2022 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of Colorado Boulder is $12,496 for Colorado residents and $38,314 for out-of-state students. The 2022 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 0.24% for Colorado residents and increased by 4.49% for out-of-state rates from the previous year.
The undergraduate 2022-2023 estimated tuition & fees for CU Boulder is $12,526 for Colorado residents and $40,034 for out-of-state students. It is a 4.5% increase compared to 2022's rate.
The 2022 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 0.24% for Colorado residents and increased by 4.49% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 4.94% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 2.71% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount ($12,285) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($32,661 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2021-2022 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$12,466 $36,668$17,776
2021-2022$12,496$38,314$18,655
Change % 2021-20220.24%4.49%4.94%
2022-2023$12,526$40,034$19,577
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Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
Cost estimates for 2022-2023 are based on last year's rate of change.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $13,901 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $33,953 for the academic year 2021-2022. The graduate tuition has been risen by 2.80% for Colorado residents and increased by 2.95% for out-of-state rates from the previous year.
The graduate 2022-2023 estimated tuition & fees at CU Boulder is $14,291 for Colorado residents and $34,955 for out-of-state students. It is a 3.0% increase compared to 2022's rate.
The graduate tuition has been risen by 2.80% for Colorado residents and increased by 2.95% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are around the average amount ($14,071) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,817 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$13,522 $32,980$17,776
2021-2022$13,901$33,953$18,655
Change % 2021-20222.80%2.95%4.94%
2022-2023$14,291$34,955$19,577
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Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
Cost estimates for 2022-2023 are based on last year's rate of change.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at CU Boulder.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2021-2022)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2020-2021$447$2,911
2021-2022$447$3,046
2022-2023$447$3,187
Graduate2020-2021$657$1,738
2021-2022$676$1,790
2022-2023$696$1,844
The 2022 costs per credit hour has been officially published by IPEDS and 2023 costs is estimated based on the change rate of last two years.
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $42,700 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $59,700 for University of Colorado Boulder graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$42,700$46,300$38,900
7 Years After Graduation$43,900--
8 Years After Graduation$50,200--
9 Years After Graduation$52,400--
10 Years After Graduation$59,700$65,600$53,500

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at CU Boulder?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $51,099 for Colorado residents and $159,937 for out-of-state students.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
Projected Tuition & Fees for four(4) years
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$12,607$12,718$12,830$12,944$51,099
Out-of-State$38,971$39,639$40,318$41,009$159,937
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$12,718$12,830$12,944$13,058$51,551
Out-of-State$39,639$40,318$41,009$41,712$162,679
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$12,830$12,944$13,058$13,174$52,007
Out-of-State$40,318$41,009$41,712$42,427$165,467
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$12,944$13,058$13,174$13,290$52,466
Out-of-State$41,009$41,712$42,427$43,155$168,303
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$13,058$13,174$13,290$13,408$52,930
Out-of-State$41,712$42,427$43,155$43,894$171,188
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated 4-years COA is $134,181 for Colorado residents and $243,019 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at University of Colorado Boulder.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$32,797$33,276$33,900$34,538$134,181
Out-of-State$59,162$60,197$61,273$62,388$243,019
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$33,276$33,785$34,423$35,076$136,271
Out-of-State$60,197$61,273$62,388$63,541$247,399
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$33,785$34,323$34,975$35,643$138,473
Out-of-State$61,273$62,388$63,541$64,732$251,934
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$34,323$34,887$35,555$36,239$140,783
Out-of-State$62,388$63,541$64,732$65,958$256,620
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$34,887$35,478$36,162$36,861$143,194
Out-of-State$63,541$64,732$65,958$67,221$261,452
Last year, 50% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $90,449 for Colorado residents and $199,287 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at University of Colorado Boulder.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$21,864$22,343$22,967$23,605$90,449
Out-of-State$48,229$49,264$50,340$51,455$199,287
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$22,343$22,852$23,490$24,143$92,539
Out-of-State$49,264$50,340$51,455$52,608$203,667
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$22,852$23,390$24,042$24,710$94,741
Out-of-State$50,340$51,455$52,608$53,799$208,202
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$23,390$23,954$24,622$25,306$97,051
Out-of-State$51,455$52,608$53,799$55,025$212,888
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$23,954$24,545$25,229$25,928$99,462
Out-of-State$52,608$53,799$55,025$56,288$217,720

2022 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2022 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at University of Colorado Boulder.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
University of Colorado Boulder 2022 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$12,496$1,200$18,655$38,314$1,200 $18,655
Graduate$13,901 $1,200$18,655$33,953 $1,200$18,655


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