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US Colleges

Costs of Attendance

For the academic year 2021-2022, the average cost of attendance (COA) of US colleges is $35,765 for undergraduate schools and $35,133 for graduate schools. The following table and chart illustrate costs of attendance including tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs by degree offering and residence type.
Costs of Attendance (2021-2022)
US Colleges
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
Undergraduate$6,579$20,319 $1,283$14,163$14,644
Graduate$11,044$19,686 $1,283$14,163$14,644
[CHART#1] Costs of Attendance for US Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2021-2022, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of US colleges is $6,579 for in-state students and $20,319 for out-of-state students. The following table and chart illustrate tuition and fees by school controls and levels.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)
US Colleges
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Average$5,365$1,214 $19,109$1,210
Public Schools$5,365$1,214 $12,157$1,355
4 Years or High$7,334$1,871 $17,968$2,113
2-4 Years$3,853$743 $7,928$812
Less Than 2 Years$10,002$675 $10,296$675
Private Schools-- $25,199$1,071
4 Years or High-- $27,407$1,049
2-4 Years-- $14,167$1,202
Less Than 2 Years-- $14,376$1,068
[CHART#2] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees for US Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate tuition & fees of US colleges is $11,044 for in-state students and $19,686 for out-of-state students. The following table and chart illustrate tuition and fees by school controls and levels.
Graduate Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)
US Colleges
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Average Costs$9,326$1,718$18,549$1,138
Public Schools$9,326$1,718$18,569$1,888
Private Schools--$18,540$780
[CHART#3] Graduate Tuition & Fees for US Colleges

Room & Board, Other Living Costs

For the academic year 2021-2022, the average On-campus living costs of US colleges is $14,163 and off-campus living costs is $14,644. The following table and chart illustrate living costs and other expenses by school controls and levels.
Room & Board, Other Living Costs (2021-2022)
US Colleges
On-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
Average$10,885$3,279$10,373$4,271
Public Schools$9,959$3,575 $10,149$4,349
4 Years or High$11,070$3,541 $10,846$4,111
2-4 Years$7,399$3,664 $9,671$4,517
Less Than 2 Years$6,596$1,200 $8,905$4,440
Private Schools$11,533$3,071 $10,584$4,198
4 Years or High$11,584$3,049 $10,765$3,987
2-4 Years$10,109$3,735 $9,995$5,456
Less Than 2 Years$6,350$3,800 $7,853$3,984
[CHART#4] Room & Board, Other Living Costs for US Colleges

Tuition per Credit Hours

For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate costs per credit hour of US colleges is $213 for in-state students and $685 for out-of-state students. For graduate schools, the cost per credit hour is $487 for in-state students and $852 for out-of-state students. The following table and chart illustrate the average costs credit per hour by school controls and levels.
Tuition per Credit Hours (2021-2022)
US Colleges
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Average$213$685 $487$852
Public Schools$213$469 $487$912
4 Years or High$311$705 $487$912
2-4 Years$145$299 --
Less Than 2 Years$106$106 --
Private Schools-$907 -$826
4 Years or High-$956 -$827
2-4 Years-$451 -$510
Less Than 2 Years-$648 --
2-4 years and less than 2 years colleges do not offer graduate programs or not report its costs.
[CHART#5] Tuition per Credit Hours for US Colleges