Projected average cost (tuition, books, room and board) of four years at colleges and universities across the country. Assumes an inflation rate of 7% in college costs.
Average Tuition and Fee and Room and Board Charges by College Board Region and Sector, in 2012 Dollars, 2002-03 and 2012-13 (Enrollment-Weighted)
The blue bars report 2002-03 prices and the orange bars report 2012-13 prices. In each bar, the darker segment corresponds to published tuition and fees and the lighter segment corresponds to room and board charges. The height of the entire bar reflects total tuition and fee and room and board charges.
Source: The College Board (2012-13 figures)
Notes & Sources
NOTE: Public two-year room and board charges are based on commuter housing and food costs. States and territories included in the regions are as follows: Middle States: DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, and PR; Midwest: IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI, and WV; New England: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT; South: AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, and VA; Southwest: AR, NM, OK, and TX; West: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, and WY.
SOURCE: The College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges.
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