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Table 384. Average total cost of attendance for first-time, full-time undergraduate students in degree-granting institutions, by control and level of institution, living arrangement, and component of student costs: 2009–10, 2010–11, and 2011-12
[In current dollars]
Level of institution, living arrangement, and component of student costs 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12
All insti-
tutions
Public, in-state Private All insti-
tutions
Public, in-state Private All insti-
tutions
Public, in-state Private
Non-
profit
For-profit Non-
profit
For-profit Non-
profit
For-profit
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
4-year institutions                        
Average total cost, by living arrangement                        
On campus $26,380 $19,312 $38,240 $28,555 $27,435 $20,114 $39,772 $30,130 $28,739 $20,997 $41,418 $30,840
Off campus, living with family 19,491 12,103 30,456 18,969 19,940 12,561 31,630 20,226 20,989 13,328 32,939 22,595
Off campus, not living with family 28,312 20,952 38,753 27,412 29,390 21,665 40,148 29,114 29,736 22,364 41,582 30,121
                         
Component of student costs                        
Tuition and required fees 13,994 6,893 25,702 13,242 14,551 7,249 26,769 14,236 15,359 7,731 27,949 15,643
Books and supplies 1,055 1,166 1,179 523 1,134 1,194 1,217 799 1,245 1,232 1,238 1,416
Room, board, and other expenses                        
On campus                        
Room and board 8,561 8,134 9,071 10,420 8,921 8,502 9,464 9,370 9,271 8,831 9,853 9,533
Other 2,770 3,118 2,288 4,370 2,829 3,169 2,323 5,726 2,864 3,203 2,378 4,249
Off campus, living with family                        
Other 4,442 4,044 3,575 5,204 4,256 4,118 3,645 5,191 4,385 4,365 3,752 5,537
Off campus, not living with family                        
Room and board 8,584 8,924 8,140 8,472 8,679 9,085 8,391 8,543 8,759 9,263 8,421 8,256
Other 4,680 3,968 3,732 5,175 5,026 4,137 3,772 5,536 4,372 4,138 3,974 4,807
                         
2-year institutions                        
Average total cost, by living arrangement                        
On campus $14,398 $11,815 $23,553 $29,352 $15,267 $12,398 $24,654 $29,587 $14,383 $12,823 $26,840 $27,713
Off campus, living with family 9,822 7,579 17,311 20,477 10,451 7,933 17,334 21,143 9,421 8,150 20,324 19,692
Off campus, not living with family 17,294 14,873 25,754 28,201 17,934 15,278 25,773 28,805 16,882 15,526 29,301 27,362
                         
Component of student costs                        
Tuition and required fees 4,816 2,640 12,698 14,918 5,230 2,794 12,839 15,373 4,222 2,970 14,335 14,343
Books and supplies 1,255 1,235 1,229 1,392 1,324 1,292 1,276 1,514 1,314 1,314 1,413 1,301
Room, board, and other expenses                        
On campus                        
Room and board 5,518 5,186 7,061 8,979 5,719 5,384 7,460 8,628 5,829 5,552 7,880 8,655
Other 2,809 2,754 2,565 4,063 2,994 2,928 3,079 4,071 3,018 2,988 3,212 3,414
Off campus, living with family                        
Other 3,751 3,704 3,384 4,167 3,897 3,847 3,219 4,256 3,884 3,866 4,576 4,048
Off campus, not living with family                        
Room and board 7,494 7,344 8,105 7,933 7,539 7,428 8,267 7,836 7,507 7,466 8,270 7,670
Other 3,729 3,654 3,721 3,958 3,841 3,763 3,391 4,082 3,839 3,776 5,283 4,048
NOTE: Excludes students who previously attended another postsecondary institution or who began their studies on a part-time basis. Tuition and fees at public institutions are the lower of either in-district or in-state tuition and fees. Data illustrating the average total cost of attendance for all students are weighted by the number of students at the institution receiving Title IV aid. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2010 through Spring 2012, Student Financial Aid component; and Fall 2009 through Fall 2011, Institutional Characteristics component. (This table was prepared November 2012.)
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