Average Cost of College by State

Last Updated: July 12, 2021 by Melanie Hanson

Report Highlights. The average college tuition in the U.S. is $9,212 for in-state students and $26,382 for out-of-state students at public 4-year institutions.

  • Vermont has the highest average yearly in-state tuition of $16,604 at public institutions.
  • Florida has the lowest average yearly in-state tuition of $4,443 at public institutions.
  • Massachusetts has the highest average yearly tuition of $46,016 for private institutions.
  • Nationwide, room & board account for an additional $11,386 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 $16,604
2 New Hampshire $16,329
3 Pennsylvania $14,812
4 Illinois $14,259
5 New Jersey $13,963
6 Virginia $13,413
7 Massachusetts $13,286
8 South Carolina $13,013
9 Connecticut $12,959
10 Michigan $12,888
11 Rhode Island $12,576
12 Minnesota $11,381
13 Kentucky $10,674
14 Arizona $10,666
15 Delaware $10,607
16 Oregon $12,286
17 Alabama $10,138
18 Ohio $10,068
19 Iowa $9,966
20 Hawaii $9,952
21 Maine $9,930
22 Tennessee $9,789
23 Maryland $9,521
24 Colorado $9,394
25 Louisiana $9,358
26 Indiana $9,225
U.S. Average $9,212
27 Kansas $8,772
28 South Dakota $8,772
29 Wisconsin $8,697
30 Texas $8,678
31 Missouri $8,554
32 Nebraska $8,467
33 Alaska $8,467
34 Arkansas $8,391
35 Mississippi $8,340
36 New York $8,184
37 California $8,118
38 North Dakota $8,091
39 West Virginia $8,016
40 Oklahoma $7,866
41 Idaho $7,586
42 Georgia $7,319
43 North Carolina $7,174
44 Washington $7,036
45 Montana $6,972
46 New Mexico $6,902
47 Utah $6,731
48 District of Columbia $5,888
49 Nevada $5,845
50 Wyoming $4,596
51 Florida $4,443

In this report, “college” refers to any public 4-year academic institution unless otherwise noted. Statistics on individual states are from the 2018-2019 academic year and expressed in 2019 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 $1,271 per year.
  • Utah has the least expensive public 4-year schools at an average cost of $14,389 per year for in-state attendees.
  • Utah’s dorm rooms are also the nation’s cheapest at $3,554 per year.
  • Wisconsin charges the least for meal plans at $3,068 per year.
  • The least expensive private 4-year institutions are in Idaho at an annual average cost of $13,157.
  • Florida’s public 4-year schools have the lowest tuition and fees at an average of $4,443.
  • 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 2.99% less than the national average cost of attending a 4-year public institution. The average private university costs 49.43% less, and local community colleges are 43.98% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $19,982 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $10,138 or 50.74% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.16% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $25,782 or 154.31% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board total $9,844, down 0.02% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $26,195.
  • Tuition & fees are $16,119 or 61.53% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges decreased 1.23% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board total $10,076, up 2.36% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,770 for in-state tuition and fees, up 8.34% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $9,612 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 101.51% 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 $10,138 3.16%
Room $5,543 0.16%
Board $4,301 -0.23%
Total $19,673 1.57%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $25,782 3.38%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $16,119 -1.23%
Room $5,005 3.88%
Board $5,071 0.92%
Total $26,195 0.12%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,770 8.34%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $9,612 5.24%

Average Cost of College in Alaska

College in Alaska costs 5.02% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 39.40% less. Data from public 2-year institutions are insufficient or unavailable.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $19,563 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,396 or 42.92% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 16.27% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $24,454 or 191.26% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $11,167, up 0.13% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $26,788.
  • Tuition & fees are $19,315 or 72.10% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges decreased 0.23% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $7,473, down 0.72% 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 $8,396 3.16%
Room $6,226 0.27%
Board $4,941 -0.04%
Total $19,563 1.57%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $24,454 14.89%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $19,315 -0.23%
Room $3,720 3.39%
Board $3,753 -4.48%
Total $26,788 -0.37%
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 12.17% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 60.12% less, and local community colleges are 34.77% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $23,105 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $10,666 or 46.16% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.03% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $26,383 or 147.36% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $12,439, up 3.04% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $22,419.
  • Tuition & fees are $12,711 or 56.70% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges decreased 5.75% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $9,708, up 2.71% YOY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $2,161 for in-state tuition and fees, up 0.42% from the previous year.
  • Out-of-state students pay $8,516 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 294.08% 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 $10,666 1.03%
Room $7,199 1.67%
Board $5,240 4.97%
Total $23,105 2.10%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $26,383/td> 1.21%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $12,711 -5.75%
Room $5,330 4.00%
Board $4,378 1.18%
Total $22,419 -2.27%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $2,161 0.42%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $8,516 5.57%

