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $33,811.
  • Tuition & fees are $24,179 or 71.51% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 7.12% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 5.77% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $9,632, up 5.51% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,542 for in-state tuition and fees, up 3.13% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $4,695 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 32.53% more than in-state attendees.
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $42,154 per year.
  • University of Kansas is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $21,516.
  • Hesston College, a private nonprofit, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $37,920.
  • Northwest Kansas Technical College is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $13,200.
Average College Costs in Kansas
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $9,088 1.64%
Room $5,260 9.30%
Board $4,753 7.68%
Total $19,101 2.59%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $23,745 1.90%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $24,179 13.43%
Room $4,699 8.80%
Board $4,933 7.14%
Total $33,811 6.66%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,542 3.12%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $4,695 4.53%

Average Cost of College in Kentucky

College in Kentucky costs 3.63% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 21.01% less, and local community colleges are 82.46% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $21,799 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $10,888 or 49.95% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.00% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.98% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $26,048 or 139.24% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,911, up 2.56% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $36,281.
  • Tuition & fees are $26,928 or 74.22% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges declined 2.61% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.48% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $9,354, down 0.85% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,395 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.84% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $14,826 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 237.34% more than in-state attendees.
  • Centre College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $55,470 per year.
  • University of Kentucky is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $25,570.
  • Sullivan University, a for-profit postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $9,600.
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $5,822.
Average College Costs in Kentucky
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $10,888 2.00%
Room $6,156 4.53%
Board $4,755 5.91%
Total $21,799 2.28%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $26,048 2.43%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $26,928 0.78%
Room $4,563 -2.35%
Board $4,790 5.14%
Total $36,281 -2.20%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,395 2.83%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $14,826 2.83%

Average Cost of College in Louisiana

College in Louisiana costs 7.31% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 15.44% more, and local community colleges are 1.92% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $19,498 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $9,571 or 49.09% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.27% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.12% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $22,128 or 131.21% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $9,927, up 0.80% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $53,025.
  • Tuition & fees are $39,482 or 74.46% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 4.37% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.04% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $13,544, up 2.64% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,166 for in-state tuition and fees, up 0.54% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $8,282 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 98.81% more than in-state attendees.
  • Tulane University, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $75,084 per year.
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $24,238.
  • Louisiana State University at Eunice, a public postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $12,260.
Average College Costs in Louisiana
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $9,571 2.27%
Room $5,865 3.55%
Board $4,062 1.38%
Total $19,498 1.52%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $22,128 -0.36%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $39,482 7.54%
Room $7,414 5.45%
Board $6,129 7.42%
Total $53,025 3.92%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,166 0.55%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $8,282 3.09%

Average Cost of College in Maine

College in Maine costs 2.74% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 18.38% more, and local community colleges are 18.26% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $20,458 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $10,103 or 49.38% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.74% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.75% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $28,523 or 182.33% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,355, up 0.88% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $54,375.
  • Tuition & fees are $40,353 or 74.21% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.54% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 5.21% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $14,022, up 3.45% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,778 for in-state tuition and fees, up 0.68% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $6,614 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 75.80% more than in-state attendees.
  • Colby College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $74,725 per year.
  • Maine Maritime Academy is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $24,778.
  • Landing School of Boatbuilding and Design, a private nonprofit, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $24,400.
  • Southern Maine Community College is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $13,308.
Average College Costs in Maine
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $10,103 1.74%
Room $5,232 5.86%
Board $5,032 4.67%
Total $20,458 1.30%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $28,523 2.84%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $40,535 8.93%
Room $7,028 7.58%
Board $6,994 8.97%
Total $54,375 3.52%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,778 0.67%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $6,642 0.43%

Average Cost of College in Maryland

College in Maryland costs 6.98% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 27.88% more, and local community colleges are 26.85% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $22,504 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $9,714 or 43.17% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.03% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.50% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $27,984 or 188.08% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $12,790, up 3.36% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $58,737.
  • Tuition & fees are $44,048 or 74.99% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 2.10% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.06% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $14,689, up 4.32% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,330 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.48% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $10,308 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 138,04% more than in-state attendees.
  • Johns Hopkins University, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $74,310 per year.
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $28,719.
  • Garrett College, a public postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $12,795.
Average College Costs in Maryland
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $9,714 2.03%
Room $7,305 7.09%
Board $5,485 8.25%
Total $22,504 2.78%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $27,984 4.09%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $44,048 5.23%
Room $8,410 4.65%
Board $6,279 8.44%
Total $58,737 2.65%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,330 2.49%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $10,308 3.18%

