• 8 August 2011
  • 1 September 2022

2022 Average Tuition of colleges is $9,085 for Residents and $19,269 for Others

For the academic year 2021-2022, the average tuition of public colleges is $9,085 for state residents and $19,269 for out-of-state students. For private colleges, the average tuition & fees are $26,239 regardless of residency. For graduate schools, the average tuition of public colleges is $11,035 for state residents and $20,409 for out-of-state students. For private schools, the average graduate tuition is $19,200.The average living expenses other than tuition & fees are $14,050 when a student lives on-campus facilities such as dormitory and college-operated/owned apartment. The average off-campus living cost is $14,654. It includes costs for room & board, books & supplies, and other living expenses.

These average amounts are based on the cost of 4-years college which offer BS degree (or higher). You can check the average cost of 2-years college (community college) and less than 2 years colleges (trade schools / technical colleges). In addition, you can check the average cost of college by school type, level, and offered degree below.

Average Cost of College - COA

In addition to the tuition & fees, the cost of college includes cost for room & board, books & supplies, and other living expenses. This total costs of attendance (COA) is important when preparing for the college admission and checking student loans. The 2022 average COA of the four-year colleges is $24,982 for residents and $35,166 for out-of-state students. At private four-year schools, average COA is $41,774. At community colleges (2-4 year school), the average COA is $17,142 for residents and $21,189 for out-of-state students.

The following table summarizes the 2022 average COA by school types and levels. In addition, you can check the changes of COA by comparing to last year.

Average Cost of Colleges
20222021
ResidentsOut-of-StateResidentsOut-of-State
Public 4 Years Colleges$24,982$35,166 $24,741$34,747
Public 2 Years Colleges (Community Colleges)$17,142$21,189 $16,850$20,870
Private 4 Years Colleges$41,774$40,785

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

In United States, 6,586 schools out of 6,910 are offering undergraduate programs. By schools type, there are 2,141 public and 3,858 private colleges. The average undergraduate tuition & fees of colleges are $7,305 for residents and $17,266 for out-of-state students. At private schools, the undergraduate tuition & fees are $25,208

At community colleges (2-4 years schools), the average tuition & fees are $3,949 for residents and $7,923 for out-of-state students.

Average Tuition & fees of colleges
20222021
ResidentsOut-of-StateResidentsOut-of-State
Public 4 Years Colleges$7,305$17,266 $7,303$17,061
Private 4 Years Colleges$25,208$24,583
Public 2 Years Colleges (Community Colleges)$3,949$7,923 $3,905$7,841
Less than 2 Years Schools (Trade/Technical Colleges)$16,435$16,216

Graduate Programs Tuition & Fees

In United States, 2,205 schools out of 6,910 are offering graduate programs. The average graduate school tuition & fees of colleges are $9,327 for state residents and $18,533 for out-of-state students. At private schools, the graduate program tuition & fees are $18,415

Average Graduate Tuition & fees of colleges
20222021
ResidentsOut-of-StateResidentsOut-of-State
Public Schools$9,327$18,533 $9,199$18,512
Private Schools$18,415$18,276

Tuition per Credit Hour

The tuition per credit hour is used and charged to part-time students and/or full-time students who takes extra courses (credits). The average cost per credit hour of colleges are $296 for state residents and $677 for out-of-state students. At private schools, the average cost is $929

For graduate programs, the average tuition per credit hour are $486 for state residents and $911 for out-of-state students. At private graduate schools, the average cost per credit hour is $820

Average Tuition per Credit Hour of colleges
20222021
ResidentsOut-of-StateResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate
Public 4 Years Colleges$296$677 $294$678
Private 4 Years Colleges$929$905
Public 2 Years Colleges (Community Colleges)$147$299 $146$297
Graduate
Public Schools$486$911 $486$920
Private Schools$820$802

Average Living Costs at colleges

At colleges in United States, the average living cost is $14,050 when a student lives on campus facility and $14,654 when living off campus. It includes the cost for room & board, and other living expenses.