Average Cost of College in Arkansas

College costs 12.72% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 27.28% less, and local community colleges are % 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 2.49% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $20,825 or 148.18% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $9,586, up 3.16% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $31,564.
  • Tuition & fees are $23,179 or 73.43% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 2.52% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $8,385, up 2.03% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,291 for in-state tuition and fees, up 0.03% from the previous year.
  • Out-of-state students pay $4,698 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 42.75% 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 $8,391 2.49%
Room $5,310 3.33%
Board $4,276 2.96%
Total $17,977 2.85%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $20,825 3.81%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $23,179 2.52%
Room $4,255 1.92%
Board $4,130 2.15%
Total $31,564 2.39%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,291 -0.03%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $4,698 -1.34$

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 10.03% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 11.45% more, and local community colleges are 61.64% less expensive than they are nationwide

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $22,664 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,118 or 35.82% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.30% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $31,423 or 287.84% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $14,546, up 3.45% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $49,860.
  • Tuition & fees are $35,524 or 71.25% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 6.09% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $14,336 up 2.94% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $1,271 for in-state tuition and fees, up 0.24% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $7,849 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 517.55% 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 $8,118 1.22%
Room $8,147 3.18%
Board $6,399 3.78%
Total $22,664 2.67%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $31,423 7.71%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $35,524 6.09%
Room $7,976 2.09%
Board $6,360 4.04%
Total $49,860 5.17
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $1,271 0.24%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $7,849 4.60%

Average Cost of College in Colorado

College in Colorado costs 6.16% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 26.09% less, and local community colleges are 10.32% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $21,867 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $9,394 or 42.96% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition decreased 1.53% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $30,140 or 220.84% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $12,472, up 4.16% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $36,285.
  • Tuition & fees are $23,560 or 64.93% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.00% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $12,725, up 3.63% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,655 for in-state tuition and fees, up 0.47% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $7,967 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 117.98% 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 $9,349 -1.53%
Room $6,323 7.94%
Board $6,149 0.54%
Total $21,867 1.64%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $30,140 0.99%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $23,560 3.00%
Room $7,482 4.09%
Board $5,243 2.97%
Total $36,285 3.22%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,655 0.47%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $7,967 -23.05%

Average Cost of College in Connecticut

College in Connecticut costs 27.21% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 31.16% more, and local community colleges are 33.84% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $26,203 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $12,959 or 49.46% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 4.89% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $33,709 or 160.12% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $13,244, up 3.25% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $56,549.
  • Tuition & fees are $41,807 or 73.93% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.48% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $14,742, up 18.8% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,434 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.83% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $13,202 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 197.74% 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 $12,959 4.89%
Room $7,254 3.16%
Board $5,990 3.36%
Total $26,203 4.05%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $33,709 -0.09%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $41,807 3.46%
Room $8,527 3.65%
Board $6,215 0.53%
Total $56,549 3.16%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,434 2.83%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $13,202 2.51%

Average Cost of College in Delaware

College in Delaware costs 13.83% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 53.70% less. Data from public 2-year institutions are insufficient or unavailable.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $23,447 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $10,607 or 45.24% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 6.08% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $30,405 or 186.65% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $12,840, up 3.78% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $26,709.
  • Tuition & fees are $14,758 or 55.25% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges decreased 2.24% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $11,952, up 1.01% 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 $10,607 6.08%
Room $7,661 3.78%
Board $5,179 3.79%
Total $23,447 4.81%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $30,405 3.57%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $14,758 -2.24%
Room $6,032 2.05%
Board $5,920 0.00%
Total $26,709 -0.81%
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 36.08% 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 35.35% 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 $5,888.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.29% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $12,416 or 110.87% 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 $59,233.
  • Tuition & fees are $43,143 or 72.84% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.27% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $16,090, up 1.60% 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 $5,888 2.29%
Room NA NA
Board NA NA
Total NA NA
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $12,416 2.68%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $43,143 3.27%
Room $10,844 5.40%
Board $5,246 -5.43%
Total $59,233 2.82%
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 26.89% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 17.44% less, and local community colleges are 24.36% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $15,059 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $4,443 or 29.50% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition decreased 0.27% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $18,456 or 315.40% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,616, up 1.68% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $38,438.
  • Tuition & fees are $26,317 or 68.47% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.32% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $12,121, up 2.69% 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 $4,443 0.27%
Room $6,173 5.41%
Board $4,443 -3.10%
Total $15,059 1.09%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $18,456 1.18%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $26,317 3.32%
Room $6,918 2.95%
Board % 2.34%
Total $38,438 2.95%
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 12.60% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 9.52% less, and local community colleges are 11.98% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $18,003 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $7,319 or 40.65% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.57% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $22,751 or 210.85% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,683, up 1.75% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $41,520.
  • Tuition & fees are $28,839 or 69.46% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.82% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $12,681, up 0.64% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $2,916 for in-state tuition and fees, up 0.52% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $8,038 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 175.65% 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 $7,319 1.57%
Room $6,346 1.45%
Board $4,337 2.19%
Total $18,003 1.68%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $22,751 3.62%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $28,839 3.82%
Room $6,955 1.25%
Board $5,726 -0.09%
Total $41,520 2.74%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $2,196 0.52%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $8,038 -0.64%

