2017 Average Costs of Attendance

Costs of Attendance

For academic year 2016-2017, the average cost of attendance (COA) of US colleges and universities is $31,916 for undergrduate schools and $32,289 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.
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
Undergraduate$5,956$17,920 $1,309$12,688$12,814
Graduate$10,679$18,293 $1,309$12,688$12,814

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2016-2017, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of US colleges and universities is $5,956 for in-state students and $17,920 for out-of-state students. Following table and charts illustrate tuition and fees by school controls and levels.
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Average$4,895$1,061 $16,900$1,019
Public Schools$4,895$1,061 $11,293$1,209
4 Years or High$6,714$1,646 $16,759$1,907
2-4 Years$3,484$627 $7,262$692
Less Than 2 Years$6,086$628 $6,255$628
Private Schools-- $20,807$870
4 Years or High-- $22,857$834
2-4 Years-- $13,361$1,063
Less Than 2 Years-- $12,401$532

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2016-2017, the average graduate tuition & fees of US colleges and universities is $10,679 for in-state students and $18,293 for out-of-state students. Following table and charts illustrate tuition and fees by school controls and levels.
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Average Costs$9,111$1,568$17,257$1,036
Public Schools$9,111$1,568$18,090$1,795
Private Schools--$16,931$677

Room & Board, Other Living Costs

For academic year 2016-2017, the average On-campus living costs of US colleges and universities is $12,688 and off-campus living costs is $12,814. Following table and charts illustrate living costs and other expenses by school controls and levels.
On-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
Average$9,622$3,066$8,923$3,891
Public Schools$8,871$3,300 $8,784$3,872
4 Years or High$9,813$3,327 $9,607$3,776
2-4 Years$6,553$3,244 $8,208$3,953
Less Than 2 Years$5,748$1,200 $7,412$3,295
Private Schools$10,109$2,914 $9,031$3,905
4 Years or High$10,155$2,885 $9,170$3,716
2-4 Years$9,154$3,570 $8,642$4,738
Less Than 2 Years$4,500$3,800 $7,629$3,626

Part-time Tuiion & Fees per Credit Hous

For academic year 2016-2017, the undergraduate costs per credit hour of US colleges and universities is $195 for in-state students and $586 for out-of-state students. For graduate schools, the cost per credit hour is $454 for in-state students and $762 for out-of-state students. Following table and charts illustrate the average costs credit per hour by school controls and levels.
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Average$195$586 $454$762
Public Schools$195$455 $454$863
4 Years or High$292$721 $454$863
2-4 Years$125$261 --
Less Than 2 Years$191$191 --
Private Schools-$687 -$720
4 Years or High-$739 -$720
2-4 Years-$365 --
Less Than 2 Years-$328 --
2-4 years and less than 2 years colleges do not offer graduate programs or not report its costs.

College Tuition Costs By States

This page lists the 2017 average tuition costs by U.S. States. You can see the average cost of attendance by residency status, on or off campus housing for colleges in your desired State with tables and graphs.

2016 Top 10 Colleges Tuition Comparison and 2017 Estimation

In this page, we compare the tuition costs between 2016 US top 10 colleges ranked by U.S News.

General information and comparison between 2016 US top 10 colleges

In the top 10, private schools are positioned all top 10 spots where Princeton University is on the top of the list and Harvard University is positioned on second. Next table shows academic information and general characteristics of the 2016 US top 10 colleges.
Table. 2016 US Top 10 Schools Overview
RankName Acceptance RatesGraduation RatesPopulationStudent Faculty Ratio
1 Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
7%96%8,088 1:6 (16.67 %)
2 Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
6%97%28,791 1:8 (12.50 %)
3 Yale University
New Haven, CT
7%96%12,336 1:6 (16.67 %)
4 Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY
7%95%27,589 1:6 (16.67 %)
4 Stanford University
Stanford, CA
6%95%16,963 1:10 (10.00 %)
4 University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
9%92%15,097 1:6 (16.67 %)
7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
8%93%11,319 1:8 (12.50 %)
8 Duke University
Durham, NC
13%95%15,856 1:7 (14.29 %)
9 University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
12%96%24,806 1:6 (16.67 %)
10 California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
11%92%2,209 1:3 (33.33 %)
10 Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
18%92%21,372 1:9 (11.11 %)
Student/Faculty Ratio data are reported for year 2014.

