2022 Colleges Tuition Changes by School Type and Location

The 2022 average tuition & fees $8,903 for state residents and $19,066 for out-of-state students (based on the rate of 4 years colleges), while tuition has been rising almost every year. In 4-years public colleges, the current year tuition rose by 1.86% compared to last year - from $18,718 to $19,066. In private schools, the 2022 tuition is $27,074 which is increased by 2.11%
For graduate programs, the 2022 average tuition is $20,175 (1.19% increase) in public schools and $19,012 (0.37 increase) in private graduate schools.
The below table summarizes the 2022 average tuition by school type and level along with increate rate compared to last year.
School Types20212022
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Public 4-Years Colleges$8,569$18,974 $8,658
(▴ 1.04%)
$19,104
(▴ 0.68%)
Private 4-Years Colleges$26,917 $26,917
(▴ 2.01%)
Community Colleges$4,693$8,361 $4,046
(▾ -13.78%)
$7,803
(▾ -6.67%)
Trade Schools$14,780 $14,780
(▾ -0.24%)
Public Graduate Schools$10,581$20,077 $10,683
(▴ 0.97%)
$20,053
(▾ -0.12%)
Private Graduate Schools$18,202 $18,212
(▴ 0.06%)

Tuition Changes of the top national universities, liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and art schools

The 2022 tuition for top national universities rose by 0.65% for state residents and 0.47 % for out-of-state residents. In private schools, the average tuition is $55,814 increased by 3.32%. We compute the tuition changes based on top 100 national university rankings (provided by College Evaluator). The average graduate program tuition in the schools is $15,485 (in-state rate) and $30,709 (out-of-state). In private graduate schools, the average tuition is $44,052 rose by 2.16% compared to last year.
The average tuition for top 50 liberal arts colleges is $14,481 for state residents and $33,308 for out-of-state students. The costs has been increased by 2.21%. In private liberal arts colleges, the tuition is increased by 1.98%.
In the top community colleges, mostly public 2-4 years colleges, the average tuition is $3,953 for state residents and $8,085 for out-of-state residents. The in-state rate is decreased by 14.83% and out-of-state rate decreased by 7.36% compared to the academic year 2020-2021. We analyze the tuition changes based on costs at top 100 community colleges.
For colleges specialized arts, music, and design (top 50 art schools), the average tuition is $11,571 for state residents and $32,988 for out-of-state residents. The in-state rate is decreased by 1.77% and out-of-state rate increased by 0.42% compared to the last year.
20212022
In-StateOut-of-StatePrivate SchoolsIn-StateOut-of-StatePrivate Schools
Top 100 National Universities$13,132$36,179$54,021 $13,217
(▴ 0.65%)
$36,351
(▴ 0.47%)
$55,814
(▴ 3.32%)
Top 100 Liberal Arts Colleges$14,283$32,589$50,752 $14,481
(▴ 1.39%)
$33,308
(▴ 2.21%)
$51,759
(▴ 1.98%)
Top 100 Community Colleges$4,642$8,727- $3,953
(▾ -14.83%)
$8,085
(▾ -7.36%)
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Top 50 Art Schools$11,779$32,851$35,097 $11,571
(▾ -1.77%)
$32,988
(▴ 0.42%)
$14,336
(▴ 2.76%)
Top 50 Faith-related Schools--$13,951 --$14,336
(▴ 2.76%)

