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Cost of Attendance - Tuition, Fees, Living Costs

All US Colleges And Universities

All US Colleges And Universities

Costs of Attendance

For academic year 2018-2019, the average cost of attendance (COA) of US colleges and universities is $34,299 for undergraduate schools and $34,000 for graduate schools. Following table and charts illustrate costs of attendance including tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs by degree offering and residence type.
Costs of Attendance (2018-2019)
US Colleges And Universities
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
Undergraduate$5,906$19,082 $1,827$13,391$13,489
Graduate$11,061$18,783 $1,827$13,391$13,489

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2018-2019, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of US colleges and universities is $5,906 for in-state students and $19,082 for out-of-state students. Following table and charts illustrate tuition and fees by school controls and levels.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)
US Colleges And Universities
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Average$4,776$1,131 $17,930$1,152
Public Schools$4,776$1,131 $11,354$1,293
4 Years or High$7,100$1,805 $17,341$2,031
2-4 Years$3,004$623 $6,996$762
Less Than 2 Years$7,300- $7,397$773
Private Schools-- $22,966$1,018
4 Years or High-- $24,804$987
2-4 Years-- $14,127$1,257
Less Than 2 Years-- $10,930$656

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2018-2019, the average graduate tuition & fees of US colleges and universities is $11,061 for in-state students and $18,783 for out-of-state students. Following table and charts illustrate tuition and fees by school controls and levels.
Graduate Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)
US Colleges And Universities
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Average Costs$9,486$1,575$17,730$1,053
Public Schools$9,486$1,575$18,595$1,638
Private Schools--$17,327$718

Room & Board, Other Living Costs

For academic year 2018-2019, the average On-campus living costs of US colleges and universities is $13,391 and off-campus living costs is $13,489. Following table and charts illustrate living costs and other expenses by school controls and levels.
Room & Board, Other Living Costs (2018-2019)
US Colleges And Universities
On-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
Average$10,293$3,097$9,571$3,918
Public Schools$9,640$3,354 $9,545$3,981
4 Years or High$10,404$3,377 $10,094$3,820
2-4 Years$7,146$3,292 $9,027$4,145
Less Than 2 Years$6,156$1,200 $8,213$3,812
Private Schools$10,697$2,939 $9,590$3,872
4 Years or High$10,761$2,903 $9,743$3,690
2-4 Years$9,160$3,859 $9,073$4,958
Less Than 2 Years$5,600$3,800 $7,526$3,354

Part-time Tuiion & Fees per Credit Hous

For academic year 2018-2019, the undergraduate costs per credit hour of US colleges and universities is $207 for in-state students and $638 for out-of-state students. For graduate schools, the cost per credit hour is $479 for in-state students and $803 for out-of-state students. Following table and charts illustrate the average costs credit per hour by school controls and levels.
Part-time Tuiion & Fees per Credit Hous (2018-2019)
US Colleges And Universities
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Average$207$638 $479$803
Public Schools$207$480 $479$894
4 Years or High$305$748 $479$894
2-4 Years$137$282 --
Less Than 2 Years$72$72 --
Private Schools-$781 -$764
4 Years or High-$832 -$765
2-4 Years-$410 -$390
Less Than 2 Years-$297 --
2-4 years and less than 2 years colleges do not offer graduate programs or not report its costs.