Average Cost of College in Massachusetts

College in Massachusetts costs 31.30% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 39.76% more, and local community colleges are 31.55% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $27,618 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $13,729 or 49.71% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.33% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.98% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $31,894 or 132.31% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $13,889, up 2.88% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $64,196.
  • Tuition & fees are $47,980 or 74.74% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 4.27% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.73% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $16,217, up 3.08% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $5,336 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.62% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $10,690 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 100.34% more than in-state attendees.
  • Amherst College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $76,800 per year.
  • University of Massachusetts Boston is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $31,515.
  • Dean College, a private nonprofit, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $59,266.
  • Middlesex Community College is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $7,560.
Average College Costs in Massachusetts
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $13,729 3.33%
Room $8,587 10.50%
Board $5,302 13.30%
Total $27,618 3.10%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $31,894 3.00%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $47,980 8.10%
Room $9,463 7.11%
Board $6,754 6.52%
Total $64,196 3.96%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $5,336 2.77%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $10,690 0.79%

Average Cost of College in Michigan

College in Michigan costs 14.51% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 13.38% less, and local community colleges are 19.22% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $24,086 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $13,315 or 55.28% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.31% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.64% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $36,832 or 176.62% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,772, up 2.70% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $39,785.
  • Tuition & fees are $29,405 or 73.91% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 5.26% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.62% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $10,381, up 2.38% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,703 for in-state tuition and fees, up 3.38% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $6,564 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 77.27% more than in-state attendees.
  • Albion College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $63,155 per year.
  • University of Michigan is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $27,554.
  • Jackson College, a public postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; in-state attendees pay $16,470 per year.
Average College Costs in Michigan
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $13,315 3.31%
Room $5,341 4.18%
Board $5,430 6.41%
Total $24,086 3.04%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $36,832 2.76%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $29,405 9.05%
Room $5,335 7.79%
Board $5,046 6.21%
Total $39,785 4.48%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,703 3.37%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $6,564 3.01%

Average Cost of College in Minnesota

College in Minnesota costs 2.74% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 1.60% less, and local community colleges are 24.30% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $21,611 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $11,748 or 54.36% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.23% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.38% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $24,442 or 108.04% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $9,863, up 4.04% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $45,198.
  • Tuition & fees are $34,321 or 75.94% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.34% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 2.46% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $10,877, up 3.92% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $5,566 for in-state tuition and fees, up 3.28% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $6,151 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 10.52% more than in-state attendees.
  • Carleton College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $74,499 per year.
  • University of Minnesota: Twin Cities is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $25,385.
  • Dunwoody College of Technology, a private nonprofit, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $23,670.
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $16,648.
Average College Costs in Minnesota
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $11,748 3.23%
Room $5,579 11.96%
Board $4,284 1.77%
Total $21,611 3.59%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $24,442 7.29%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $34,321 5.88%
Room $5,813 8.10%
Board $5,064 2.86%
Total $45,198 3.48%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $5,566 3.28%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $6,151 %

Average Cost of College in Mississippi

College in Mississippi costs 9.29% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 40.74% less, and local community colleges are 28.19% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $19,080 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,604 or 45.10% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.17% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 4.51% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $19,402 or 125.49% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,476, up 4.22% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $27,219.
  • Tuition & fees are $18,612 or 68.38% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.67% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 1.86% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $8,607, up 2.49% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,432 for in-state tuition and fees, up 5.23% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $5,835 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 70.01% more than in-state attendees.
  • Millsaps College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $55,524 per year.
  • Mississippi State University is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $22,200.
  • East Mississippi Community College, a public postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; in-state students pay $8,460 per year.
Average College Costs in Mississippi
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $8,604 3.17%
Room $6,250 9.88%
Board $4,226 4.31%
Total $19,080 3.75%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $19,402 -2.71%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $18,612 5.60%
Room $4,493 5.60%
Board $4,114 5.62%
Total $27,219 3.29%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,432 5.22%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $5,835 2.21%