Average Cost of College in Hawaii

College in Hawaii costs 6.15% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 46.36% less, and local community colleges are 5.22% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $21,865 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $9,952 or 45.42% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.50% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $31,581 or 217.39% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $11,914, up 3.67% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $29,781.
  • Tuition & fees are $17,098 or 57.41% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.96% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $12,683, up 2.19% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,140 for in-state tuition and fees, up 1.95% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $8,277 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 163.60% 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 $9,952 2.50%
Room $6,046 4.84%
Board $5,868 2.50%
Total $21,865 3.13%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $31,581 1.81%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $17,098 3.96%
Room $5,870 3.11%
Board $6,813 1.41%
Total $29,781 3.20%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,140 1.95%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $8,277 0.74%

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 21.67% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 80.74% less, and local community colleges are 0.97% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $16,134 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $7,586 or 47.02% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 4.68% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $23,850 or 214.39% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $8,548, up 4.14% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $13,157.
  • Tuition & fees are $6,139 or 46.66% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 5.25% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $7,019, down 8.31% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,345 for in-state tuition and fees, up 1.92% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $7,971 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 $7,586 4.68%
Room $4,061 3.84%
Board $4,487 4.42%
Total $16,134 4.39%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $23,850 5.53%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $6,139 5.25%
Room $2,436 -25.62%
Board $4,583 4.63%
Total $13,157 -2.45%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,345 1.92%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $7,971 3.09%

Average Cost of College in Illinois

College in Illinois costs 23.65% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 4.95% more, and local community colleges are 19.71% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $25,469 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $14,259 or 55.99% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.06% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $28,522 or 100.03% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $11,209, up 0.82% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $46,552.
  • Tuition & fees are $33,454 or 71.86% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.29% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $13,098, up 4.33% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,966 for in-state tuition and fees, up 1.93% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $11,480 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 189.46% 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 $14,259 2.06%
Room $6,087 0.86%
Board $5,122 0.75%
Total $25,469 1.51%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $28,522 -0.34%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $33,454 3.29%
Room $7,530 3.66%
Board $5,568 5.26%
Total $46,552 3.34%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,966 1.93%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $11,480 4.47%

Average Cost of College in Indiana

College in Indiana costs 4.09% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 4.79% more, and local community colleges are 31.84% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $19,755 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $9,225 or 46.70% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.07% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $43,762 or 215.36% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,530, up 2.64% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $43,764.
  • Tuition & fees are $32,338 or 73.60% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.29% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $11,979, up 4.84% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,368 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.66% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $8,402 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 92.35% 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 $9,225 2.07%
Room $5,553 1.41%
Board $4,977 4.06%
Total $19,755 2.37%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $43,762 1.00%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $32,338 3.29%
Room % 2.90%
Board $5,775 7.00%
Total $43,764 3.70%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,368 2.66%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $8,402 2.33%

Average Cost of College in Iowa

College in Iowa costs 2.31% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 6.11% more, and local community colleges are 55.06% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $20,122 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $9,966 or 49.53% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 13.68% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $24,521 or 146.05% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,157, up 5.14% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $43,362.
  • Tuition & fees are $33,821 or 77.99% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 20.83% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $9,542, up 1.64% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $5,137 for in-state tuition and fees, up 4.35% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $6,449 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 25.54% 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 $9,966 13.69%
Room $5,709 5.84%
Board $4,448 4.27%
Total $20,122 9.20%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $24,521 -6.46%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $33,821 20.83%
Room $4,687 2.25%
Board $4,855 1.04%
Total $43,362 16.01%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $5,137 4.35%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $6,449 -2.01%

Average Cost of College in Kansas

College in Kansas costs 9.61% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 29.19% less, and local community colleges are 3.68% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $18,618 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,941 or 48.02% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.33% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $23,302 or 160.62% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $9,678, up 4.90% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $31,701.
  • Tuition & fees are $22,571 or 71.20% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 5.77% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $9,129, up 2.31% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,435 for in-state tuition and fees, up 1.51% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $4,491 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 30.74% more than in-state attendees.
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University, a private 4-year institution, is the most expensive postsecondary school; the cost of attendance is $ 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 $8,941 2.33%
Room $5,062 5.17%
Board $4,616 4.58%
Total $18,618 3.65%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $23,302 3.04%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $22,571 5.77%
Room $4,406 2.01%
Board $4,723 2.58%
Total $31,701 4.83%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,435 1.51%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $4,491 -2.60%

Average Cost of College in Kentucky

College in Kentucky costs 3.47% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 13,26% less, and local community colleges are 29.01% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $21,313 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $10,674 or 50.08% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.98% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $25,430 or 138.24% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,639, up 2.50% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $37,081.
  • Tuition & fees are $27,648 or 74.56% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.48% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $9,434, up 22.2% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,274 for in-state tuition and fees, up 4.09% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $14,418 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 $10,674 2.98%
Room $6,038 2.53%
Board $4,601 2.47%
Total $21,313 2.74%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $25,430 3.24%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $27,648 3.48%
Room $4,661 -0.26%
Board $4,773 4.76%
Total $37,081 3.15%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,274 $4.09
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $14,418 4.29%

