U.S. Colleges by Tuition & Fees Range

The following diagram categorizes U.S. Colleges by tuition & fees range. You can view the schools in the tuition range by following the link on the circle. For public schools, it is classified based on the out-of-state rate.

United States Colleges Tuition Trends over Last 10 Years

The following table shows the changes of the tuition and living costs for undergraduate and gradate programs in United States. The tuition & fees of the schools have risen 31.28% over the past decade. Last year, the tuition & fees increased by 2.23%. The graduate tuition & fees have risen 22.72% over the past decade where it is increased by 2.23% last year. The living costs in U.S. Colleges have risen 26.34% over the past decade. We analyze the trends based on the college costs of 4-years schools.
Tuition Changes over last 10 Years in United States
Tuition & FeesLiving Costs
UndergraduateGraduateOn-CampusOff-Campus
in-StateOut-of-Statein-StateOut-of-State
2010-11 $6,700$18,662 $9,050$15,844 $11,188$12,249
2011-12 $7,0024.51%$19,2663.24% $9,2452.15%$16,3963.48% $11,4662.48%$12,146-0.84%
2012-13 $7,2874.07%$19,8813.19% $9,5743.56%$16,8792.95% $11,8113.01%$12,1970.42%
2013-14 $7,4862.73%$20,3292.25% $9,8863.26%$17,3112.56% $12,1372.76%$12,4161.80%
2014-15 $7,7092.98%$20,7331.99% $10,0872.03%$17,6021.68% $12,4692.74%$12,6421.82%
2015-16 $7,9042.53%$21,2672.58% $10,3482.59%$17,9231.82% $12,7312.10%$12,8801.88%
2016-17 $8,1392.97%$21,9793.35% $10,6873.28%$18,2761.97% $13,0292.34%$13,0791.55%
2017-18 $8,3843.01%$22,5672.68% $10,9682.63%$18,6902.27% $13,3502.46%$13,3662.19%
2018-19 $8,6262.89%$23,2272.92% $11,1671.81%$18,8640.93% $13,6081.93%$13,6512.13%
2019-20 $8,7301.21%$23,9663.18% $11,3051.24%$19,3262.45% $13,8952.11%$14,1473.63%
2020-21 $8,673-0.65%$24,5002.23% $10,840-4.11%$19,4430.61% $14,1351.73%$14,5052.53%

2021 Average Tuition & Fees of U.S. Colleges

The 2021 average tuition & fees of U.S. Colleges are $8,923 for state residents and $18,994 for out-of-state students in public 4-years colleges. In community colleges (2-4 years colleges) the tuition & fees are $4,627 for state residents and $8,312. The average tuition at trade/vocational schools is $14,514. For graduate programs, the average tuition & fees are $11,274 for state residents and $20,438 for out-of-state students in public graduate schools. For private graduate schools, the average tuition is $18,518.
Undergraduate Programs Average Costs
4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesTrade Schools
Public (in-State)$8,923$4,627 $8,923
Public (out-of-State)$18,994$8,312
Private$24,870-
Graduate Programs Average Costs
Tuition & Fees
Public (in-State)$11,274
Public (out-of-State)$20,438
Private$18,518

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