Average Cost of College in Missouri

College in Missouri costs 10.94% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 19.27% less, and local community colleges are 16.35% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $18,734 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,992 or 48.00% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 5.12% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.99% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $20,877 or 132.17% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $9,742, down 1.81% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $37,083.
  • Tuition & fees are $26,377 or 71.13% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.78% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.29% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $10,705, up 3.06% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,545 for in-state tuition and fees, up 5.57% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $6,797 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 91.71% more than in-state attendees.
  • Washington University in St. Louis, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $74,788 per year.
  • University of Missouri: Columbia is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $23,712.
  • Texas County Technical College, a private nonprofit, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $17,946.
  • State Technical College of Missouri is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $12,238.
Average College Costs in Missouri
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $8,992 5.12%
Room $5,759 -4.28%
Board $3,983 7.56%
Total $18,734 3.38%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $20,877 4.84%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $26,377 7.16%
Room $6,284 10.24%
Board $4,422 2.64%
Total $37,083 3.54%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,545 5.58%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $6,797 3.65%

Average Cost of College in Montana

College in Montana costs 20.45% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 9.56% less, and local community colleges are 5.78% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $16,732 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $6,967 or 41.64% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition declined 0.07% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.79% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $25,239 or 262.25% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $9,765, up 1.39% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $41,541.
  • Tuition & fees are $31,724 or 76.37% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 22.40% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.87% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $9,817, up 8.24% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,871 for in-state tuition and fees, up 3.06% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $8,596 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 122.06% more than in-state attendees.
  • Carroll College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $47,524 per year.
  • Montana State University is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $17,772.
  • Dawson Community College, a 2-year postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; in-state students pay $11,546.
Average College Costs in Montana
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $6,967 -0.07%
Room $4,457 6.52%
Board $5,308 9.81%
Total $16,732 0.78%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $25,239 3.10%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $31,724 27.13%
Room $4,795 15.24%
Board $5,022 8.58%
Total $41,541 18.73%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,871 3.06%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $8,596 2.40%

Average Cost of College in Nebraska

College in Nebraska costs 7.20% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 23.56% less, and local community colleges are 51.15% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $19,520 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,582 or 43.96% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.35% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.41% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $22,152 or 158.13% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,938, down 1.31% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $35,110.
  • Tuition & fees are $25,313 or 72.10% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 0.95% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 5.75% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $9,797, down 2.58% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,103 for in-state tuition and fees, down 2.23% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $3,969 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 27.91% more than in-state attendees.
  • Creighton University, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $54,618 per year.
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $21,196.
  • Myotherapy Institute, a for-profit postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $13,324.
  • Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $12,956.
Average College Costs in Nebraska
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $8,582 1.35%
Room $5,982 8.42%
Board $4,957 4.48%
Total $19,520 -0.16%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $22,152 2.96%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $25,313 6.99%
Room $5,663 20.09%
Board $4,134 -33.57%
Total $35,110 1.40%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,103 -2.23%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $3,969 -0.39%

Average Cost of College in Nevada

College in Nevada costs 14.49% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 11.89% less. Data from public 2-year institutions are insufficient or unavailable.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $17,987 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $6,023 or 33.48% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.04% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition decreased 1.27% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $21,678 or 259.94% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $11,964, up 2.63% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $40,471.
  • Tuition & fees are $26,284 or 64.95% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 7.62% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 5.00% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $14,187, up 3.50% YoY.
  • Sierra Nevada College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $49,333 per year.
  • University of Nevada: Las Vegas is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $19,628.
  • College of Southern Nevada, a public postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; in-state students pay $3,788.
Average College Costs in Nevada
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $6,023 3.04%
Room $6,358 10.44%
Board $5,606 9.21%
Total $17,987 2.76%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $21,678 2.62%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $26,284 13.00%
Room $6,946 9.47%
Board $7,241 10.43%
Total $40,471 6.14%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State NA NA
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State NA NA

Average Cost of College in New Hampshire

College in New Hampshire costs 36.60% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 3.45% more, and local community colleges are 88.72% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $28,734 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $16,679 or 58.05% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.14% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.38% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $30,594 or 83.43% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $12,055, up 2.02% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $47,517.
  • Tuition & fees are $33,446 or 70.39% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 0.25% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $14,070, ip 3.55% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $7,130 for in-state tuition and fees, down 6.17% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $15,335 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 115.07% more than in-state attendees.
  • Dartmouth College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $77,131 per year.
  • University o fNew Hampshire is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $31,180.
  • NHTI – Concord’s Community College is the most expensive 2-year institution; in-state students pay $17,402.
Average College Costs in New Hampshire
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $16,679 2.14%
Room $7,480 6.14%
Board $4,575 0.02%
Total $28,734 2.09%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $30,594 3.90%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $33,446 0.37%
Room $8,842 2.58%
Board $5,228 2.74%
Total $47,517 1.20%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $7,130 -6.17%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $15,335 -6.66%