Average Cost of College in Louisiana

College in Louisiana costs 6.76% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 18.68% more, and local community colleges are 25.05% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $19,206 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $9,358 or 48.72% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.12% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $22,208 or 137.32% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $9,848, up 1.84% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $51,025.
  • Tuition & fees are $37,830 or 74.14% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.04% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $13,195, up 3.60% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,143 for in-state tuition and fees, up 1.22% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $8,034 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 93.92% 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 $9,358 2.11%
Room $5,704 0.71%
Board $4,144 3.42%
Total $19,206 1.98%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $22,208 2.66%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $37,830 3.04%
Room $7,315 4.04%
Board $5,880 3.05%
Total $51,025 3.18%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,143 1.22%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $8,034 13.84%

Average Cost of College in Maine

College in Maine costs 1.96% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 22.27% more, and local community colleges are 13.28% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $20,195 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $9,930 or 49.17% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.75% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $27,735 or 179.31% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,265, up 4.36% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $52,527.
  • Tuition & fees are $38,972 or 74,19% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 5.21% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $13,555, up 4.66% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,753 for in-state tuition and fees, up 1.49% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $6,614 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 76.23% 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 $9,930 2.75%
Room $5,119 1.81%
Board $5,146 7.03%
Total $20,195 3.56%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $27,735 2.95%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $38,972 5.21%
Room $6,772 3.66%
Board $6,783 5.69%
Total $52,527 5.07%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,753 1.49%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $6,614 1.79%

Average Cost of College in Maryland

College in Maryland costs 6.30% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 35.34% more, and local community colleges are 27.53% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $21,895 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $9,521 or 43.48% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.50% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $26,883 or 182.35% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $12,374, up 4.09% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $57,222.
  • Tuition & fees are $43,141 or 75.39% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.06% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $14,081, up 1.84% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,225 for in-state tuition and fees, up 3.30% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $9,990 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 136.45% 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 $9,521 2.50%
Room $7,057 3.46%
Board $5,317 4.93%
Total $21,895 3.40%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $26,883 10.39%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $43,141 3.06%
Room $8,180 1.79%
Board $5,901 $1.92%
Total $57,222 2.76%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,225 3.30%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $9,990 5.52%

Average Cost of College in Massachusetts

College in Massachusetts costs 30.05% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 44.36% more, and local community colleges are 56.72% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $26,787 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $13,286 or 49.60% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.98% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $30,966 or 133.07% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $13,501, up 8.43% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $61,747.
  • Tuition & fees are $46,016 or 74.52% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.73% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $15.732, up 3.65% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $5,192 for in-state tuition and fees, up 4.03% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $10,606 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 104.28% 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 $13,286 3.98%
Room $8,337 7.28%
Board $5,164 10.34%
Total $26,787 6.18%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $30,966 4.00%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $46,016 3.73%
Room $9,177 3.87%
Board $6,555 3.39%
Total $61,747 3.67%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $5,192 4.03%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $10,606 6.00%

Average Cost of College in Michigan

College in Michigan costs 13.49% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 12.36% less, and local community colleges are 8.12% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $23,376 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $12,888 or 55.13% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.64% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $35,844 or 178.12% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,488, up 2.52% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $38,074.
  • Tuition & fees are $27,936 or 73.37% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.62% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $10,139, up 4.54% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,582 for in-state tuition and fees, up 3.26% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $6,372 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 77.89% 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 $12,888 3.64%
Room $5,262 2.63%
Board $5,226 2.41%
Total $23,376 3.14%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $35,844 -4.67%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $27,936 3.62%
Room $5,096 2.97%
Board $5,043 6.15%
Total $38,074 3.85%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,582 3.26%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $6,372 -2.75%

Average Cost of College in Minnesota

College in Minnesota costs 1.27% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 4.19% more, and local community colleges are 62.66% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $20,860 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $11,381 or 54.56% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.38% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $22,780 or 100.16% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $9,480, up 3.11% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $43,677.
  • Tuition & fees are $33,212 or 76.04% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 2.46% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $10,466, up 1.61% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $5,389 for in-state tuition and fees, up 0.15% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $5,947 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 10.35% 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 $11,381 1.38%
Room $5,194 4.23%
Board $4,286 1.81%
Total $20,860 2.15%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $22,780 9.86%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $33,212 2.46%
Room $5,616 4.44%
Board $4,850 -1.48%
Total $43,677 2.25%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $5,389 0.15%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $5,947 -2.72%

