The Condition of Education 2014

Postsecondary Education

Price of Attending an Undergraduate Institution

The average net price (total cost minus grants) of attendance in 2011–12 for first-time, full-time students was $12,410 at public, in-state 4-year institutions, $21,330 at private for-profit 4-year institutions, and $23,540 at private nonprofit 4-year institutions.

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Average total cost and average net price of attending 4-year degree-granting institutions for first-time, full-time students, by control of institution: Academic year 2011–12

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).