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Average Estimated Full-Time Undergraduate Budgets, 2015-16 (Enrollment-Weighted)
Public Two-Year In-District Commuter $16,833
Public Four-Year In-State On-Campus $24,061
Public Four-Year Out-of-State On-Campus $38,544
Private Nonprofit Four-Year On-Campus $47,831
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.