Costs of Attendance (COA)

The average COA of Public Colleges in 2018 is $19,989 for state residents and $26,640 for out-of-state students including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room & board (on-campus), and other living expenses.
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Table. 2018 Average Costs of Attendance for Public Colleges
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Tuition & Fees$6,151$12,801 $10,976$20,311
Books & Supplies$1,382$1,382
Room & Board$9,129$9,129
Other Expenses$3,328$3,328
COA$19,989$26,640 $24,814$34,149
2017-2018 Average Cost of Attendance For Public Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Public Colleges in 2018 is $6,151 for state residents and $12,801 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. 2018 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Changes for Public Colleges (2014-2018)
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2013-2014$4,497$967$10,442$1,027
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
Public Colleges - Undergraduate Average Tuition & Fees (2014-2018)

Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The average graduate program tuition & fees of Public Colleges in 2018 is $10,976 for state residents and $20,311 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. 2018 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees Changes for Public Colleges (2014-2018)
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2013-2014$8,378$1,496$16,755$1,721
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
Public Colleges - Graduate Average Tuition & Fees (2014-2018)

Tuition Per Credit Hour (Part-time Students)

The undergraduate average cost per credit hour of Public Colleges in 2018 is $207 for state residents and $480 for out-of-state students. The graduate average cost per credit hour is $480 for state residents and $896 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. 2018 Average Cost Per Credit Hour for Public Colleges (2014-2018)
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
2013-2014$189$438 $433$815
2014-2015$193$448 $443$834
2015-2016$195$456 $457$864
2016-2017$202$470 $468$879
2017-2018$207$480 $480$896
Public Colleges - Average Cost Per Credit Hour (2014-2018)

Living Costs

The average living costs of Public Colleges in 2018 is $12,457 when a student lives on campus such as dormitory and school' apartment and $12,915 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. 2018 Average Living Costs for Public Colleges (2014-2018)
On-CampusOff-Campus
Room&BoardOther ExpensesRoom&BoardOther Expenses
2013-2014 $8,089$3,214 $8,251$3,783
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
Public Colleges - Average Living Costs (2014-2018)

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