How much does college cost?

College costs vary widely based on the type of school you attend. Types of costs you should consider are:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Food and housing
  • Equipment and room materials
  • Books and supplies
  • Transportation
  • Personal expenses

Below are examples of average estimated national undergraduate budgets for 2022-23

  • Public two-year in-district: $3,860 tuition and fees;
  • Public four-year in-state on-campus: $10,940 tuition and fees;
  • Public four-year out-of-state on-campus: $28,240 tuition and fees;
  • Private nonprofit four-year on-campus: $39,400 tuition and fees;

Source: The College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges.