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.