Average Estimated Full-Time Undergraduate Budgets, 2013-14 (Enrollment-Weighted)
Public Two-Year Commuter $15,933
Public Four-Year In-State On-Campus $22,826
Public Four-Year Out-of-State On-Campus $36,136
Private Nonprofit Four-Year On-Campus $44,750
The total price of a college education depends on how long a student is enrolled before completing a degree. Many students spend more than four years earning a bachelor’s degree. Average time to degree is longer in public than in private nonprofit institutions.
The cost of a college education may appear high, but it can result in higher salaries.