Costs of Attendance (COA)

The average COA of Public Colleges in 2019 is $21,481 for state residents and $28,145 for out-of-state students including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room & board (on-campus), and other living expenses.
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Table. 2019 Average Costs of Attendance for Public Colleges
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Tuition & Fees$5,908$12,572 $11,032$20,208
Books & Supplies$2,558$2,558
Room & Board$9,649$9,649
Other Expenses$3,365$3,365
COA$21,481$28,145 $26,604$35,781
2018-2019 Average Cost of Attendance For Public Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Public Colleges in 2019 is $5,908 for state residents and $12,572 for out-of-state students . Next table and chart illustrate the changes of average tuition & fees for Public Colleges over last 5 years as well as recent year average tuition & fees.
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Table. 2019 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Changes for Public Colleges (2015-2019)
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2014-2015$4,621$1,001$10,704$1,072
2015-2016$4,691$1,022$10,894$1,104
2016-2017$4,903$1,061$11,313$1,135
2017-2018$5,059$1,092$11,628$1,173
2018-2019$4,777$1,131$11,360$1,212
Public Colleges - Undergraduate Average Tuition & Fees (2015-2019)

Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The average graduate program tuition & fees of Public Colleges in 2019 is $11,032 for state residents and $20,208 for out-of-state students . Next table and chart illustrate the changes of average tuition & fees for Public Colleges over last 5 years.
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Table. 2019 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees Changes for Public Colleges (2015-2019)
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2014-2015$8,531$1,557$17,105$1,793
2015-2016$8,751$1,592$17,515$1,854
2016-2017$9,138$1,566$18,133$1,790
2017-2018$9,400$1,576$18,517$1,794
2018-2019$9,457$1,575$18,571$1,637
Public Colleges - Graduate Average Tuition & Fees (2015-2019)

Tuition Per Credit Hour (Part-time Students)

The undergraduate average cost per credit hour of Public Colleges in 2019 is $200 for state residents and $471 for out-of-state students. The graduate average cost per credit hour is $491 for state residents and $915 for out-of-state students. . Next table and chart illustrate the changes of average tuition per credit hour over last 5 years.
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Table. 2019 Average Cost Per Credit Hour for Public Colleges (2015-2019)
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
2014-2015$193$448 $443$834
2015-2016$195$456 $457$864
2016-2017$202$470 $468$879
2017-2018$207$480 $480$896
2018-2019$200$471 $491$915
Public Colleges - Average Cost Per Credit Hour (2015-2019)

Living Costs

The average living costs of Public Colleges in 2019 is $13,014 when a student lives on campus such as dormitory and school' apartment and $13,533 living off campus including room, board, and other living expenses. Next table and chart illustrate the changes of average living costs over last 5 years for Public Colleges.
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Table. 2019 Average Living Costs for Public Colleges (2015-2019)
On-CampusOff-Campus
Room&BoardOther ExpensesRoom&BoardOther Expenses
2014-2015 $8,388$3,245 $8,434$3,795
2015-2016 $8,571$3,236 $8,686$3,972
2016-2017 $8,874$3,306 $8,790$3,872
2017-2018 $9,129$3,328 $9,025$3,891
2018-2019 $9,649$3,365 $9,550$3,983
Public Colleges - Average Living Costs (2015-2019)

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