Average annual charges for higher education in the U.S. 1970-2018

Average annual charges per student for higher education in public and private institutions in the U.S. from 1970 to 2018 (in U.S. dollars)

Average annual charges for higher education in the U.S. 1970-2018 The graph shows the average annual charges for higher education in public and private institutions in the United States from 1970 to 2018. The average annual fee for tuition and required services at public institutions was 7,054 U.S. dollars in 2018.
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Average annual charges per student for higher education in public and private institutions in the U.S. from 1970 to 2018 (in U.S. dollars)

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YearPrivate institutionsPublic institutions
1969-70 1,533323
1970-71 1,684351
1971-72 1,820376
1972-73 1,898407
1973-74 1,989438
1974-75 2,117432
1975-76 2,272433
1976-77 2,467479
1977-78 2,624512
1978-79 2,867543
1979-80 3,130583
1980-81 3,498635
1981-82 3,953714
1982-83 4,439798
1983-84 4,851891
1984-85 5,315971
1985-86 5,7891,045
1986-87 6,3161,106
1987-88 6,9881,218
1988-89 7,4611,285
1989-90 8,1471,356
1990-91 8,7721,454
1991-92 9,4191,628
1992-93 9,9421,782
1993-94 10,5721,942
1994-95 11,1112,057
1995-96 11,8642,179
1996-97 12,4982,271
1997-98 12,8012,360
1998-99 13,4282,430
1999-00 14,1002,504
2000-01 15,0002,562
2001-02 15,7422,700
2002-03 16,3832,903
2003-04 17,3153,319
2004-05 18,1543,629
2005-06 18,8623,874
2006-07 20,0484,102
2007-08 20,9724,291
2008-09 21,5704,512
2009-10 21,7644,763
2010-11 22,0425,075
2011-12 22,8505,563
2012-13 23,9435,899
2013-14 25,1106,120
2014-15 26,1826,370
2015-1627,4366,612
2016-1728,9456,818
2017-1830,2827,054
YearPrivate institutionsPublic institutions
1969-70 1,533323
1970-71 1,684351
1971-72 1,820376
1972-73 1,898407
1973-74 1,989438
1974-75 2,117432
1975-76 2,272433
1976-77 2,467479
1977-78 2,624512
1978-79 2,867543
1979-80 3,130583
1980-81 3,498635
1981-82 3,953714
1982-83 4,439798
1983-84 4,851891
1984-85 5,315971
1985-86 5,7891,045
1986-87 6,3161,106
1987-88 6,9881,218
1988-89 7,4611,285
1989-90 8,1471,356
1990-91 8,7721,454
1991-92 9,4191,628
1992-93 9,9421,782
1993-94 10,5721,942
1994-95 11,1112,057
1995-96 11,8642,179
1996-97 12,4982,271
1997-98 12,8012,360
1998-99 13,4282,430
1999-00 14,1002,504
2000-01 15,0002,562
2001-02 15,7422,700
2002-03 16,3832,903
2003-04 17,3153,319
2004-05 18,1543,629
2005-06 18,8623,874
2006-07 20,0484,102
2007-08 20,9724,291
2008-09 21,5704,512
2009-10 21,7644,763
2010-11 22,0425,075
2011-12 22,8505,563
2012-13 23,9435,899
2013-14 25,1106,120
2014-15 26,1826,370
2015-1627,4366,612
2016-1728,9456,818
2017-1830,2827,054
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The graph shows the average annual charges for higher education in public and private institutions in the United States from 1970 to 2018. The average annual fee for tuition and required services at public institutions was 7,054 U.S. dollars in 2018.
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