College payment - average amount U.S. families paid, by contribution source 2011-2023

Average amounts paid by the typical family for college in the United States, year-over-year, between 2011 and 2023, by contribution source

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Release date

July 2023


United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2023

Number of respondents

2,000 per survey

Supplementary notes

Sample size was 2,000 individuals per survey: about 1,000 parents of 18 to 24-year-old undergraduate students, and about 1,000 18 to 24-year-old undergraduate students.

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