Average Cost of College in New Jersey

College in New Jersey costs 34.88% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 14.59% more, and local community colleges are 0.42% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $28,372 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $14,360 or 50.61% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.84% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.42% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $29,435 or 104.98% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $14,012, up 3.65% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $52,632.
  • Tuition & fees are $38,652 or 73.44% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.54% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 2.02% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $13,980, down 1.92% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,779 for in-state tuition and fees, up 1.37% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $8,092 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 69.30% more than in-state attendees.
  • Stevens Institute of Technology, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $72,196 per year.
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $31,574.
  • Sussex County Community College is the most expensive 2-year institution; in-state students pay $10,905.
Average College Costs in New Jersey
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $14,360 2.84%
Room $9,052 13.63%
Board $4,960 0.35%
Total $28,372 3.24%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $29,435 2.67%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $38,652 5.64%
Room $8,189 1.55%
Board $5,791 2.16%
Total $52,632 3.11%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,779 1.37%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $8,092 -2.00%

Average Cost of College in New Mexico

College in New Mexico costs 23.02% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 19.53% less, and local community colleges are 18.49% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $16,193 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $7,152 or 44.17% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.62% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.74% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $19,181 or 168.19% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $9,041, down 3.35% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $36,962.
  • Tuition & fees are $25,363 or 68.62% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges declined 15.84% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 26.28% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $11,599, up 15.20% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $1,724 for in-state tuition and fees, up 1.10% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $6,624 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 284.18% more than in-state attendees.
  • St. John’s College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $49,270 per year.
  • University of New Mexico is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $17,646.
  • New Mexico Military Institute, a public postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; in-state students pay $12,756.
Average College Costs in New Mexico
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $7,152 3.62%
Room $4,887 7.01%
Board $4,154 -8.06%
Total $16,193 2.09%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $19,181 4.53%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $25,363 6.28%
Room $6,686 18.24%
Board $4,913 19.83%
Total $36,962 -8.07%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $1,724 1.12%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $6,624 -1.11%

Average Cost of College in New York

College in New York costs 13.50% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 24.00% more, and local community colleges are 13.57% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $23,875 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,467 or 35.46% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.46% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.10% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $22,669 or 167.74% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $15,408, up 3.62% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $56,958.
  • Tuition & fees are $41,404 or 72.69% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 2.16% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.90% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $15,554, up 2.24% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $5,476 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.03% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $9,228 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 68.52% more than in-state attendees.
  • Columbia University, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $76,920 per year.
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $27,415.
  • Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, a nonprofit, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $42,100.
  • SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $22,584.
Average College Costs in New York
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $8,467 3.46%
Room $10,180 9.94%
Board $5,228 1.61%
Total $23,875 3.56%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $22,669 2.65%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $41,404 6.14%
Room $9,331 5.25%
Board $6,224 7.53%
Total $56,958 2.18%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $5,476 2.03%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $9,228 0.34%

Average Cost of College in North Carolina

College in North Carolina costs 16.48% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 4.52% more, and local community colleges are 6.54% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $17,569 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $7,228 or 41.14% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 0.75% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition decreased 2.45% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $23,357 or 223.16% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,342, up 2.11% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $48,007.
  • Tuition & fees are $35,379 or 73.69% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 4.09% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 5.73% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $12,628, up 2.85% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $2,494 for in-state tuition and fees, down 0.39% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $8,658 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 247.09% more than in-state attendees.
  • Duke University, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $76,270 per year.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $20,487.
  • Louisburg College, a nonprofit, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $29,988.
  • Carolina College of Health Sciences is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $12,898.
Average College Costs in North Carolina
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $7,228 0.75%
Room $5,816 3.25%
Board $4,525 3.91%
Total $17,569 1.54%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $23,357 1.69%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $35,379 10.08%
Room $6,556 6.40%
Board $6,072 5.65%
Total $48,007 3.76%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $2,494 -0.39%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $8,658 0.03%

