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.

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