Tuition Changes By State

The below table lists the tuition change by state from 2021 to 2022. The tuition and increase rate is based on the costs at four(4) years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges, but exclude community colleges and trade/vocational schools.
For public schools, North Dakota has the lowest average tuition of $9,639 ($7,282 state residents) and Virginia has the highest average tuition of $33,092 ($14,223 state residents) in public schools. In private schools, where tuition rate is same for in-state/out-of-state students, North Dakota has the lowest private school tuition of $9,639 and Vermont has the highest private school tuition of $33,092.
For public colleges, the tuition of Arizona colleges have risen the most (9.29%) and the tuition of Nebraska have risen at the least (-5.19%). The tuition of New Hampshire private colleges have risen the most (8.97%) and the tuition of Alabama private colleges have risen at the least (-5.38%).
Number of Schools
(4 years colleges)
20212022
In-StateOut-of-StatePrivate SchoolsIn-StateOut-of-StatePrivate Schools
Alaska6$7,888$20,312$15,230 $6,783
(▾ -14.01%)
$18,122
(▾ -10.78%)
$15,830
(▴ 3.94%)
Alabama35$10,338$21,343$18,119 $10,405
(▴ 0.65%)
$21,544
(▴ 0.94%)
$17,145
(▾ -5.38%)
Arkansas26$7,777$14,529$20,957 $8,180
(▴ 5.18%)
$14,586
(▴ 0.39%)
$20,009
(▾ -4.52%)
Arizona28$9,437$21,277$21,862 $9,583
(▴ 1.55%)
$23,254
(▴ 9.29%)
$23,447
(▴ 7.25%)
California211$6,694$20,381$28,844 $6,720
(▴ 0.38%)
$20,517
(▴ 0.67%)
$29,219
(▴ 1.30%)
Colorado35$8,609$21,039$22,947 $8,586
(▾ -0.27%)
$21,040
(-)
$23,923
(▴ 4.25%)
Connecticut27$13,478$30,435$39,980 $13,780
(▴ 2.24%)
$30,716
(▴ 0.92%)
$41,354
(▴ 3.44%)
District of Columbia11$6,152$13,004$31,903 $6,152
(-)
$13,004
(-)
$33,075
(▴ 3.67%)
Delaware7$9,321$22,059$19,445 $9,441
(▴ 1.29%)
$22,323
(▴ 1.19%)
$16,327
(▾ -16.03%)
Florida118$3,846$14,039$21,430 $3,874
(▴ 0.71%)
$14,069
(▴ 0.22%)
$22,136
(▴ 3.30%)
Georgia66$6,020$16,339$22,872 $6,037
(▴ 0.29%)
$16,177
(▾ -0.99%)
$23,336
(▴ 2.03%)
Hawaii9$7,722$20,994$16,711 $7,722
(-)
$20,994
(-)
$17,095
(▴ 2.30%)
Iowa37$9,287$25,765$29,874 $9,543
(▴ 2.76%)
$25,701
(▾ -0.25%)
$30,930
(▴ 3.53%)
Idaho11$7,807$24,315$18,541 $7,814
(▴ 0.09%)
$24,530
(▴ 0.88%)
$18,973
(▴ 2.33%)
Illinois80$13,073$18,860$29,799 $13,038
(▾ -0.27%)
$18,840
(▾ -0.11%)
$30,170
(▴ 1.25%)
Indiana55$8,763$22,257$28,842 $8,878
(▴ 1.32%)
$22,608
(▴ 1.58%)
$29,651
(▴ 2.80%)
Kansas32$8,387$21,121$24,391 $8,490
(▴ 1.24%)
$20,349
(▾ -3.66%)
$24,904
(▴ 2.10%)
Kentucky35$10,360$21,422$24,004 $10,481
(▴ 1.17%)
$21,663
(▴ 1.12%)
$24,790
(▴ 3.27%)
Louisiana29$8,914$18,386$24,059 $8,963
(▴ 0.55%)
$17,978
(▾ -2.21%)
$24,651
(▴ 2.46%)
Massachusetts80$12,548$24,936$41,581 $12,584
(▴ 0.29%)
$24,972
(▴ 0.15%)
$42,857
(▴ 3.07%)
