Average Published Undergraduate Charges by Sector, 2014-15
The average published tuition and fee price for in-state students enrolled full time at public four-year colleges and universities is $9,139 in 2014-15, $254 (2.9%) higher than in 2013-14.
Table 1A: Average Published Charges for Full-Time Undergraduates by Type and Control of Institution, 2014-15 (Enrollment-Weighted)
Notes & Sources
— Sample too small to provide reliable information.
NOTES: Prices in Table 1A are not adjusted for inflation. Prices reported for 2013-14 have been
revised and may differ from those reported in Trends in College Pricing 2013. Public two-year
room and board charges are based on commuter housing and food costs. Tuition and fee figures
for the for-profit sector should be interpreted with caution because of the low response rate.
SOURCE: The College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges.
Enrollment-weighted tuition and fees weight the price charged by each institution by the
number of full-time students enrolled in fall 2013. Public four-year in-state charges are weighted
by total fall 2013 full-time enrollment in each institution, including both in-state students and
out-of-state students. Out-of-state tuition and fees are computed by adding the average in-state
price to the out-of-state premium weighted by the number of full-time out-of-state students
enrolled at each institution. Room and board charges are weighted by the number of students
residing on campus for four-year institutions and by the number of commuter students for
public two-year institutions.
- The average published tuition and fee price for full-time out-of-state students at public four-year institutions is about 2.5 times as high as the price for in-state students. The average out-of-state tuition premium increased from $13,338 in 2013-14 to $13,819 in 2014-15.
- The average published in-district tuition and fee price for students enrolled full time at public two-year colleges increased by $106 (3.3%) between 2013-14 and 2014-15.
- The average published tuition and fee price for students enrolled full time at private nonprofit four-year colleges and universities increased by $1,100 (3.7%) between 2013-14 and 2014-15.
- Prices at for-profit institutions have risen more slowly in recent years than prices in other sectors, but the estimated $15,230 average tuition and fee price in 2014-15 is more than four times as high as the average price at public two-year colleges and 67% higher than the average in-state price at public four-year institutions.