Tuition and fees increased an average of 3+% - College Board Releases 2017-2018 College Cost Data

The College Board has released college cost data for the 2017-2018 school year in its annual Trends in College Pricing report. Here are the highlights:

Public colleges (in-state students):

  • Tuition and fees increased an average of 3.1% to $9,970
  • Room and board increased an average of 3.1% to $10,800
  • *Total average cost for 2017-2018: $25,290 (up from $24,610 in 2016-2017)

Public colleges (out-of-state students):

  • Tuition and fees increased an average of 3.2% to $25,620
  • Room and board increased an average of 3.1% to $10,800
  • *Total average cost for 2017-2018: $40,940 (up from $39,890 in 2016-2017)

Private colleges:

  • Tuition and fees increased an average of 3.6% to $34,740
  • Room and board increased an average of 3.0% to $12,210
  • *Total average cost for 2017-2018: $50,900 (up from $49,320 in 2016-2017)

* "Total average cost" includes direct billed costs for tuition, fees, room and board, plus a sum for books, transportation, and personal expenses, which will vary by student.