Costs of Attendance (COA)

The average COA of Public Colleges in 2018 is $21,041 for state residents and $27,619 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$5,861$12,439 $10,895$19,980
Books & Supplies$2,459$2,459
Room & Board$9,388$9,388
Other Expenses$3,333$3,333
COA$21,041$27,619 $26,075$35,160
2017-2018 Average Cost of Attendance For Public Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Public Colleges in 2018 is $5,861 for state residents and $12,439 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$4,487$967$10,431$1,027
2014-2015$4,610$1,000$10,689$1,072
2015-2016$4,678$1,021$10,873$1,104
2016-2017$4,897$1,062$11,312$1,137
2017-2018$4,782$1,079$11,269$1,169
Public Colleges - Undergraduate Average Tuition & Fees (2014-2018)

Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The average graduate program tuition & fees of Public Colleges in 2018 is $10,895 for state residents and $19,980 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$8,367$1,496$16,763$1,721
2014-2015$8,521$1,557$17,113$1,792
2015-2016$8,740$1,592$17,522$1,853
2016-2017$9,147$1,566$18,157$1,790
2017-2018$9,291$1,603$18,375$1,605
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 $198 for state residents and $467 for out-of-state students. The graduate average cost per credit hour is $468 for state residents and $893 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$188$437 $432$816
2014-2015$192$447 $442$835
2015-2016$195$455 $456$864
2016-2017$202$470 $468$880
2017-2018$198$467 $468$893
Public Colleges - Average Cost Per Credit Hour (2014-2018)

Living Costs

The average living costs of Public Colleges in 2018 is $12,721 when a student lives on campus such as dormitory and school' apartment and $13,176 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 $8,072$3,216 $8,243$3,780
2014-2015 $8,372$3,247 $8,428$3,792
2015-2016 $8,553$3,239 $8,695$3,968
2016-2017 $8,872$3,305 $8,784$3,872
2017-2018 $9,388$3,333 $9,259$3,917
Public Colleges - Average Living Costs (2014-2018)

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