Average Cost of College in North Dakota

College in North Dakota costs 17.05% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 48.40% less, and local community colleges are 25.79% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $17,449 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,628 or 49.45% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 6.63% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 5.26% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $13,936 or 61.53% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $8,821, up 2.85% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $23,702.
  • Tuition & fees are $15,732 or 66.37% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.46% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges decreased 0.33% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $7,971, up 4.19% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $5,073 for in-state tuition and fees, up 3.65% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $6,031 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 18.86% more than in-state attendees.
  • University of Jamestown, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $31,814 per year.
  • University of North Dakota is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $19,280.
  • Williston State College, a public postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; in-state students pay $13,446.
Average College Costs in North Dakota
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $8,628 6.63%
Room $3,930 12.95%
Board $4,892 1.23%
Total $17,449 4.68%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $13,936 -10.47%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $15,732 3.12%
Room $3,316 7.75%
Board $4,655 11.42%
Total $23,702 3.70%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $5,073 3.65%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $6,031 -35.11%

Average Cost of College in Ohio

College in Ohio costs 6.43% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 0.14% less, and local community colleges are 7.35 less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $22,388 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $9,902 or 44.23% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition declined 1.65% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 0.42% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $24,830 or 150.75% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $12,486, up 3.31% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $45,869.
  • Tuition & fees are $34,009 or 74.14% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 4.33% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 4.34% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $11,861, up 3.70% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,330 for in-state tuition and fees, up 6.08% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $7,528 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 73.86% more than in-state attendees.
  • Oberlin College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $75,888 per year.
  • Miami University: Oxford is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $30,034.
  • Modern College of Design, a for-profit postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $37,340.
  • Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $16,858.
Average College Costs in Ohio
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $9,902 -1.65%
Room $6,869 3.57%
Board $5,617 11.96%
Total $22,388 1.06%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $24,830 1.54%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $34,009 8.86%
Room $6,141 6.95%
Board $5,720 8.53%
Total $45,869 4.13%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,330 6.08%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $7,528 3.13%

Average Cost of College in Oklahoma

College in Oklahoma costs 19.37% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 14.49% less, and local community colleges are 16.71% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $16,960 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,009 or 47.23% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.82% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.19% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $21,695 or 170.88% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $8,950, up 0.95% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $39,275.
  • Tuition & fees are $29,429 or 74.93% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 6.26% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 5.54% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $9,846, up 0.95% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,150 for in-state tuition and fees, up 0.94% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $9,484 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 128.52% more than in-state attendees.
  • University of Tulsa, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $57,117 per year.
  • University of Oklahoma is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $22,757.
  • College of the Muscogee Nation, a public postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; in-state students pay $13,459.
Average College Costs in Oklahoma
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $8,009 1.82%
Room $4,816 4.96%
Board $4,134 2.02%
Total $16,960 1.37%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $21,695 0.79%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $29,429 12.15%
Room $4,882 6.22%
Board $4,965 5.49%
Total $39,275 4.88%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,150 0.93%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $9,484 0.97%

Average Cost of College in Oregon

College in Oregon costs 12.11% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 20.03% more, and local community colleges are 6.33% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $23,582 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $10,813 or 45.85% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 5.13% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition decreased 0.74% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $32,068 or 196.55% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $12,769, down 3.82% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $55,132.
  • Tuition & fees are $42,202 or 76.55% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.95% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 4.97% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $12,931, up 3.65% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,881 for in-state tuition and fees, up 3.65% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $8,640 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 77.01% more than in-state attendees.
  • Reed College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $75,600 per year.
  • University of Oregon is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $26,202.
  • Central Oregon Community College is the most expensive 2-year institution; in-state students pay $17,653.
Average College Costs in Oregon
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $10,813 5.13%
Room $7,573 4.28%
Board $5,196 2.18%
Total $23,582 4.42%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $32,068 3.68%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $42,202 9.12%
Room $6,754 7.79%
Board $6,176 8.80%
Total $55,132 3.99%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,881 3.66%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $8,640 -1.58%

