Average cost to attend a U.S. university, by institution type 2013/14 - 2019/20

This statistic shows the average estimated annual cost to attend different universities and college institutions in the United States for academic years 2013/14 to 2019/20. The average cost of attendance (which includes tuition, fees, room and board) in public four-year in-state institutions was 21,950 U.S. dollars in the academic year 2019/20.

Average annual cost to attend university in the United States, by institution type 2013-2020

Public two-year
(In-District)
Public four-year
(In-State)
Public four-year
(Out-of-State)
Private Nonprofit Four-Year
2013/1410,78118,38331,72140,955
2014/1511,19218,93132,89342,445
2015/1611,37019,57034,22043,870
2016/1711,64020,15035,30045,370
2017/1812,04020,79036,48046,990
2018/1912,35021,40037,39048,290
2019/2012,72021,95038,33049,870
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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

academic year 2013/14 to 2019/20

Supplementary notes

1. Costs include tuition, fees, room and board, per annum.
2. For Public two-year institutions and Proprietary institutions room and board is not included in the estimated cost.
3. Data for previous years has been derived from previous publications.

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