Average annual cost to attend university in the United States, by institution type 2013-2018 (in U.S. dollars)

Average cost to attend a U.S. university, by institution type 2013/14 - 2017/18 This statistic shows the average estimated annual cost to attend different universities and college institutions in the United States for academic years 2013/14 to 2017/18. The average cost of attendance (which includes tuition, fees, room and board) in public four-year in-state institutions was 20,770 U.S. dollars in academic year 2017/18.
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Public two-year
(In-District)
Public four-year
(In-State)
Public four-year
(Out-of-State)
Private Nonprofit Four-Year
2013/1410,78118,38331,72140,955
2014/1511,19218,93132,89342,445
2015/1611,37019,57034,22043,870
2016/1711,64020,15035,30045,370
2017/1811,97020,77036,42046,950
Public two-year
(In-District)
Public four-year
(In-State)
Public four-year
(Out-of-State)
Private Nonprofit Four-Year
2013/1410,78118,38331,72140,955
2014/1511,19218,93132,89342,445
2015/1611,37019,57034,22043,870
2016/1711,64020,15035,30045,370
2017/1811,97020,77036,42046,950

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This statistic shows the average estimated annual cost to attend different universities and college institutions in the United States for academic years 2013/14 to 2017/18. The average cost of attendance (which includes tuition, fees, room and board) in public four-year in-state institutions was 20,770 U.S. dollars in academic year 2017/18.
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Release date
October 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2013-2018
Supplementary notes
1. Costs include tuition, fees, room and board, per annum.
2. For Public two-year institutions and Proprietary institutions room and board is not included in the estimated cost.
3. Data for previous years has been derived from the previous publication.

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