2020 US Colleges Average Tuition

Costs of Attendance

For academic year 2019-2020, the average cost of attendance (COA) is $35,180 for undergraduate schools and $34,861 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 (2019-2020)
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
Undergraduate$6,034$19,583 $1,841$13,755$14,006
Graduate$11,145$19,265 $1,841$13,755$14,006
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Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2019-2020, the average undergraduate tuition & fees is $6,034 for in-state students and $19,583 for out-of-state students. Following table and charts illustrate tuition and fees by school controls and levels.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2019-2020)
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Average$4,867$1,166 $18,411$1,172
Public Schools$4,867$1,166 $11,584$1,327
4 Years or High$7,245$1,855 $17,677$2,066
2-4 Years$3,055$647 $7,104$794
Less Than 2 Years$7,448- $8,652$755
Private Schools-- $23,926$1,020
4 Years or High-- $25,854$1,020
2-4 Years-- $14,224$1,081
Less Than 2 Years-- $11,621$652
[CHART#1] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees for

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2019-2020, the average graduate tuition & fees is $11,145 for in-state students and $19,265 for out-of-state students. Following table and charts illustrate tuition and fees by school controls and levels.
Graduate Tuition & Fees (2019-2020)
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Average Costs$9,543$1,602$18,169$1,096
Public Schools$9,543$1,602$18,705$1,671
Private Schools--$17,912$756
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Room & Board, Other Living Costs

For academic year 2019-2020, the average On-campus living costs is $13,755 and off-campus living costs is $14,006. Following table and charts illustrate living costs and other expenses by school controls and levels.
Room & Board, Other Living Costs (2019-2020)
On-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
Average$10,586$3,169$9,935$4,071
Public Schools$9,931$3,448 $9,919$4,146
4 Years or High$10,684$3,451 $10,425$3,897
2-4 Years$7,435$3,452 $9,439$4,393
Less Than 2 Years$6,280$1,200 $8,470$4,342
Private Schools$10,998$2,994 $9,947$4,013
4 Years or High$11,049$2,968 $10,125$3,838
2-4 Years$9,729$3,675 $9,357$5,034
Less Than 2 Years$5,950$3,800 $7,420$3,828
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Tuition per Credit Hours

For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate costs per credit hour is $212 for in-state students and $648 for out-of-state students. For graduate schools, the cost per credit hour is $492 for in-state students and $821 for out-of-state students. Following table and charts illustrate the average costs credit per hour by school controls and levels.
Tuition per Credit Hours (2019-2020)
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Average$212$648 $492$821
Public Schools$212$468 $492$914
4 Years or High$312$711 $492$914
2-4 Years$141$289 --
Less Than 2 Years$79$79 --
Private Schools-$820 -$782
4 Years or High-$864 -$782
2-4 Years-$435 -$350
Less Than 2 Years-$316 --
2-4 years and less than 2 years colleges do not offer graduate programs or not report its costs.
[CHART#4] Tuition per Credit Hours for