Average Cost of College by State

Scholaroo conducted an analysis of data gathered from public and private colleges across the United States to reveal the average expenses for out-of-state students at each state’s universities.

Education is a cornerstone of progress and opportunity, empowering individuals to achieve their dreams and contribute meaningfully to society. As the importance of higher education continues to grow, the cost of attending college has become a critical concern for students, families, and policymakers alike.

The report titled “Average Cost of College by State” endeavors to shed light on the comprehensive landscape of college tuition costs throughout the United States. By analyzing and comparing data from public and private institutions across each state, this study aims to offer an overview of the financial burden students face when pursuing their academic aspirations.

The data takes into account all expenses, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, on-campus room and board, and other on-campus expenses for out-of-state students living on campus.

Average Cost of College for Out-of-State Students

Public 4-Year Out-of-State Colleges & Universities
Cost of Attendance
  • Tuition & Fees: $26,820
  • Room & Board: $11,510
  • Books & Supplies: $1,240
  • Transportation: $1,230
  • Other Expenses: $2,170
  • Total Annual Cost: $42,970
Private 4-Year Not-for-Profit Colleges & Universities
Cost of Attendance
  • Tuition & Fees: $36,880
  • Room & Board: $12,990
  • Books & Supplies: $1,240
  • Transportation: $1,060
  • Other Expenses: $1,810
  • Total Annual Cost: $53,980
Methodology

Scholaroo┬┤s data team gathered information from official public data available that displays the average total cost for one year at 1,728 different colleges and universities around the United States.

The total annual cost at each school reflects the 2018-19 academic year and takes into account all expenses, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, on-campus room and board, and other on-campus expenses for out-of-state students living on campus.