Average Cost of College in Mississippi

College in Mississippi costs 10.71% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 43.68% less, and local community colleges are 1.54% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $18,391 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,340 or 45.35% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 4.51% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $19,942 or 139.11% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,051, up 3.21% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $26,352.
  • Tuition & fees are $17,953 or 68.13% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 1.86% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $8,398, up 3.06% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,262 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.48% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $5,709 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 75.02% 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 $8,340 4.51%
Room $5,887 3.50%
Board $4,164 2.79%
Total $18,391 3.80%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $19,942 1.27%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $17,953 1.86%
Room $4,046 2.28%
Board $3,183 3.88%
Total $26,352 2.24%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,262 2.48%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $5,709 1.48%

Average Cost of College in Missouri

College in Missouri costs 12.03% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 20.26% less, and local community colleges are 1.36% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $18,121 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,554 or 47.20% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.99% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $19,914 or 132.80% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $9,568, down 1.55% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $35,803.
  • Tuition & fees are $25,417 or 70.99% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.29% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $10,387, up 3.78% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,358 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.66% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $6,558 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 95.29% 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 $8,554 1.99%
Room $5,612 -6.72%
Board $3,956 6.83%
Total $18,121 0.08%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $19,914 2.02%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $25,417 3.29%
Room $6,021 5.63%
Board $4,366 1.35%
Total $35,803 3.41%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,358 2.66%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $6,558 6.51%

Average Cost of College in Montana

College in Montana costs 19.39% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 18.69% less, and local community colleges are 13.37% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $16,604 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $6,972 or 41.99% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.79% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $24,481 or 251.13% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $9,631, up 6.81% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $34,988.
  • Tuition & fees are $25,918 or 74.08% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.87% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $9,070, up 3.23% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,756 for in-state tuition and fees, up 3.44% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $8,394 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 123.48% 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 $6,972 2.79%
Room $4,481 7.10%
Board $5,150 6.54%
Total $16,604 5.09%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $24,481 3.39%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $25,918 3.87%
Room $4,291 3.12%
Board $4,779 3.33%
Total $34,988 3.70%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,756 3.44%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $8,394 -1.04%

Average Cost of College in Nebraska

College in Nebraska costs 5.08% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 21.33% less, and local community colleges are 4.20% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $19,551 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,467 or 43.31% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.41% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $21,516 or 154.12% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $11,084, up 8.02% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $34,626.
  • Tuition & fees are $25,075 or 72.42% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 5.75% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $9,551, down 12.69% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,174 for in-state tuition and fees, down 1.18% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $3,985 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 25.55% 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 $8,467 3.41%
Room $6,239 13.09%
Board $4,845 2.13%
Total $19,551 5.97%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $21,516 4.68%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $25,075 5.75%
Room $5,502 16.67%
Board $4,049 -34.93%
Total $34,626 0.08%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,174 -1.18%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $3,985 -2.83%

Average Cost of College in Nevada

College in Nevada costs 15.03% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 23.38% less. Data from public 2-year institutions are insufficient or unavailable.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $17,503 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $5,845 or 33.39% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition decreased 1.27% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $21,125 or 261.42% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $11,658, up 7.05% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $38,130.
  • Tuition & fees are $24,423 or 64.05% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 5.00% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $13,707, up 6.24% 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 $5,845 -1.27%
Room $6,039 4.90%
Board $5,619 9.47%
Total $17,503 4.12%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $21,125 -0.24%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $24,423 5.00%
Room $6,711 5.77%
Board $6,996 6.70%
Total $38,130 5.44%
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 36.64% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 4.67% more, and local community colleges are 129.37% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $28,145 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $16,329 or 58.02% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.38% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $29,447 or 80.34% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $11,816, up 1.68% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $46,952.
  • Tuition & fees are $33,364 or 71.06% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 0.13% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $13,588, down 0.88% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $7,599 for in-state tuition and fees, up 3.57% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $16,429 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 116.20% 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 $16,329 2.38%
Room $7,258 2.99%
Board $4,558 -0.35%
Total $28,145 2.09%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $29,447 4.68%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $33,364 0.13%
Room $8,690 0.81%
Board $4,898 %
Total $46,952 -0.17%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $7,599 3.57%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $16,429 3.28%

Average Cost of College in New Jersey

College in New Jersey costs 33.42% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 17.11% more, and local community colleges are 42.32% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $27,481 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $13,963 or 50.81% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.42% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $28,669 or 105.32% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $13,518, up 4.72% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $51,045.
  • Tuition & fees are $37,329 or 73.13% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 2.02% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $13,716, down 0.12% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,715 for in-state tuition and fees, up 3.95% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $8,257 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 75.12% 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 $13,963 2.42%
Room $5,175 4.73%
Board $8,343 4.69%
Total $27,481 3.54%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $28,669 0.07%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $37,329 2.02%
Room $7,963 -1.25%
Board $5,753 1.50%
Total $51,045 1.44%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,715 3.95%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $8,257 2.58%