2016 Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimated Costs

Next table list 2015-2016 tuition & fees and compares the costs between schools. The 2015-2016 costs officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education. For the estimated costs for year 2016-2017, bold text amounts are formulated by the school directly and light-italic text amounts are calculated based on school's previous 2 years tuition change rates. See school's tuition page for detail description.

UndergraduateGraduate Living Costs
Table. 2016 US Top 10 College 2016 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016 Tuition & Fees2017 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Princeton University $43,450$45,540
Harvard University $45,278$46,658
Yale University $47,600$49,470
Columbia University in the City of New York $53,000$55,069
Stanford University $46,320$47,331
University of Chicago $51,351$54,649
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $46,704$48,455
Duke University $49,241$51,510
University of Pennsylvania $49,536$51,477
California Institute of Technology $45,390$47,512
Johns Hopkins University $48,710$50,417
Average$47,870$49,826
Table. 2016 US Top 10 College 2016 Graduate School Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016Tuition & Fees2017 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Princeton University $45,350-
Harvard University $42,874$44,391
Yale University $38,700$39,832
Columbia University in the City of New York $44,176$45,543
Stanford University $46,320-
University of Chicago $52,713$54,822
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $49,272$51,343
Duke University $48,656-
University of Pennsylvania $34,268$35,610
California Institute of Technology $45,390$47,657
Johns Hopkins University $50,510$52,260
Average$45,293$46,432
Table. 2016 US Top 10 College 2016 Living Costs Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016 Living Costs2017 Estimated Living Costs
On-CampusOff-campusOn-CampusOff-Campus
Princeton University $16,660- $18,435-
Harvard University $18,122- $18,969-
Yale University $15,320- $15,944-
Columbia University in the City of New York $14,884$21,645 $15,356$24,723
Stanford University $16,732- $17,301-
University of Chicago $16,949- $17,524-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $15,546- $16,096-
Duke University $16,238- $15,116-
University of Pennsylvania $16,014$16,014 $16,748$16,748
California Institute of Technology $16,758$16,191 $17,223$16,759
Johns Hopkins University $15,576$10,497 $15,913$10,699
Average $16,254$16,086 $16,784$17,232

University of California 2016 Tuition and 2017 Estimated Tuition By Campuses

In this page, we compare tuition and other college costs between University of California campuses for year 2016. The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the U.S. state of California. Under the California Master Plan for Higher Education, the University of California is a part of the state's three system public higher education plan, which also includes the California State University system and the California Community Colleges System.

General information and comparison between University of California Colleges

Next table shows academic information and general characteristics of the University of California members.
Table. University Of California Campuses Overview
Name Acceptance RatesGraduation RatesPopulationStudent Faculty Ratio
University of California-Hastings College of Law
San Francisco, CA
--1,003 -
University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
18%91%37,565 1:17 (5.88 %)
University of California-Davis
Davis, CA
45%81%34,508 1:18 (5.56 %)
University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA
42%86%30,051 1:19 (5.26 %)
University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
22%92%41,845 1:16 (6.25 %)
University of California-Riverside
Riverside, CA
62%66%21,498 1:19 (5.26 %)
University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA
38%86%30,709 1:19 (5.26 %)
University of California-San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
--3,170 -
University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
44%80%23,051 1:17 (5.88 %)
University of California-Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
60%74%17,866 1:18 (5.56 %)
University of California-Merced
Merced, CA
76%58%6,268 1:20 (5.00 %)
Student/Faculty Ratio data are reported for year 2014.

2016 Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimated Costs

Next table list 2015-2016 tuition & fees and compares the costs between branch campuses. The 2015-2016 costs officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education. For the estimated costs for year 2016-2017, bold text amounts are formulated by the school directly and light-italic text amounts are calculated based on school's previous 2 years tuition change rates. See school's tuition page for detail description.

