College Cost Projector
Calculate the future cost of a college education in your time frame, based on the cost of one year of college today.
College Cost in Today's Dollars
Here are the average costs of one year of college in today's dollars for several types of school. In addition to tuition, all costs include room and board on campus, except for public two-year schools for which an estimate of off-campus living expenses is included.
|Public 2-year school||$17,580|
|Public 4-year school, in-state||$25,290|
|Public 4-year school, out-of-state||$40,940|
|Private 4-year school, average||$50,900|
|Private 4-year school, expensive||$62,223|
Average Cost Data © The College Board. Costs are rounded to $100.
College costs have historically risen between 5% and 7% per year, higher than general inflation. The cost of public colleges, while significantly lower than most private colleges, has been rising faster.