Tuition and Fees, 1998-99 Through 2016-17

October 26, 2016

This table shows the "sticker prices" — published tuition and required fees — at more than 3,000 colleges and universities for the 2016-17 academic year. Click the institutions' names to see historical data back to 1998.


About the Data

If an institution charges in-state and out-of-state residents the same rate, the amount is repeated in the "Out-of-state" columns so that readers can sort institutions accordingly. Many institutions, including most community colleges, do not offer room and board. In those cases, the "Total" columns repeat the tuition and fees figure.

The figures represent charges to first-time, full-time undergraduates based, typically, on a nine-month academic year of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours. The data do not reflect the cost of attendance at an institution after grants and other student aid are considered. That net cost is lower than the published fees shown. Room-and-board fees charged by colleges may represent differing numbers of meals per week and so may not be comparable among institutions.

Historical data are in actual dollars by default, but can be adjusted for inflation, based on Bureau of Labor Statistics national figures, using the toggle button in the expanded historical view.

The College Board collected the figures for 2016-17 in its "Annual Survey of Colleges 2016." © 2016, the College Board. This material may not be copied, published, rewritten, or redistributed without permission. For more information on these data, contact the College Board at