Tuition and Fees, 1998-99 Through 2017-18

November 28, 2017

This table shows the "sticker prices" — published tuition and required fees — at more than 3,000 colleges and universities for the 2017-18 academic year. Click the institutions' names to see historical data back to 1998.


Correction (1/4/2018, 4:00p.m.): The inflation-adjusted numbers used in this interactive did not draw from the same months as those used in print. They have been corrected to match.

Correction (11/29/2017, 5:00p.m.): The newly added 2017-18 data omitted fees data. That error has been corrected.

Correction (12/4/2017, 1:00p.m.): For 2017-18 data, colleges for which in and out of state tuition is the same omitted out-of-state tuitions. Those values have been added.

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 2017-18 in its "Annual Survey of Colleges 2017." © 2017, 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