Average Cost of College in Pennsylvania

College in Pennsylvania costs 30.27% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 23.57% more, and local community colleges are 65.89% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $27,403 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $15,565 or 56.80% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 5.08% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.91% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $30,222 or 94.17% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $11,839, up 3.17% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $56,756.
  • Tuition & fees are $42,812 or 75.43% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 2.66% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 4.03% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $13,945, up 2.95% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $5,348 for in-state tuition and fees, up 1.21% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $13,480 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 152.07% more than in-state attendees.
  • University of Pennsylvania, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $76,826 per year.
  • Temple University is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $31,936.
  • Valley Forge Military College, a private nonprofit, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $46,575.
  • University of Pittsburgh at Titusville is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $23,248.
Average College Costs in Pennsylvania
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $15,565 5.08%
Room $7,127 5.70%
Board $4,711 4.28%
Total $27,403 4.25%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $30,222 5.94%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $42,812 6.85%
Room $7,668 5.46%
Board $6,277 6.39%
Total $56,756 2.73%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $5,348 1.20%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $13,480 -4.47%

Average Cost of College in Rhode Island

College in Rhode Island costs 21.66% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 29.15% more, and local community colleges are 54.37% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $25,592 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $13,105 or 51.21% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 4.21% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.75% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $30,871 or 135.57% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $12,487, up 1.92% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $59,321.
  • Tuition & fees are $43,919 or 74.04% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 4.30% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 4.33% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $15,402, up 2.21% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,700 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.98% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $12,544 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 166.89% more than in-state attendees.
  • Brown University, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $76,504 per year.
  • University of Rhode Island is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $27,076.
  • Community College of Rhode Island is the most expensive 2-year institution; in-state students pay $4,700.
Average College Costs in Rhode Island
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $13,105 4.21%
Room $7,858 4.24%
Board $4,629 2.82%
Total $25,592 3.08%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $30,871 2.91%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $43,919 8.82%
Room $9,293 5.90%
Board $6,108 6.42%
Total $59,321 3.77%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,700 2.98%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $12,544 3.19%

Average Cost of College in South Carolina

College in South Carolina costs 8.34% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 21.11% less, and local community colleges are 25.60% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $22,790 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $12,497 or 54.83% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition declined 3.97% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.45% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $32,853 or 162.89% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,293, up 1.91% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $36,235.
  • Tuition & fees are $26,270 or 72.50% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 2.53% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 2.76% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $9,965, up 4.30% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,916 for in-state tuition and fees, up 3.96% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $10,206 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 107.63% more than in-state attendees.
  • Furman University, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $65,454 per year.
  • Clemson University is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $26,534.
  • Spartanburg Methodist College, a private nonprofit, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $26,665.
  • University of South Carolina: Union is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $7,558.
Average College Costs in South Carolina
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $12,497 -3.97%
Room $6,399 8.67%
Board $3,894 6.26%
Total $22,790 -1.40%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $32,853 2.11%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $26,270 5.37%
Room $4,967 3.38%
Board $4,998 6.66%
Total $36,235 3.01%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,916 3.97%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $10,206 3.37%

Average Cost of College in South Dakota

College in South Dakota costs 17.76% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 26.84% less, and local community colleges are 25.63% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $17,298 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,978 or 51.90% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.35% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.72% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $12,866 or 43.30% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $8,320, up 3.02% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $33,606.
  • Tuition & fees are $25,353 or 75.44% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 9.04% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges decreased 3.99% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $8,253, up 1.80% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $6,469 for in-state tuition and fees, up 4.85% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $6,043 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 6.59% less than in-state attendees.
  • Augustana University, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $44,500 per year.
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $19,540.
  • Western Dakota Technical Institute, a public postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; in-state students pay $8,160.
Average College Costs in South Dakota
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $8,978 2.35%
Room $4,092 7.66%
Board $4,228 3.63%
Total $17,298 2.68%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $12,866 3.22%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $25,353 4.68%
Room $4,019 1.94%
Board $4,233 5.97%
Total $33,606 7.16%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $6,469 4.85%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $6,043 3.50%

Average Cost of College in Tennessee

College in Tennessee costs 3.21% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 12.83% less, and local community colleges are 108.43% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $20,360 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $10,164 or 49.92% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.83% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.25% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $24,786 or 143.86% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,196, up 2.74% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $40,037.
  • Tuition & fees are $29,200 or 72.93% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges 3.99% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 4.24% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $10,838, up 3.29% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,379 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.15% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $16,937 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 286.79% more than in-state attendees.
  • Vanderbilt University, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $71,828 per year.
  • University of Tennessee: Knoxville is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $24,746.
  • Hiwassee College, a private nonprofit, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $27,559.
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $5,576.
Average College Costs in Tennessee
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $10,164 3.83%
Room $5,365 7.55%
Board $4,831 10.10%
Total $20,360 3.28%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $24,786 -4.92%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $29,200 8,39%
Room $6,108 5.82%
Board $4,730 6.26%
Total $40,037 3.80%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,379 2.14%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $16,937 2.14%

