Average Cost of College Tuition
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Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics
Research Date: April 7th, 2015

Questions: What is the average cost of college at a private school? What is the average cost of tuition at a public university? Average college fees and costs for room board and tuition costs on average for a private University school State school average costs? What will the cost of college be in 18 years? Projected cost of college? Statistics on college tuition costs.

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Total tuition, room and board rates charged for full-time undergraduate students in degree-granting institutions for 1 year of college.
YearAll Institutions4-Year Institutions2-Year Institutions
2014–2015$20,403$23,600$10,837
2012–2013$19,344$22,261$9,180
2010–11$18,497$22,092$8,909
2009–1017,64921,0938,533
2008–0917,09220,4098,238
2007–0816,23119,3637,637
2006–0715,48318,4717,466
2005–0614,63417,4517,236
2004–0513,79316,5107,095
2003–0412,95315,5056,705
2002–0312,01414,4396,252
2001–0211,38013,6395,718
2000–0110,82012,9225,466
1990–916,5627,6023,930
1980–813,1013,4992,230
Public InstitutionsAll Institutions4-Year Institutions2-Year Institutions
2014–1514,74616,4829,139
2010–1113,56415,9188,085
2000–017,5868,6534,839
1990–914,7575,2433,467
1980–812,3732,5502,027
Private InstitutionsAll Institutions4-Year Institutions2-Year Institutions
2014–15$33,23134,19325,289
2010–1132,02632,61723,871
2000–0121,37321,85614,907
1990–9112,91013,2379,302
1980–815,4705,5944,303
Projected Cost of College in 18 Years (2029)4 Year Tuition and Fees
Figures do not include room and board, books, etc.
Private College$355,900
Public University$102,900
2 Year Community College$35,700

The average cost of college tuition continues to rise at a rate of 4.5 % at private universities and 8.3 % at public colleges.

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