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Tuition Comparison Between Top Public Colleges

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Cost of Attendance (COA)

Next table compares the 2020 costs of attendance between Top 100 Public Colleges. For in-State students, the average COA is $31,370 when living on campus and $31,006 when living outside of campus. For out-of-state students, the average COA is $59,078 when living on campus and $58,714 when living off campus. The COA includes tuition, fees, books & supplies, room & board costs, and other living expenses.

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2020 Cost Of Attendance Comparison Between Top 100 Public Colleges
RankNameTuition & Fees Books & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
University of California-Los Angeles$13,240$42,994 $1,463 $21,090 $19,429
University of California-Berkeley$14,253$44,007 $870 $24,253 $20,130
University of Virginia-Main Campus$17,798$50,900 $1,384 $14,912 $14,912
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$8,980$36,159 $972 $14,276 $14,276
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$15,558$51,200 $1,048 $14,450 $14,450
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus$12,682$33,794 $800 $16,150 $18,890
University of California-San Diego$14,415$44,169 $1,128 $18,306 $18,441
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology$8,156$23,524 $1,150 $13,624 $13,624
Average$13,135$40,843$1,102$17,133$16,769
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Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

Next table compares 2019-2020 undergraduate tuition & fees between Top 100 Public Colleges. The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $13,135 for in-state students and $40,843 for out-of-state students. The 2019-2020 undergraduate tuition & fees of Top 100 Public Colleges are increased by 2.23% compared to the previous year.

Among the Top 100 Public Colleges, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor requires the most expensive tuition & fees of $50,872, while New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology has the lowest tuition & fees of $22,194 for undergraduate programs.

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Undergraduate Tuition & Fess Comparison Between Top 100 Public Colleges
RankName2018-2019 2019-2020
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
University of California-Los Angeles$13,226$42,218$13,240$42,994
University of California-Berkeley$14,184$43,176$14,253$44,007
University of Virginia-Main Campus$17,354$49,530$17,798$50,900
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$8,987$35,170$8,980$36,159
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$16,225$51,082$15,558$51,200
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus$12,424$33,020$12,682$33,794
University of California-San Diego$14,167$43,159$14,415$44,169
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology$7,770$22,268$8,156$23,524
Average$13,042$39,953$13,135$40,843
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Graduate Tuition & Fees

Next table compares 2019-2020 graduate tuition & fees between Top 100 Public Colleges. The average graduate tuition & fees is $16,136 for in-state students and $32,366 for out-of-state students. The 2019-2020 graduate tuition & fees of Top 100 Public Colleges are increased by 4.96% compared to the previous year.

Among the Top 100 Public Colleges, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor requires the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of $48,204, while University of California-Los Angeles has the lowest graduate tuition & fees of $26,544 for graduate programs.

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Graduate Tuition & Fess Comparison Between Top 100 Public Colleges
RankName2018-2019 2019-2020
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
University of California-Los Angeles$12,946$28,048$12,953$28,055
University of California-Berkeley$14,131$29,233$14,187$29,289
University of Virginia-Main Campus$18,848$30,342$19,528$30,720
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$12,212$29,423$12,522$30,248
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$23,456$47,006$24,218$48,532
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus$15,798$30,578$16,088$31,164
University of California-San Diego$13,397$28,499$13,455$28,557
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology$8,037$23,560--
Average$14,853$30,836$16,136$32,366
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Room & Board, Other Living Expenses

Next table compares living costs including room, board, and other expenses between Top 100 Public Colleges. Each cost is in average and may vary by room types, meal plan, and other living styles. . For academic year 2019-2020, the average living costs of Top 100 Public Colleges, $17,133 when living on-campus and $16,769 when students are living off -campus.

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Living Costs Comparison Between Top 100 Public Colleges
RankNameOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther ExpensesOther Expenses (living with family)
University of California-Los Angeles$16,625$4,465$14,303$5,126-
University of California-Berkeley$19,105$5,148$14,771$5,359-
University of Virginia-Main Campus$11,950$2,962$11,950$2,962-
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$11,526$2,750$11,526$2,750-
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$11,996$2,454$11,996$2,454-
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus$12,090$4,060$14,830$4,060-
University of California-San Diego$14,271$4,035$13,681$4,760-
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology$8,624$5,000$8,624$5,000-
Average$13,273$3,859$12,710$4,059-
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