Cost of College Education 2016-2017 – College Board

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Average Estimated Full-Time Undergraduate Budgets (Enrollment-Weighted) by Sector 2016-17

Public Two-Year In-District Commuter         $17,000

Public Four-Year In-State On-Campus          $24,610

Public Four-Year Out-of-State On-Campus  $39,890

Private Nonprofi­t Four-Year On-Campus     $49,320

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.

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