2021 Average College Tuition By State

The 2021 average tuition & fees is $6,920 for State residents and $13,401 for out-of-state students for undergraduate programs. The graduate program average tuition & fees is $10,910 for State residents and $20,123 for out-of-state students. Vermont colleges have the highest undergraduate tuition & fees and New Mexico colleges have the lowest tuition & fees. For graduate programs, Hawaii colleges have the highest tuition & fees and North Dakota colleges have the lowest graduate tuition & fees.

The following table illustrates the average tuition & fees by U.S. State for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The average in-state rate (for state residents) and out-of-state rate are computed based on public schools' rate only. You can check more detailed information about your state by following the link on the state name in the table.

U.S. Colleges Tuition & Fees by State (2020-2021)
StateUndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StatePrivate SchoolsIn-StateOut-of-StatePrivate Schools
Alaska$6,627$17,247$13,662$12,541$25,090$12,110
Alabama$6,937$13,409$15,371$9,505$19,948$12,293
Arkansas$4,958$8,503$16,225$7,606$13,507$21,202
Arizona$4,620$12,154$18,321$11,691$24,485$17,418
California$3,736$11,733$21,724$11,200$21,760$21,867
Colorado$7,184$16,690$17,244$11,435$19,587$18,269
Connecticut$8,305$17,562$25,048$13,497$25,457$19,387
District of Columbia$6,020$12,704$24,464$9,860$18,176$24,735
Delaware$6,946$16,278$16,275$20,233$23,341$13,719
Florida$3,894$8,720$17,400$10,021$23,664$14,806
Georgia$4,721$11,353$19,296$7,392$19,088$15,731
Hawaii$5,016$13,406$20,985$14,499$32,655$16,349
Iowa$7,953$10,630$24,004$11,006$17,035$11,974
Idaho$6,468$14,980$16,316$9,816$27,300$13,199
Illinois$9,999$13,245$21,251$11,602$18,159$19,166
Indiana$8,176$20,920$20,753$8,557$19,221$18,852
Kansas$5,451$8,594$18,819$8,561$19,296$10,715
Kentucky$6,331$17,213$18,184$11,023$18,366$10,626
Louisiana$6,461$12,952$16,321$9,899$19,599$17,281
Massachusetts$9,286$15,122$30,162$13,486$18,933$28,359
Maryland$8,477$15,756$22,098$12,303$18,940$17,174
Maine$7,526$13,855$30,187$8,459$15,885$25,754
Michigan$8,606$13,442$19,427$16,388$25,599$18,669
Minnesota$7,073$8,854$22,965$10,983$14,872$15,374
Missouri$8,935$11,995$17,257$8,918$16,835$14,257
Mississippi$4,995$7,952$14,938$8,143$12,432$13,472
Montana$4,733$11,823$15,944$6,703$20,480$20,293
North Carolina$3,507$10,853$20,882$8,140$21,603$15,000
North Dakota$6,076$7,895$13,773$7,916$9,526$12,725
Nebraska$6,808$10,384$20,185$8,135$14,038$12,718
New Hampshire$11,824$20,420$24,367$15,998$20,156$19,626
New Jersey$9,668$14,208$19,231$16,880$23,523$20,533
New Mexico$3,453$7,637$17,978$6,600$12,587$21,841
Nevada$5,010$15,228$18,427$5,555$15,589$22,706
New York$9,109$14,240$21,786$12,377$23,238$23,938
Ohio$7,637$11,701$19,431$11,418$22,351$16,558
Oklahoma$4,599$7,937$17,162$6,468$15,703$13,013
Oregon$7,262$15,693$22,058$16,852$24,088$19,736
Pennsylvania$14,059$18,641$23,759$19,327$25,840$20,408
Rhode Island$9,615$22,424$26,686$12,028$22,080$23,597
South Carolina$8,485$17,002$18,929$13,103$25,843$15,087
South Dakota$7,572$9,284$13,426$7,394$11,870$12,245
Tennessee$5,554$11,569$18,005$11,292$22,409$18,474
Texas$5,945$12,280$17,491$7,570$16,861$17,524
Utah$4,207$10,180$15,867$8,140$21,968$12,320
Virginia$8,266$18,167$18,684$14,191$27,300$14,992
Vermont$13,128$28,190$34,317$12,954$21,922$24,034
Washington$5,388$11,074$20,345$14,596$28,056$21,140
Wisconsin$6,452$11,259$24,025$9,247$17,541$15,626
West Virginia$5,641$9,418$15,837$8,627$16,485$11,806
Wyoming$4,212$10,666$19,740$6,289$16,009-
Average$6,920$13,401$19,942$10,910$20,123$17,033

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