College Board Releases 2018-2019 College Cost Data

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The College Board has released college cost data for the 2018-2019 school year in its annual Trends in College Pricing report. Here are the highlights:

4-Year Public Colleges (in-state students):

  • Tuition and fees increased an average of 2.5% to $10,230
  • Room and board increased an average of 3.1% to $11,140
  • *Total average cost for 2018-2019: $25,890 ($25,290 in 2017-2018)

4-Year Public Colleges (out-of-state students):

  • Tuition and fees increased an average of 2.4% to $26,290
  • Room and board increased an average of 3.1% to $11,140
  • *Total average cost for 2018-2019: $41,950 ($40,940 in 2017-2018)

4-Year Private colleges:

  • Tuition and fees increased an average of 3.3% to $35,830
  • Room and board increased an average of 3.2% to $12,680
  • *Total average cost for 2018-2019: $52,500 ($50,900 in 2017-2018)
  • * Total average cost includes direct billed costs for tuition, fees, room and board, plus a given sum for books, transportation, and personal expenses, which will vary by student. 

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