UndergraduateGraduate Living Costs
Table. Best University Of California 2016 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016 Tuition & Fees2017 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
University of California-Hastings College of Law -- --
University of California-Berkeley $13,431$38,139 $13,906$40,574
University of California-Davis $13,951$38,659 $14,047$40,729
University of California-Irvine $13,252$37,960 $13,325$39,963
University of California-Los Angeles $12,763$37,471 $12,821$39,459
University of California-Riverside $13,527$38,235 $13,648$40,289
University of California-San Diego $13,530$38,238 $13,633$40,273
University of California-San Francisco -- --
University of California-Santa Barbara $13,968$38,676 $14,071$40,710
University of California-Santa Cruz $13,461$38,169 $13,525$40,161
University of California-Merced $13,208$37,916 $13,262$37,940
Average$13,454$38,162$13,582$40,010
Table. Best University Of California 2016 Graduate School Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016 Tuition & Fees2017 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
University of California-Hastings College of Law -- --
University of California-Berkeley $13,431$28,533 $13,907$29,000
University of California-Davis $13,164$28,266 $13,243$28,345
University of California-Irvine $13,010$28,112 $13,058$28,160
University of California-Los Angeles $12,629$27,731 $12,687$27,789
University of California-Riverside $13,284$28,386 $13,798$28,889
University of California-San Diego $13,021$28,123 $13,215$28,316
University of California-San Francisco $12,445$27,547 $12,493$27,595
University of California-Santa Barbara $13,193$28,295 $13,271$28,373
University of California-Santa Cruz $13,308$28,410 $13,356$28,458
University of California-Merced $12,877$27,979 --
Average$13,036$28,138$13,225$28,325
Table. Best University Of California 2016 Living Costs Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016 Living Costs2017 Estimated Living Costs
On-CampusOff-campusOn-CampusOff-Campus
University of California-Hastings College of Law -- --
University of California-Berkeley $20,583$15,213 $21,020$15,744
University of California-Davis $18,850$13,716 --
University of California-Irvine $17,101$14,574 $17,547$14,806
University of California-Los Angeles $19,017$15,118 $19,365$15,248
University of California-Riverside $18,268$13,943 $19,004$14,334
University of California-San Diego $16,420$15,191 $16,522$15,593
University of California-San Francisco -- --
University of California-Santa Barbara $19,832$15,140 $20,172$15,472
University of California-Santa Cruz $19,855$15,570 $20,330$15,925
University of California-Merced $20,137$12,319 $17,826$9,131
Average $18,895$14,531 $18,973$14,531

Top 10 Undergraduate Business Schools 2016 Tuition Comparison and 2017 Estimation

In this page, we introduce best colleges in undergraduate business major program and compare tuition costs between them for year 2016.

General information and comparison between undergraduate business

In the field of undergraduate business, 7 public and 6 private schools are included in the top 10 rankings where University of Pennsylvania is on the top of the list and Massachusetts Institute of Technology is positioned on second. Next table shows academic information and general characteristics of the best undergraduate business colleges.
Table. Best Undergraduate Business Schools Overview
RankName Acceptance RatesGraduation RatesPopulationStudent Faculty Ratio
1 University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
12%96%24,806 1:6 (16.67 %)
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
8%93%11,319 1:8 (12.50 %)
2 University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
18%91%37,565 1:17 (5.88 %)
2 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
33%91%43,625 1:12 (8.33 %)
5 New York University
New York, NY
26%85%49,274 1:10 (10.00 %)
5 University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
18%91%37,565 1:17 (5.88 %)
7 University of Virginia-Main Campus
Charlottesville, VA
30%93%23,732 1:15 (6.67 %)
8 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
28%89%29,135 1:13 (7.69 %)
8 Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
25%87%12,587 1:10 (10.00 %)
9 The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
40%79%51,313 1:17 (5.88 %)
10 Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
16%93%21,679 1:9 (11.11 %)
10 Indiana University-Bloomington
Bloomington, IN
72%75%46,416 1:17 (5.88 %)
10 University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
22%95%12,179 1:10 (10.00 %)
Student/Faculty Ratio data are reported for year 2014.

