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Tuition cost and student loan amounts, by institution type U.S. 2018/19

This statistic shows the average cost for tuition and other fees as compared to the average amount in loans that students received at different types of academic institutions in the United States for the 2018/19 academic year. On average across all public institutions, tuition costs were approximately 7,250 U.S. dollars in the academic year of 2018/2019 in the United States.

Average tuition and fees compared to average student loan amount received in the United States 2018/19, by institution type

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Release date

December 2019


United States

Survey time period

academic year 2017/18

Supplementary notes

Degree-granting institutions grant associate's or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Tuition and fees amounts for public institutions are the averages for in-state students. Tuition and fee data are collected in the fall and loan data are collected in the spring.
Tuition cost and fees does not include dormitory and board cost.
Data for student loans refers to the 2017/18 year and can be found here.

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