Average Living Cost of colleges
20222021
On-CampusOff-CampusOn-CampusOff-Campus
Public Schools$13,608$14,503 $13,381$14,177
Private Schools$14,354$14,780 $14,005$14,303

2022 Tuition and Living Costs Summary By States

The following table summarizes 2022 tuition, fees, and living costs by State. You may want to check detailed costs information by school type, level, degree, and more by following a link on State name. In addition, you can see all schools located in your desired state by following a link on the number of schools of the State.

State Number of SchoolsTuition & Fees Living Costs
PublicPrivateOn-CampusOff-Campus
In-StateOut-of-State
Alaska 10$7,861$20,153$13,385$14,067$17,186
Alabama 106$7,324$13,668$16,540$12,418$13,742
Arkansas 98$5,037$8,187$18,559$12,333$13,420
Arizona 165$4,554$12,076$17,669$14,224$15,158
California 834$3,161$12,587$26,225$16,946$20,431
Colorado 125$7,106$17,106$20,843$15,011$16,263
Connecticut 99$8,741$21,321$33,736$17,619$16,065
District of Columbia 29$6,152$13,004$29,482$17,846$17,910
Delaware 23$7,643$18,117$14,479$15,578$13,183
Florida 484$3,795$13,715$19,706$15,045$16,501
Georgia 218$4,737$10,300$20,356$14,677$14,302
Hawaii 29$5,020$13,411$17,192$15,042$18,838
Iowa 91$6,259$9,812$30,120$12,264$12,504
Idaho 44$6,155$15,908$19,922$12,051$12,413
Illinois 298$10,304$13,378$26,914$14,273$13,054
Indiana 166$6,709$15,277$27,886$13,595$13,506
Kansas 93$5,282$8,362$24,019$12,418$13,571
Kentucky 107$6,496$17,391$24,035$12,950$12,855
Louisiana 140$6,772$12,111$21,933$14,715$15,499
Massachusetts 187$8,732$17,016$39,623$17,675$14,899
Maryland 102$8,403$15,917$28,157$15,025$14,347
Maine 44$7,142$14,426$35,175$13,596$12,092
Michigan 212$8,964$13,403$25,929$12,405$12,038
Minnesota 138$7,238$8,473$27,511$12,394$13,047
Missouri 204$7,551$13,196$18,722$13,128$14,597
Mississippi 66$5,004$7,862$17,450$10,134$11,216
Montana 35$4,731$12,244$20,160$11,864$12,822
North Carolina 201$3,542$10,942$25,117$14,155$14,210
North Dakota 31$6,547$8,246$12,678$11,049$12,159
Nebraska 51$5,904$9,843$23,184$12,698$13,703
New Hampshire 41$10,084$19,727$34,280$15,763$16,511
New Jersey 179$10,106$15,270$21,151$12,717$16,930
New Mexico 55$3,653$8,149$25,950$12,349$13,825
Nevada 47$5,395$16,155$20,147$14,793$17,878
New York 514$7,546$14,472$25,290$14,828$16,494
Ohio 354$7,152$14,531$24,456$14,057$13,245
Oklahoma 140$6,285$13,440$22,571$12,122$13,455
Oregon 95$7,702$16,414$31,303$14,482$14,487
Pennsylvania 428$12,190$18,829$29,158$15,503$14,204
Puerto Rico 192$4,359$4,511$9,131$11,775$10,283
Rhode Island 26$10,338$24,171$39,617$18,144$14,550
South Carolina 118$8,601$17,585$22,799$13,717$13,985
South Dakota 32$7,971$9,700$15,237$12,115$13,198
Tennessee 192$6,825$18,810$21,530$13,862$14,182
Texas 506$6,476$13,461$21,230$12,560$13,674
Utah 81$6,085$18,081$14,887$12,690$14,395
Virginia 192$8,537$19,475$21,189$14,654$13,496
Vermont 27$13,448$28,476$43,748$15,775$15,399
Washington 130$5,995$12,331$27,926$14,888$14,781
Wisconsin 121$6,308$11,426$28,874$12,518$12,130
West Virginia 77$6,424$12,985$18,730$12,973$11,312
Wyoming 11$4,429$11,082-$10,325$11,659
Average$6,677$13,766 $23,942$14,256$14,882

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