Average Cost of College in New Mexico

College in New Mexico costs 21.08% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 5.45% less, and local community colleges are 48.54% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $16,256 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $6,902 or 42.46% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.74% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $18,350 or 165.86% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $9,354, up 3.05% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $40,206.
  • Tuition & fees are $30,137 or 74.96% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 26.28% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $10,069, up 3.22% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $1,705 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.28% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $6,698 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 292.84% 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 $6,902 2.74%
Room $4,764 4.31%
Board $4,590 1.59%
Total $16,256 2.96%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $18,350 4.66%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $30,137 26.28%
Room $5,645 -0.18%
Board $4,424 7.90%
Total $40,206 19.59%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $1,705 2.28%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $6,698 25.95%

Average Cost of College in New York

College in New York costs 11.92% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 27.14% more, and local community colleges are 62.00% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $23,053 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,184 or 35.50% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.10% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $22,083 or 169.83% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $14,869, up 3.22% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $55,741.
  • Tuition & fees are $40,527 or 72.71% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.90% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $15,213, up 3.83% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $5,367 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.64% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $9,197 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 71.36% 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 $8,184 3.10%
Room $9,746 5.25%
Board $5,123 -0.43%
Total $23,053 3.18%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $22,083 1.94%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $40,527 3.90%
Room $9,115 2.82%
Board $6,098 5.36%
Total $55,741 3.88%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $5,367 2.64%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $9,197 0.50%

Average Cost of College in North Carolina

College in North Carolina costs 16.00% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 6.64% more, and local community colleges are 24.42% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $17,302 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $7,174 or 41.46% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition decreased 2.45% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $22,968 or 220.16% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,128, up 1.39% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $46,268.
  • Tuition & fees are $33,990 or 73.46% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 5.73% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $12,278, up 3.10% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $2,504 for in-state tuition and fees, up 0.20% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $8,655 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 245.65% 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 $7,174 -2.45%
Room $5,766 2.36%
Board $4,362 0.16%
Total $17,302 -0.24%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $22,968 -5.38%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $33,990 5.73%
Room $6,350 3.05%
Board $5,928 3.15%
Total $46,268 5.04%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $2,504 0.20%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $8,655 1.87%

Average Cost of College in North Dakota

College in North Dakota costs 19.08% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 52.29% less, and local community colleges are 47.75% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $16,668 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,091 or 48.54% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 5.26% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $15,565 or 92.37% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $8,577, up 3.20% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $22,856.
  • Tuition & fees are $15,206 or 66.53% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges decreased 0.33% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $7,650, up 5.44% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,895 for in-state tuition and fees, up 4.15% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $9,293 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 89.85% 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 $8,091 5.26%
Room $3,733 7.30%
Board $4,844 0.25%
Total $16,668 4.19%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $15,565 -18.17%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $15,206 -0.33%
Room $3.099 0.71%
Board $4,551 8.93%
Total $22,856 1.53%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,895 4.15%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $9,293 -1.44%

Average Cost of College in Ohio

College in Ohio costs 7.55% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 2.27% more, and local community colleges are 23.21% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $22,153 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $10,068 or 45.45% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 0.42% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $24,454 or 142.89% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $12,085, up 3.75% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $44,035.
  • Tuition & fees are $32,597 or 74.03% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 4.34% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $11,438, up 3.87% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,082 for in-state tuition and fees, up 11.17% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $7,300 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 78.83% 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 $10,068 0.42%
Room $6,597 -0.53%
Board $5,488 9.39%
Total $22,153 2.21%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $24,454 1.48%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $32,597 4.34%
Room $5,942 3.48%
Board $5,496 4.29%
Total $44,035 4.21%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,082 11.17%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $7,300 -2.09%

Average Cost of College in Oklahoma

College in Oklahoma costs 18.77% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 13.12% less, and local community colleges are 24.12% 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 $7,866 or 47.01% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.19% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $21,526 or 173.66% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $8,866, up 2.62% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $37,447.
  • Tuition & fees are $27,694 or 73.96% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 5.54% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $9,754, up 4.86% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,112 for in-state tuition and fees, up 6.12% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $9,393 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 128.43% 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 $7,866 3.19%
Room $4,738 3.25%
Board $4,128 1.88%
Total $16,732 6.56%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $21,526 2.88%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $27,694 5.54%
Room $4,872 6.01%
Board $4,882 3.74%
Total $37,447 5.36%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,112 6.12%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $9,393 3.69%

Average Cost of College in Oregon

College in Oregon costs 9.65% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 27.36% more, and local community colleges are 42.14% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $22,585 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $10,286 or 45.54% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition decreased 0.74% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $30,929 or 200.69% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $12,299, down 0.39% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $53,036.
  • Tuition & fees are $40,597 or 76.55% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 4.97% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $12,439, up 4.15% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,709 for in-state tuition and fees, up 4.95% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $8,779 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 86.43% 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 $10,286 -0.74%
Room $7,204 -0.80%
Board $5,095 0.20%
Total $22,585 -0.55%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $30,929 1.45%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $40,597 4.97%
Room $6,536 4.31%
Board $5,903 3.98%
Total $53,036 4.78%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,709 4.95%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $8,779 3.25%

