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Average Estimated Full-Time Undergraduate Budgets (Enrollment-Weighted) by Sector 2017-18
Public Two-Year In-District Commuter $17,580
Public Four-Year In-State On-Campus $25,290
Public Four-Year Out-of-State On-Campus $40,940
Private Nonprofit Four-Year On-Campus $50,900
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.