Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

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For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of Kansas is $11,166 for Kansas residents and $28,034 for out-of-state students. The 2022 KU tuition & fees are same as the last year for both undergraduate and graduate schools. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees is around the average amount ($11,724) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees is around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($30,786 - public Research University (very high research activity)).
The 2023 estimated undergraduate tuition & fees for KU is $11,166 for Kansas residents and $28,034 for out-of-state students. It is an estimated costs based on the last two years' tuition change rate and It may differ from the actual costs.
The living costs including for room, board, transpiration, and other personal expenses is $13,130 for year 2022. The on-campus living costs increased by 0.24% compared to the previous year.The off-campus living costs increased by 1.00% compared to the previous year.
KU Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$11,166 $28,034$13,098
2021-2022$11,166$28,034$13,130
Change % 2021-20220.00%0.00%0.24%
2022-2023$11,166$28,034$13,162
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Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
Cost estimates for 2022-2023 are based on last year's rate of change.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees is $11,045 and out-of-state tuition and fees is $25,007 for the academic year 2021-2022. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees is lower than the average amount ($14,071) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees is a little bit lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,817 - public Research University (very high research activity)).
The 2023 estimated tuition & fees at KU is $11,045 for Kansas residents and $25,007 for out-of-state students. It is an estimated costs based on the last two years' tuition change rate and It may differ from the actual costs.
University of Kansas has law school and medical school and their tuition is different from other graduate programs, usually higher. The law school tuition is $22,769 for in-state and $28,804 for out-of-state students. See the detailed law school tuition at University of Kansas School of Law page. The medical school tuition is $38,785 for in-state and $67,980 for out-of-state students. See the detailed medical school tuition at University of Kansas School of Medicine page.
KU Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$11,045 $25,007$13,098
2021-2022$11,045$25,007$13,130
Change % 2021-20220.00%-0.24%
2022-2023$11,045$25,007$13,162
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Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 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 KU. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour is $372 for Kansas residents and $935 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition per credit hour is $416 for Kansas residents and $998 for out-of-state students.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2021-2022)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2020-2021$336$899
2021-2022$372$935
2022-2023$412$972
Graduate2020-2021$416$998
2021-2022$416$998
2022-2023$416$998
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 $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
The next table compares the tuition & fees between University of Kansas and its similar schools. The similar schools are based on factors such as school type, level, and rivalry schools.
Tuition Comparison between University of Kansas and Similar Schools
In-StateOut-of-State
University of Kansas$11,166$28,034
Iowa State University$9,634$25,446
West Virginia University$8,976$25,320
The University of Texas at Austin$11,752$40,996
Texas Christian University$51,660
Baylor University$50,232

Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees and Costs of Attendance

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at KU?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated tuition for 4 years at KU is $44,709 for Kansas residents and $113,836 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of Kansas have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy.
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 Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$11,171$11,175$11,180$11,184$44,709
Out-of-State$28,203$28,373$28,544$28,716$113,836
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$11,175$11,180$11,184$11,189$44,727
Out-of-State$28,373$28,544$28,716$28,889$114,522
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$11,180$11,184$11,189$11,193$44,745
Out-of-State$28,544$28,716$28,889$29,063$115,213
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$11,184$11,189$11,193$11,198$44,763
Out-of-State$28,716$28,889$29,063$29,239$115,907
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$11,189$11,193$11,198$11,202$44,781
Out-of-State$28,889$29,063$29,239$29,415$116,606
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 $99,545 for Kansas residents and $168,673 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of Kansas have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at University of Kansas.
Four(4) Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$25,259$25,005$24,720$24,442$99,545
Out-of-State$42,291$42,203$42,124$42,054$168,673
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$25,005$24,760$24,482$24,210$98,579
Out-of-State$42,203$42,124$42,054$41,993$168,375
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$24,760$24,522$24,251$23,986$97,644
Out-of-State$42,124$42,054$41,993$41,941$168,112
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$24,522$24,292$24,027$23,768$96,740
Out-of-State$42,054$41,993$41,941$41,897$167,885
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$24,292$24,070$23,811$23,559$95,866
Out-of-State$41,993$41,941$41,897$41,861$167,691
Last year, 66% 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 $60,245 for Kansas residents and $129,373 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of Kansas have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at University of Kansas.
Four(4) Years Costs of Attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$15,434$15,180$14,895$14,617$60,245
Out-of-State$32,466$32,378$32,299$32,229$129,373
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$15,180$14,935$14,657$14,385$59,279
Out-of-State$32,378$32,299$32,229$32,168$129,075
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$14,935$14,697$14,426$14,161$58,344
Out-of-State$32,299$32,229$32,168$32,116$128,812
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$14,697$14,467$14,202$13,943$57,440
Out-of-State$32,229$32,168$32,116$32,072$128,585
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$14,467$14,245$13,986$13,734$56,566
Out-of-State$32,168$32,116$32,072$32,036$128,391

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 Kansas.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
University of Kansas 2022 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$11,166$1,224$13,130$28,034$1,224 $13,130
Graduate$11,045 $1,224$13,130$25,007 $1,224$13,130


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