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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 $37,720 for undergraduate schools and $35,823 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$7,941$21,536 $1,850$14,335$14,847
Graduate$10,879$19,639 $1,850$14,335$14,847
[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 $7,941 for in-state students and $21,536 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$6,007$1,934 $20,006$1,530
Public Schools$6,007$1,934 $12,938$1,972
4 Years or High$9,007$2,026 $19,655$2,080
2-4 Years$3,757$721 $8,038$807
Less Than 2 Years$7,824- $9,398-
Private Schools-- $25,930$988
4 Years or High-- $28,002$1,000
2-4 Years-- $15,196$1,053
Less Than 2 Years-- $13,348$676
[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 $10,879 for in-state students and $19,639 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$9,191$1,688$18,499$1,140
Public Schools$9,191$1,688$18,457$1,883
Private Schools--$18,516$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 $14,335 and off-campus living costs is $14,847. 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$11,067$3,268$10,565$4,281
Public Schools$10,347$3,578 $10,562$4,384
4 Years or High$11,137$3,589 $10,921$4,140
2-4 Years$7,705$3,557 $10,231$4,629
Less Than 2 Years$6,596$1,200 $8,905$4,440
Private Schools$11,529$3,069 $10,568$4,200
4 Years or High$11,580$3,046 $10,751$3,988
2-4 Years$10,109$3,735 $10,002$5,468
Less Than 2 Years$6,350$3,800 $7,723$3,936
[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 $338 for in-state students and $873 for out-of-state students. For graduate schools, the cost per credit hour is $491 for in-state students and $869 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$338$873 $491$869
Public Schools$338$801 $491$929
4 Years or High$584$1,491 $491$929
2-4 Years$168$315 --
Less Than 2 Years-$148 --
Private Schools-$951 -$842
4 Years or High-$1,004 -$843
2-4 Years-$481 -$358
Less Than 2 Years-$394 --
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