Average Cost of College in Texas

College in Texas costs 11.05% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 4.57% more, and local community colleges are 21.57% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $18,711 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,598 or 45.95% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition declined 0.92% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 0.38% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $24,889 or 189.48% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,113, up 0.12% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $48,032.
  • Tuition & fees are $36,014 or 74.98% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges 4.46% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 6.13% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $12,017, up 1.90% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $2,380 for in-state tuition and fees, up 5.49% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $6,373 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 167.73% more than in-state attendees.
  • Southern Methodist University, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $75,650 per year.
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $28,323.
  • Wade College, a for-profit postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $17,850.
  • Texas State Technical College is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $13,188.
Average College Costs in Texas
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $8,598 -0.92%
Room $5,360 3.58%
Board $4,752 6.77%
Total $18,711 -0.36%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $24,889 -0.57%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $36,014 10.88%
Room $6,718 5.49%
Board $5,300 5.65%
Total $48,032 3.81%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $2,380 5.37%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $6,373 7.65%

Average Cost of College in Utah

College in Utah costs 30.50% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 65.80% less, and local community colleges are 53.33% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $14,619 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $6,700 or 45.83% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition declined 0.47% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.65% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $21,273 or 217.52% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $7,919, up 3.41% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $15,707.
  • Tuition & fees are $7,600 or 48.38% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges declined 3.21% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 4.19% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $8,107, up 1.95% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,929 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.24% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $12,460 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 217.13% more than in-state attendees.
  • Westminister College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $47,568 per year.
  • University of Utah is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $21,510.
  • Snow College, a public postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; in-state students pay $8,062.
Average College Costs in Utah
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $6,700 -0.47%
Room $3,671 6.88%
Board $4,248 1.58%
Total $14,619 1.60%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $21,273 -1.32%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $7,600 0.68%
Room $4,092 3.70%
Board $4,015 3.11%
Total $15,707 -0.61%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,929 2.24%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $12,460 2.08%

Average Cost of College in Vermont

College in Vermont costs 41.02% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 32.85% more, and local community colleges are 64.88% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $29,665 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $17,083 or 57.59% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.88% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.11% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $41,057 or 140.34% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $12,582, up 4.18% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $61,021.
  • Tuition & fees are $46,445 or 76.11% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 5.39% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.36% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $14,576, up 3.60% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $6,654 for in-state tuition and fees, down 6.54% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $13,398 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 101.35% more than in-state attendees.
  • Bennington College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $75,539 per year.
  • University of Vermont is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $31,718.
  • Landmark College, a private nonprofit, is the most expensive 2-year institution; the cost of attendance is $72,000.
  • Community College of Vermont is the most expensive public 2-year institution; in-state students pay $9,446.
Average College Costs in Vermont
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $17,083 2.88%
Room $7,980 8.12%
Board $4,602 7.09%
Total $29,665 3.43%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $41,057 2.78%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $46,445 8.93%
Room $8,073 8.65%
Board $6,503 6.51%
Total $61,021 4.96%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $6,654 -6.54%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $13,398 -4.91%

Average Cost of College in Virginia

College in Virginia costs 19.20% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 24.35% less, and local community colleges are 41.88% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $25,074 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $13,655 or 54.46% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.81% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 6.14% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $35,831 or 162.39% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $11,419, up 3.06% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $34,748.
  • Tuition & fees are $23,493 or 67.61% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 0.48% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 1.57% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $11,255, up 1.50% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $5,237 for in-state tuition and fees, up -0.07% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $11,529 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 120.14% more than in-state attendees.
  • Washington and Lee University, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $73,095 per year.
  • College of William and Mary is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $36,554.
  • Richard Bland College, a public postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; in-state students pay $18,606.
Average College Costs in Virginia
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $13,655 1.81%
Room $6,390 4.95%
Board $5,028 6.97%
Total $25,074 2.38%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $35,831 2.70%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $23,493 2.08%
Room $6,009 6.10%
Board $5,246 5.33%
Total $34,748 0.81%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $5,237 -0.07%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $11,529 0.65%

