2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of Kansas is $11,166 for Kansas residents and $28,034 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees for KU is $11,184 for Kansas residents and $28,727 for out-of-state students. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 0.16% for Kansas residents and increased by 2.47% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 0.77% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 0.05% from the previous year. The in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at University of Kansas are around the average amount ($11,862) and the out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are little bit lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($31,538 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$11,148 $27,358$14,342
2019-2020$11,166$28,034$14,452
Change % 2019-20200.16%2.47%0.77%
2020-2021$11,184$28,727$14,563
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $11,045 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $25,007 for academic year 2019-2020. The graduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at KU is $11,063 for Kansas residents and $25,625 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition has been risen by 0.16% for Kansas residents and increased by 2.47% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. The in-state graduate tuition and fees at University of Kansas are little bit lower than the average amount ($13,590) and the out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are little bit lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,056 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$11,027 $24,404$14,342
2019-2020$11,045$25,007$14,452
Change % 2019-20200.16%2.47%0.77%
2020-2021$11,063$25,625$14,563
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at KU.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$336$877
2019-2020$336$877
2020-2021$336$877
Graduate2018-2019$416$974
2019-2020$416$974
2020-2021$416$974
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for University of Kansas graduates. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $45,100 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $59,300 for University of Kansas graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$45,100$47,500$42,900
7 Years After Graduation$43,900--
8 Years After Graduation$52,300--
9 Years After Graduation$48,400--
10 Years After Graduation$59,300$65,200$53,900

KU 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at KU for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $46,228 for Kansas residents and $117,490 for out-of-state students. The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at University of Kansas.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at University of Kansas
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$11,320$11,477$11,635$11,796$46,228
Out-of-State$28,560$29,095$29,640$30,196$117,490
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$11,477$11,635$11,796$11,959$46,867
Out-of-State$29,095$29,640$30,196$30,762$119,693
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$11,635$11,796$11,959$12,124$47,514
Out-of-State$29,640$30,196$30,762$31,339$121,936
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$11,796$11,959$12,124$12,292$48,170
Out-of-State$30,196$30,762$31,339$31,926$124,222
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$11,959$12,124$12,292$12,461$48,836
Out-of-State$30,762$31,339$31,926$32,524$126,551
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at University of Kansas. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses. For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year COA is $113,791 for Kansas residents and $185,053 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at University of Kansas.
4 years COA at University of Kansas
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$27,460$28,107$28,736$29,382$113,791
Out-of-State$44,700$45,725$46,776$47,852$185,053
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$28,107$28,771$29,417$30,080$116,483
Out-of-State$45,725$46,776$47,852$48,955$189,309
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$28,771$29,453$30,115$30,796$119,246
Out-of-State$46,776$47,852$48,955$50,085$193,668
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$29,453$30,152$30,832$31,531$122,082
Out-of-State$47,852$48,955$50,085$51,242$198,134
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$30,152$30,870$31,569$32,286$124,994
Out-of-State$48,955$50,085$51,242$52,427$202,709
Last year, 62 students ( 0.32% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans. After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $79,107 for Kansas residents and $150,369 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at University of Kansas.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at University of Kansas
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$18,789$19,436$27,457$20,711$79,107
Out-of-State$36,029$37,054$38,105$39,181$150,369
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$19,436$20,100$28,103$21,409$81,799
Out-of-State$37,054$38,105$39,181$40,284$154,625
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$20,100$20,782$28,766$22,125$84,562
Out-of-State$38,105$39,181$40,284$41,414$158,984
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$20,782$21,481$29,446$22,860$87,398
Out-of-State$39,181$40,284$41,414$42,571$163,450
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$21,481$22,199$30,145$23,615$90,310
Out-of-State$40,284$41,414$42,571$43,756$168,025

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2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 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 last five years. Use left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at University of Kansas.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
University of Kansas 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$11,166$1,212$14,452$28,034$1,212 $14,452
Graduate$11,045 $1,212$14,452$25,007 $1,212$14,452


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