The cost of college

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Statista dossier about the cost of college in the United States

This dossier presents statistics about the cost of college in the United States. In the first chapter you will find statistics about the cost of tuition and other fees. Following this there are statistics on the sources and amounts of student aid available to students and finally there are different statistics on the amount of debt held by university students upon graduation.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Cost to attend university per year in the U.S. from 2000-2014

    • Expected budget required for undergraduate studies in the U.S. by sector 2017-18

    • Tuition cost and student loan amounts in the U.S. 2016/17, by institution type

    • Average debt of university graduates in the U.S. 2003-2014

    • Number of undergraduate aid applicants in the U.S. 2000-2014

    • Breakdown of costs of college in the U.S. and expected return among different majors

  • 2. Tuition and fees
    • University tuition costs and fees in the U.S. from 2000-2014

    • Average cost to attend a U.S. university, by institution type 2013/14 - 2017/18

    • Average tuition costs when studying in-state at U.S. Universities 2013/14, by state

    • Average tuition and fees at U.S. flagship universities 2017-18

    • In-state vs out-of-state tuition at U.S. public four-year institutions 2017, by state

    • Annual tuition and fees at leading universities in the U.S. 2017/18

    • Room and board cost per year at U.S. universities from 2000-2014

    • Most expensive colleges in the U.S. 2014-2015

  • 3. Distribution of student aid
    • Total student grants provided in the U.S. from 1996 to 2017

    • Total student loans provided in the U.S. from 1996 to 2017

    • Graduate student aid by source and type in the U.S. in 2016/17

    • U.S. undergraduate student aid by source and type, 2016-2017

    • Amount of student loans offered, by federal loan program in the U.S. 2011-2017

    • Amount of student aid paid, by federal grant program in the U.S. 2011-17

    • Expenditure on Federal Pell Grants in the U.S. 1980 to 2017

    • Grant aid as percentage of total state financial support U.S. 2015/16, by state

  • 4. Student aid received
    • Average amount of aid received by U.S. students, by federal program 2016/17

    • Share of students receiving student aid in the U.S. in 2015/16, by type of aid

    • Percentage of U.S. students with student loans 2015/16, by institution type

    • Share of Federal Pell Grants recipients in the U.S. 2006 to 2017

    • Recipients of Federal Pell Grants in the U.S. from 1980/81 to 2016/17

    • Share of U.S. students' expenses covered by Pell grants 2000/01-2017/18

    • Total Education tax savings for college students in the U.S., 1999 to 2015

    • Student grant aid and tax benefits at public 2-year institutions U.S. 1997-2018

    • Student grant aid and tax benefits at public 4-year institutions U.S. 1997-2018

    • Student grant aid and tax benefits in private nonprofit 4-year institutions U.S. 2018

  • 5. Student debt
    • Average debt of university graduates in the U.S. in 2013/14, by institution type

    • Per capita debt of university graduates in the U.S. 2003-2014

    • Share of U.S. graduates with debt 2003-2014

    • U.S. bachelor's degree holders' debt levels in public four-year colleges 2000-2016

    • U.S. bachelor's degree holders' debt levels, private four-year colleges 2000-2016

    • Average student debt in the U.S. 2015/16, by state

    • Share of graduates with debt in the U.S. 2013/14, by state

    • Student loan cohort default rate in the U.S. 2014, by institution type

    • Ranking of the U.S. business schools in 2015, by debt payback period

    • Median student debt of students at top U.S. universities 2015

    • Time expected by parents to pay off child's university debt, selected countries 2015

    • Students with federal loans for higher education U.S. 2017, by repayment status

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