2016 Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimated Costs

Next table list 2015-2016 tuition & fees and compars the costs between schools. The 2015-2016 costs officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education. For the estimated costs for year 2016-2017, bold text amounts are formulated by the school directly and light-italic text amounts are calcluated based on school's previous 2 years tuition change rates. See school's tuition page for detail description.
UndergraduateGraduate Living Costs
Table. Undergraduate Business College 2016 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016Tuition & Fees2017 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
University of Pennsylvania $49,536$51,477
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $46,704$48,455
University of California-Berkeley $13,431$38,139 $13,906$40,574
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $13,856$43,476 $13,392$43,575
New York University $47,750$49,384
University of California-Berkeley $13,431$38,139 $13,906$40,574
University of Virginia-Main Campus $15,192$44,365 $17,474$46,427
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $8,591$33,673 $8,853$33,929
Carnegie Mellon University $50,665$52,363
The University of Texas at Austin $9,806$34,676 $9,782$34,516
Cornell University $49,116$51,016
Indiana University-Bloomington $10,388$33,741 $10,388$34,248
University of Notre Dame $47,929$49,682
Average$12,099$42,916$12,528$44,324
Table. Undergraduate Business College 2016 Graduate School Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016Tuition & Fees2017 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
University of Pennsylvania $34,268$35,610
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $49,272$51,343
University of California-Berkeley $13,431$28,533 $13,907$29,000
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $20,966$42,016 $21,541$43,170
New York University $40,984$42,365
University of California-Berkeley $13,431$28,533 $13,907$29,000
University of Virginia-Main Campus $17,094$26,892 $17,520$26,866
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $11,074$28,285 $11,575$28,773
Carnegie Mellon University $41,371$42,334
The University of Texas at Austin $10,934$20,762 $10,990$20,826
Cornell University $29,581$29,581
Indiana University-Bloomington $9,743$28,113 $9,995$29,716
University of Notre Dame $47,765$49,516
Average$13,810$34,336$14,205$35,238
Table. Undergraduate Business College 2016 Living Costs Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016 Living Costs2017 Estimated Living Costs
On-CampusOff-campusOn-CampusOff-Campus
University of Pennsylvania $16,014$16,014 $16,748$16,748
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $15,546- $16,096-
University of California-Berkeley $20,583$15,213 $21,020$15,744
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $12,908$12,908 $13,382$13,382
New York University $19,580$19,580 $20,411$20,411
University of California-Berkeley $20,583$15,213 $21,020$15,744
University of Virginia-Main Campus $13,110$13,110 $13,703$13,356
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $14,316$14,316 $12,946$12,946
Carnegie Mellon University $14,230- $14,673-
The University of Texas at Austin $15,766$15,766 $15,766$15,766
Cornell University $15,488$15,488 $15,526$15,526
Indiana University-Bloomington $12,921$12,921 $13,325$13,325
University of Notre Dame $15,796$15,796 $16,443$16,443
Average $15,910$15,120 $16,235$15,399

SUNY - University Colleges 2017 Tuition Comparison and 2018 Estimation

We introduce colleges which are members of SUNY - University Colleges and compare tuition costs between them for year 2017. The State University of New York (SUNY) is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. It is one of the largest comprehensive system of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the United States.

General information and comparison between SUNY - University Colleges

In SUNY - University Colleges, all member is public school. Next table shows academic information and general characteristics of the SUNY - University Colleges members including acceptance ratio, graduation rates, student population, and student to faculty rates.
Table. SUNY - University Colleges Schools Overview
Name Acceptance RatesGraduation RatesPopulationStudent Faculty Ratio
SUNY Buffalo State
Buffalo, NY
62%49%10,330 1:16 (6.25 %)
State University of New York at New Paltz
New Paltz, NY
42%73%7,751 1:15 (6.67 %)
SUNY Empire State College
Saratoga Springs, NY
-24%11,878 1:15 (6.67 %)
SUNY College at Potsdam
Potsdam, NY
74%55%3,904 1:13 (7.69 %)
SUNY College at Geneseo
Geneseo, NY
73%82%5,699 1:20 (5.00 %)
SUNY College at Oswego
Oswego, NY
51%66%7,937 1:17 (5.88 %)
SUNY College at Potsdam
Potsdam, NY
74%55%3,904 1:13 (7.69 %)
SUNY College at Cortland
Cortland, NY
51%73%6,926 1:16 (6.25 %)
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY
49%72%6,119 1:18 (5.56 %)
SUNY at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY
59%65%4,842 1:14 (7.14 %)
SUNY College at Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh, NY
50%65%5,718 1:16 (6.25 %)
SUNY College at Brockport
Brockport, NY
53%69%8,161 1:16 (6.25 %)
SUNY College at Old Westbury
Old Westbury, NY
50%40%4,353 1:18 (5.56 %)

