Tuition Costs

Costs of Colleges and Universities (Constant Dollars)

The figures below depict the average inflation adjusted total tuition, fees, room & board rates for U.S. colleges and universities for full-time undergraduate students. All figures may be reused with attribution to Gerald E. Daniels Jr.

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All Institutions

Public Institutions

Private Nonprofit and For-profit Institutions

Private Nonprofit Institutions

Private For-profit Institutions

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics to 1986-87; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Institutional Characteristics of Colleges and Universities" surveys, 1969-70 through 1985-86; "Fall Enrollment in Institutions of Higher Education" surveys, 1963 through 1985; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:86-99) and "Institutional Characteristics Survey" (IPEDS-IC:86-99); IPEDS Spring 2001 through Spring 2019, Fall Enrollment component; and IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2018, Institutional Characteristics component. Table 330.10.