Average undergraduate budgets, by expense and institution type U.S. 2019/20

This statistic shows the average estimated undergraduate student budget required for different expense categories at different types of universities in the United States in the school year 2019/20. In a public two-year institution for commuters, the total undergraduate budget is 18,420 U.S. dollars, including 3,730 U.S. dollars for tuition and fees.

Average estimated undergraduate student budget in the United States in academic year 2019/20, by expense category and institution type

Tuition and feesRoom and boardBooks and suppliesTransportationOther expenses
Public two-year
Public four-year
Public four-year
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Release date

October 2019


United States

Survey time period

academic year 2019-2020

Supplementary notes

Expense categories are based on institutional budgets for students as reported by colleges and universities in the Annual Survey of Colleges. Other expense categories are the average amounts allotted in determining total cost of attendance and do not necessarily reflect actual student expenditures.

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