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How much does college cost?

Average tuition and fees for in-state students at public four-year colleges and universities in 2015-16 were recorded at $9,410, while average total charges, including tuition and fees and room and board, totaled $19,548. Average tuition and fees for out-of-state students at public four-year institutions were $23,893, while average total charges were $34,031. At private, nonprofit four-year colleges and universities, average tuition and fees in 2015-16 came in at $32,405, while total charges were $43,921.

To see how much college will cost by the time you enroll, use this college cost calculator from the College Board.

Source: Trends in College Pricing College Board

Also see the Department of Education's College Affordability and Transparency Center

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