Average Cost of College in Pennsylvania

College in Pennsylvania costs 27.62% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 30.83% more, and local community colleges are 59.49% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $26,287 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $14,812 or 56.35% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 1.91% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $28,527 or 92.59% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $11,475, up 1.90% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $55,248.
  • Tuition & fees are $41,703 or 75.48% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 4.03% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $13,545, up 2.83% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $5,284 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.19% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $14,111 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 167.05% 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 $14,812 1.91%
Room $6,893 2.22%
Board $4,582 1.42%
Total $26,287 1.91%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $28,527 5.15%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $41,703 4.03%
Room $7,434 2.24%
Board $6,111 3.58%
Total $55,248 3.77%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $5,284 2.19%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $14,111 3.16%

Average Cost of College in Rhode Island

College in Rhode Island costs 20.53% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 32.10% more, and local community colleges are 37.76% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $24,827 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $12,576 or 50.65% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.75% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $40,361 or 138.53% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $12,251, up 1.74% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $57,176.
  • Tuition & fees are $42,108 or 73.65% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 4.33% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $15,069, up 3.81% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,564 for in-state tuition and fees, up 0.00% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $12,156 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 166.35% 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 $12,576 2.75%
Room $7,666 1.70%
Board $4,585 1.84%
Total $24,827 2.25%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $29,998 3.40%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $42,108 4.33%
Room $ 2.34%
Board $ 6.06%
Total $57,176 4.19%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,564 0.00%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $12,156 0.00%

Average Cost of College in South Carolina

College in South Carolina costs 12.21% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 19.62% less, and local community colleges are 42.71% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $23,113 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $13,013 or 56.30% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.45% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $32,174 or 147.25% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,100, up 5.73% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $35,174.
  • Tuition & fees are $25,621 or 72.84% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 2.76% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $9,554, up 0.66% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,728 for in-state tuition and fees, up 5.02% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $9,874 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 108.84% 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 $13,013 3.45%
Room $6,241 6.00%
Board $3,859 5.29%
Total $23,113 4.43%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $32,174 4.06%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $25,621 2.76%
Room $4,811 0.15%
Board $4,743 1.22%
Total $35,174 2.19%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,728 5.02%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $9,874 4.16%

Average Cost of College in South Dakota

College in South Dakota costs 18.21% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 27.05% less, and local community colleges are 86.24% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $16,847 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,772 or 52.07% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.72% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $12,465 or 42.10% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $8,076, up 2.47% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $31,359.
  • Tuition & fees are $23,252 or 74.15% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges decreased 3.99% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $8,107, up % YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $6,170 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.37% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $5,839 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 5.36% 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 $8,772 2.72%
Room $3,917 3.05%
Board $4,159 1.94%
Total $16,847 2.59%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $12,465 3.36%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $23,252 -3.99%
Room $4,002 1.50%
Board $4,105 2.75%
Total $31,359 -2.48%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $6,170 2.37%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $5,839 -0.24%

Average Cost of College in Tennessee

College in Tennessee costs 4.30% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 11.91% less, and local community colleges are 29.40% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $19,713 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $9,789 or 49.66% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.25% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $26,068 or 166.30% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $9,924, up 5.83% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $38,571.
  • Tuition & fees are $28,080 or 72.80% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 4.24% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $10,492, up 2.63% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,287 for in-state tuition and fees, up 3.35% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $16,582 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 286.80% 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 $9,789 2.25%
Room $5,205 4.35%
Board $4,719 7.54%
Total $19,713 4.02%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $26,068 2.72%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $28,080 4.24%
Room $5,885 1.96%
Board $4,607 3.50%
Total $38,571 3.79%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,287 3.35%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $16,582 2.74%

Average Cost of College in Texas

College in Texas costs 8.83% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 8.16% more, and local community colleges are 31.81% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $18,779 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,678 or 46.21% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 0.38% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $25,031 or 188.44% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,101, up 4.93% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $46,268.
  • Tuition & fees are $34,476 or 74.51% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 6.13% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $11,793, up 3.59% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $2,259 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.26% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $5,920 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 162.06% 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 $8,678 0.38%
Room $5,553 7.30%
Board $4,548 2.18%
Total $18,779 2.78%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $25,031 %
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $34,476 6.13%
Room $6,580 3.33%
Board $5,213 3.93%
Total $46,268 5.48%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $2,259 2.26%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $5,920 -7.76%

Average Cost of College in Utah

College in Utah costs 30.14% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 75.37% less, and local community colleges are 16.00% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $14,389 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $6,731 or 46.78% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.65% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $21,557 or 220.26% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $7,658, up 0.54% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $15,804.
  • Tuition & fees are $7,852 or 49.68% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 4.19% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $7,952, up 1.42% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,843 for in-state tuition and fees, up 1.64% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $12,206 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 217.62% 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 $6,731 2.65%
Room $3,554 3.46%
Board $4,104 -1.87%
Total $14,389 1.52%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $21,557 6.89%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $7,852 4.19%
Room $4,002 1.42%
Board $3,950 1.44%
Total $15,804 2.70%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,843 1.64%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $12,206 1.55%

