Average annual charges for higher education in the U.S. 1970-2018

The graph shows the average annual charges for higher education in public and private institutions in the United States from 1970 to 2018. The average annual fee for tuition and required services at public institutions was 7,054 U.S. dollars in 2018.

Average annual charges per student for higher education in public and private institutions in the U.S. from 1970 to 2018

YearPrivate institutionsPublic institutions
2017-1830,2827,054
2016-1728,9456,818
2015-1627,4366,612
2014-15 26,1826,370
2013-14 25,1106,120
2012-13 23,9435,899
2011-12 22,8505,563
2010-11 22,0425,075
2009-10 21,7644,763
2008-09 21,5704,512
2007-08 20,9724,291
2006-07 20,0484,102
2005-06 18,8623,874
2004-05 18,1543,629
2003-04 17,3153,319
2002-03 16,3832,903
2001-02 15,7422,700
2000-01 15,0002,562
1999-00 14,1002,504
1998-99 13,4282,430
1997-98 12,8012,360
1996-97 12,4982,271
1995-96 11,8642,179
1994-95 11,1112,057
1993-94 10,5721,942
1992-93 9,9421,782
1991-92 9,4191,628
1990-91 8,7721,454
1989-90 8,1471,356
1988-89 7,4611,285
1987-88 6,9881,218
1986-87 6,3161,106
1985-86 5,7891,045
1984-85 5,315971
1983-84 4,851891
1982-83 4,439798
1981-82 3,953714
1980-81 3,498635
1979-80 3,130583
1978-79 2,867543
1977-78 2,624512
1976-77 2,467479
1975-76 2,272433
1974-75 2,117432
1973-74 1,989438
1972-73 1,898407
1971-72 1,820376
1970-71 1,684351
1969-70 1,533323
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Release date

November 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

1970-2018

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