Maryland32$9,553$23,567$32,265 $9,922
(▴ 3.86%)
$24,132
(▴ 2.40%)
$33,117
(▴ 2.64%)
Maine20$9,824$20,565$37,603 $9,931
(▴ 1.09%)
$21,024
(▴ 2.23%)
$38,520
(▴ 2.44%)
Michigan55$11,573$19,929$28,623 $10,738
(▾ -7.21%)
$19,044
(▾ -4.44%)
$29,339
(▴ 2.50%)
Minnesota45$10,794$16,097$30,890 $11,004
(▴ 1.94%)
$16,133
(▴ 0.22%)
$31,023
(▴ 0.43%)
Missouri63$8,731$19,011$21,763 $9,083
(▴ 4.04%)
$19,257
(▴ 1.29%)
$22,169
(▴ 1.86%)
Mississippi17$8,095$12,384$17,502 $8,143
(▴ 0.59%)
$12,849
(▴ 3.76%)
$18,131
(▴ 3.59%)
Montana12$6,075$19,250$23,027 $6,101
(▴ 0.43%)
$19,586
(▴ 1.75%)
$22,415
(▾ -2.65%)
North Carolina68$7,175$19,822$26,364 $7,178
(▴ 0.04%)
$20,075
(▴ 1.28%)
$26,838
(▴ 1.80%)
North Dakota15$7,140$9,354$13,094 $7,282
(▴ 1.98%)
$9,639
(▴ 3.05%)
$13,161
(▴ 0.51%)
Nebraska22$8,562$17,543$25,137 $8,659
(▴ 1.13%)
$16,633
(▾ -5.19%)
$25,840
(▴ 2.79%)
New Hampshire14$14,327$25,327$34,001 $14,334
(▴ 0.04%)
$25,926
(▴ 2.37%)
$37,052
(▴ 8.97%)
New Jersey59$13,963$24,710$21,920 $14,503
(▴ 3.87%)
$25,443
(▴ 2.97%)
$21,834
(▾ -0.39%)
New Mexico14$6,359$14,228$33,911 $6,439
(▴ 1.27%)
$14,455
(▴ 1.59%)
$33,906
(▾ -0.01%)
Nevada14$5,302$15,808$21,000 $5,360
(▴ 1.10%)
$16,478
(▴ 4.24%)
$21,398
(▴ 1.90%)
New York203$8,338$18,226$27,818 $8,376
(▴ 0.45%)
$18,138
(▾ -0.48%)
$28,465
(▴ 2.33%)
Ohio102$8,048$17,694$28,715 $8,505
(▴ 5.69%)
$18,088
(▴ 2.23%)
$29,532
(▴ 2.85%)
Oklahoma29$7,291$16,415$24,245 $7,576
(▴ 3.91%)
$16,760
(▴ 2.10%)
$24,580
(▴ 1.38%)
Oregon29$12,079$30,192$33,403 $12,395
(▴ 2.62%)
$30,995
(▴ 2.66%)
$33,067
(▾ -1.01%)
Pennsylvania115$12,616$20,407$35,910 $12,806
(▴ 1.51%)
$20,693
(▴ 1.40%)
$36,742
(▴ 2.32%)
Puerto Rico68$4,412$5,197$7,213 $4,422
(▴ 0.23%)
$5,486
(▴ 5.56%)
$7,476
(▴ 3.65%)
Rhode Island12$12,632$28,657$38,615 $13,017
(▴ 3.05%)
$29,627
(▴ 3.39%)
$39,878
(▴ 3.27%)
South Carolina38$12,712$27,364$23,830 $12,723
(▴ 0.08%)
$27,330
(▾ -0.12%)
$24,176
(▴ 1.45%)
South Dakota17$8,456$11,391$16,851 $8,715
(▴ 3.06%)
$11,678
(▴ 2.52%)
$17,775
(▴ 5.48%)
Tennessee53$9,875$21,945$23,248 $9,919
(▴ 0.44%)
$21,086
(▾ -3.91%)
$24,004
(▴ 3.25%)
Texas125$8,817$20,546$24,362 $8,771
(▾ -0.53%)
$20,781
(▴ 1.14%)
$24,574
(▴ 0.87%)
Utah26$6,383$18,996$20,546 $6,668
(▴ 4.47%)
$19,595
(▴ 3.15%)
$20,524
(▾ -0.11%)
Virginia62$13,971$33,100$24,580 $14,223
(▴ 1.80%)
$33,092
(▾ -0.03%)
$24,885
(▴ 1.24%)
Vermont13$15,239$32,579$43,316 $15,242
(▴ 0.02%)
$32,582
(▴ 0.01%)
$44,128
(▴ 1.87%)
Washington59$5,726$11,986$30,639 $5,838
(▴ 1.96%)
$12,213
(▴ 1.89%)
$30,822
(▴ 0.60%)
Wisconsin45$8,043$16,294$29,528 $8,078
(▴ 0.44%)
$16,372
(▴ 0.48%)
$30,025
(▴ 1.68%)
West Virginia26$7,453$15,920$20,079 $7,714
(▴ 3.50%)
$16,279
(▴ 2.26%)
$20,497
(▴ 2.08%)
Wyoming1$4,921$15,913- $6,277
(▴ 27.56%)
$20,827
(▴ 30.88%)
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