Average Cost of College in Vermont

College in Vermont costs 39.24% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 38.25% more, and local community colleges are 114.91% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $28,681 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $16,604 or 57.89% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.11% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $39,947 or 140.59% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $12,077, up 3.41% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $58,137.
  • Tuition & fees are $44,068 or 75.80% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 3.36% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $14,070, up 3.95% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $7,120 for in-state tuition and fees, up 11.01% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $14,090 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 97.89% 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 $16,604 3.11%
Room $7,646 3.59%
Board $4,431 3.12%
Total $28,681 3.24%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $39,947 2.51%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $44,068 3.36%
Room $7,683 3.39%
Board $6,387 4.62%
Total $58,137 3.50%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $7,120 11.01%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $14,090 11.14%

Average Cost of College in Virginia

College in Virginia costs 18.90% more than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 26.65% less, and local community colleges are 58.19% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $24,492 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $13,413 or 54.76% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 6.14% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $34,890 or 160.12% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $11,080, up 2.69% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $34,470.
  • Tuition & fees are $23,380 or 67.83% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 1.57% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $11,089, up 4.18% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $5,241 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.40% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $11,455 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 118.57% 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 $13,413 6.14%
Room $6,242 2.51%
Board $4,838 2.91%
Total $24,492 4.55%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $34,890 4.37%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $23,380 1.57%
Room $5,890 3.99%
Board $5,199 4.40%
Total $34,470 2.41%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $5,241 2.40%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $11,455 1.60%

Average Cost of College in Washington

College in Washington costs 6.44% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 21.58% more, and local community colleges are 25.84% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $19,272 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $7,036 or 36.51% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.02% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $29,228 or 315.41% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $12,236, up 6.46% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $50,873.
  • Tuition & fees are $38,754 or 76.18% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 5.29% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $12,120, up 3.49% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,169 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.23% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $5,691 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 36.51% 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 $7,036 3.02%
Room $6,517 6.04%
Board $5,719 6.96%
Total $19,272 5.18%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $29,228 3.41%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $38,754 5.29%
Room $6,381 2.79%
Board $5,739 4.29%
Total $50,873 4.85%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,169 2.23%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $5,691 -4.77%

Average Cost of College in West Virginia

College in West Virginia costs 10.37% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 60.74% less, and local community colleges are 29.07% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $18,461 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,016 or 43.42% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 5.21% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $21,996 or 174.40% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,445, up 2.56% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $21,892.
  • Tuition & fees are $12,513 or 57.16% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 1.23% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $9,379, up 4.68% YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,276 for in-state tuition and fees, up 4.88% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $9,834 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 129.98% 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 $8,016 5.21%
Room $5,603 2.53%
Board $4,842 2.63%
Total $18,461 3.70%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $21,996 4.58%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $12,513 1.23%
Room $4,505 4.38%
Board $4,874 4.98%
Total $21,892 2.78%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,276 4.88%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $9,834 4.51%

Average Cost of College in Wisconsin

College in Wisconsin costs 16.63% less than the national average cost of attendance at a public 4-year institution. The average private university costs 8.00% more, and local community colleges are 33.14% more expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $17,172 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $8,697 or 50.65% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 2.62% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $25,063 or 188.18% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $8,475, up 5.03% year-over-year (YoY).
  • The total cost of attendance at an average private 4-year institution is $45,269.
  • Tuition & fees are $34,424 or 76.04% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition at private colleges increased 6.58% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • Room and board average $, up % YoY.
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $4,411 for in-state tuition and fees, up 1.71% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $6,408 annually to attend public 2-year schools, 45.27% 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 $8,697 2.62%
Room $5,407 11.16%
Board $3,068 -4.27%
Total $17,172 3.80%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $25,063 6.65%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees $34,424 6.58%
Room $6,183 5.35%
Board $4,663 8.27%
Total $45,269 4.47%
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $4,411 1.71%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $6,408 2.41%

Average Cost of College in Wyoming

College in Wyoming costs 28.93% 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 2.84% less expensive than they are nationwide.

  • The total cost of attendance at an average public 4-year institution is $14,639 for in-state students.
  • Tuition & fees are $4,596 or 31.40% of the total cost of attendance.
  • The cost of tuition increased 3.44% from the 2017-18 academic year to 2018-19.
  • For out-of-state students, tuition & fees are $14,268 or 210.44% more than in-state students pay.
  • Room and board average $10,043, up 0.00% year-over-year (YoY).
  • Public 2-year institutions charge $3,219 for in-state tuition and fees, up 2.45% YoY.
  • Out-of-state students pay $7,752 annually to attend public 2-year schools, which is 140.82% 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 $4,596 3.44%
Room $4,493 0.00%
Board $5,550 0.00%
Total $14,639 1.06%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $14,268 3.91%
Private 4-Year
Tuition & Fees NA NA
Room NA NA
Board NA NA
Total NA NA
Public 2-Year
Tuition & Fees, In-State $3,219 2.45%
Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $7,752 0.96%

Sources

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