2017 Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2018 Estimated Costs

Next table list 2016-2017 tuition & fees and compares the costs between schools. The 2016-2017 costs officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education. The estimated costs for year 2017-2018 are calculated and estimated based on each school's previous tuition change rates. See school's tuition page for detail description.
UndergraduateGraduate Living Costs
Table. SUNY - University Colleges 2017 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2018 Estimation
2017 Tuition & Fees2018 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
SUNY Buffalo State $7,701$17,551 $7,701$17,551
State University of New York at New Paltz $7,754$17,604 $7,754$17,604
SUNY Empire State College $6,985$16,835 $6,985$16,835
SUNY College at Potsdam $7,964$17,814 $7,964$17,814
SUNY College at Geneseo $8,176$18,026 $8,176$18,026
SUNY College at Oswego $7,961$17,811 $7,961$17,811
SUNY College at Potsdam $7,964$17,814 $7,964$17,814
SUNY College at Cortland $8,106$17,956 $8,106$17,956
SUNY Oneonta $7,932$17,782 $7,932$17,782
SUNY at Fredonia $8,089$17,939 $8,089$17,939
SUNY College at Plattsburgh $7,866$18,216 $7,866$18,216
SUNY College at Brockport $7,928$17,778 $7,928$17,778
SUNY College at Old Westbury $7,683$17,533 $7,683$17,533
Average$7,854$17,743$7,854$17,743
Table. SUNY - University Colleges 2017 Graduate School Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2018 Estimation
2017 Tuition & Fees2018 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
SUNY Buffalo State $11,581$22,921 $11,581$22,921
State University of New York at New Paltz $12,154$23,494 $12,154$23,494
SUNY Empire State College $11,385$22,725 $11,385$22,725
SUNY College at Potsdam $12,174$23,514 $12,174$23,514
SUNY College at Geneseo $11,735$23,075 $11,735$23,075
SUNY College at Oswego $11,933$23,273 $11,933$23,273
SUNY College at Potsdam $12,174$23,514 $12,174$23,514
SUNY College at Cortland $12,506$23,846 $12,506$23,846
SUNY Oneonta $11,895$23,235 $11,895$23,235
SUNY at Fredonia $12,489$23,829 $12,489$23,829
SUNY College at Plattsburgh $12,266$23,606 $12,266$23,606
SUNY College at Brockport $11,864$23,204 $11,864$23,204
SUNY College at Old Westbury $12,600$23,075 $12,600$23,075
Average$12,058$23,331$12,058$23,331
Table. SUNY - University Colleges 2017 Living Costs Comparison and 2018 Estimation
2017 Living Costs2018 Estimated Living Costs
On-CampusOff-campusOn-CampusOff-Campus
SUNY Buffalo State $15,946$16,314 $15,946$16,314
State University of New York at New Paltz $14,000$14,800 $14,000$14,800
SUNY Empire State College -$13,884 -$13,884
SUNY College at Potsdam $14,090$11,070 $14,090$11,070
SUNY College at Geneseo $14,764$14,764 $14,764$14,764
SUNY College at Oswego $14,790$14,990 $14,790$14,990
SUNY College at Potsdam $14,090$11,070 $14,090$11,070
SUNY College at Cortland $15,260$15,260 $15,260$15,260
SUNY Oneonta $14,370$14,412 $14,370$14,412
SUNY at Fredonia $14,150$14,150 $14,150$14,150
SUNY College at Plattsburgh $14,870$14,870 $14,870$14,870
SUNY College at Brockport $14,078$9,798 $14,078$9,798
SUNY College at Old Westbury $12,980$21,300 $12,980$21,300
Average $14,449$14,360 $14,449$14,360