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Trends in College Pricing - Outpacing Inflation


College Board released its Trends in College Pricing report that highlights college cost increases for the current academic year (2013) and trends in the world of higher education.  While costs can vary significantly by region and individual college, the report publishes average cost figures based on its survey of 3,500 colleges nationwide.  To read the full report, visit www.trends.collegeboard.org

 

Public Colleges (in-state students)

·Tuition and fees increased an average of 4.8% to $8,655

·Room and board increased 3.7% to $9,205

·Total average cost for 2012/2013 is $17,860

 

Public Colleges (out-of-state students)

·Tuition and fees increased an average of 4.2% to $21,706

·Room and board increased 3.7% to $9,205

·Total average cost for 2012/2013 is $30,911

 

Private Colleges

·Tuition and fees increased an average of 4.2% to $29,056

·Room and board increased an average of 3.7% to $10,462

·Total average cost for 2012/2013 is $39,518

 
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