Tuition is the price colleges charge for classes. Students also pay other fees related to enrolling in and attending a college. The cost of tuition and fees varies by college.
There’s a wide range of prices, as the table below shows. Remember, many students receive grants and scholarships that offset college costs.
|Type of College
Average Published Yearly Tuition and Fees
|Public Two-Year College (in-district students)
|Public Four-Year College (in-state students)
|Public Four-Year College (out-of-state students)
|Private Four-Year College
These numbers are based on published tuition costs, not what students actually end up paying out of their own pockets. There can be a big difference between those two numbers, thanks to financial aid.