Average Cost of College in Washington

College in Washington costs 5.65% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 13.93% more, and local community colleges are 20.00% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $19,846 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $7,168 or 36.12% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.87% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.02% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $30,155 or 320.69% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $12,678, up 3.62% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $52,333.
  • Tuition & fees are $39,791 or 76.04% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 2.68% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 5.29% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $12,541, up 3.48% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,468 for in-state tuition and fees, up 7.16% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $6,500 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 45.49% more than in-state attendees.
  • Whitman College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $69,768 per year.
  • University of Washington Tacoma is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $23,387.
  • Northwest Indian College, a public postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; in-state students pay $11,736.
Average College Costs in Washington
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $7,168 1.87%
Room $6,725 9.42%
Board $5,953 11.34%
Total $19,846 2.99%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $30,155 3.17%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $39,791 8.11%
Room $6,531 5.20%
Board $6,011 9.23%
Total $52,333 2.84%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,468 7.17%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $6,500 14.22%

Average Cost of College in West Virginia

College in West Virginia costs 9.51% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 51.13% less, and local community colleges are 22.77% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $19,034 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,195 or 43.05% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.23% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 5.21% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $22,242 or 171.43% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,839, up 3.77% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $22,446.
  • Tuition & fees are $12,673 or 56.46% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 1.28% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 1.23% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $9,773, up 4.20% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,344 for in-state tuition and fees, up 1.60% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $9,976 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 129.66% more than in-state attendees.
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $41,828 per year.
  • West Virginia University is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $20,038.
  • West Virginia Northern Community College is the most expensive 2-year institution; in-state students pay $4,681.
Average College Costs in West Virginia
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $8,195 2.23%
Room $5,786 5.87%
Board $5,053 7.10%
Total $19,034 3.10%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $22,242 1.12%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $12,673 2.69%
Room $4,679 8.41%
Board $5,094 9.72%
Total $22,446 2.53%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,344 1.59%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $9,976 1.45%

Average Cost of College in Wisconsin

College in Wisconsin costs 15.46% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 1.89% more, and local community colleges are 20.02% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $17,784 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,764 or 49.28% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 0.77% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.62% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $25,522 or 191.23% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $9,020, a 0.00% change year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $46,798.
  • Tuition & fees are $35,554 or 75.97% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.28% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 6.58% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $11,244, up 3.67% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,476 for in-state tuition and fees, up 1.49% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $6,499 annually to attend public 2-year schools, 45.19% more than in-state attendees pay.
  • Beloit College, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $63,036 per year.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison is the most expensive public 4-year institution; in-state students pay $22,283.
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College, a public postsecondary school, is the most expensive 2-year institution; in-state students pay $4,658.
Average College Costs in Wisconsin
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $8,764 0.77%
Room $5,497 13.01%
Board $3,523 9.93%
Total $17,784 3.56%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $25,522 1.83%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees $35,554 7.23%
Room $6,495 10.66%
Board $4,749 10.66%
Total $46,798 3.38%
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,476 1.48%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $6,499 1.42%

Average Cost of College in Wyoming

College in Wyoming costs 29.16% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. Data about private institutions are insufficient or unavailable. Local community colleges are 24.31% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $14,901 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $4,747 or 31.86% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.29% from the 2018-19 academic year to 2019-20.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.44% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $14,803 or 211.84% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,154, up 0.00% year-over-year (YoY).
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,136 for in-state tuition and fees, up 28.48% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $10,101 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 144.26% more than in-state students pay.
  • University of Wyoming, a public 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; in-state students pay $16,018.
  • Laramie County Community College is the most expensive 2-year institution; in-state students pay $12,127.
Average College Costs in Wyoming
Charge Cost %Change YoY
Public 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,747 3.29%
Room $4,493 0.00%
Board $5,661 2.00%
Total $14,901 1.79%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $14,803 3.75%
Private 4-Year    
Tuition & Fees NA NA
Room NA NA
Board NA NA
Total NA NA
Public 2-Year    
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,136 28.47%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $10,101 30.31%

Sources

  1. National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics: Current Digest Tables
  2. Tuition and Fees, 1998-99 Through 2020-21