Average spending per student at U.S. public community colleges 2003-2013

This statistic shows the average amount spent per full-time equivalent (FTE) student in public community colleges in the United States from 2003 to 2013. The graph also distinguishes where that money is sourced from; net tuition fees or subsidies. In 2013, around 6,933 U.S. dollars worth of subsidies was spent for every full-time student in a public community college.

Average education and related spending per FTE* student in a U.S. public community college from 2003 to 2013, by net tuition and subsidies

Average subsidyNet tuition
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Release date

January 2016


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* FTE - Full time Equivalent.
Public community college is also refered as Public Associate's college.

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