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Table 319  Average undergraduate tuition and fees and room and board rates in degree-granting institutions, by percentile distribution of students, type and control of institution: 1997-98 and 1998-99

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                          |              Public institutions              |              Private institutions
  Type of student charge  |_______________________________________________|___________________________________________________
and percentile of student |     Total     |    4-year     |    2-year     |     Total       |    4-year       |     2-year
        enrollment        |_______________|_______________|_______________|_________________|_________________|_______________
                          |1997-98|1998-99|1997-98|1998-99|1997-98|1998-99|1997-98 |1998-99 |1997-98 |1998-99 |1997-98|1998-99
__________________________|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______
            1             |   2   |   3   |   4   |   5   |   6   |   7   |   8    |   9    |   10   |   11   |  12   |  13
__________________________|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______
                          |       |       |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |       |
 Tuition, room, and board |       |       |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |       |
10th percentile ..........|$4,923 |$5,185 |$5,535 |$5,930 |$2,980 |$3,083 |$11,677 |$12,228 |$12,119 |$12,612 |$5,726 |$5,916
25th percentile ..........| 6,069 | 6,327 | 6,285 | 6,630 | 3,407 | 3,613 | 15,082 | 15,720 | 15,305 | 15,800 | 6,370 | 7,169
Median (50th percentile) .| 7,126 | 7,565 | 7,420 | 7,735 | 4,163 | 4,361 | 19,359 | 20,289 | 19,516 | 20,385 |12,310 |13,030
75th percentile ..........| 8,762 | 9,097 | 8,919 | 9,326 | 5,130 | 5,427 | 24,063 | 25,062 | 24,072 | 25,314 |18,464 |19,130
90th percentile ..........|10,343 |10,744 |10,512 |10,746 | 6,338 | 6,395 | 28,821 | 30,224 | 28,821 | 30,234 |32,390 |21,035
                          |       |       |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |       |
         Tuition          |       |       |       |       |       |       |        |        |        |        |       |
10th percentile ..........|   696 |   682 | 1,926 | 1,934 |   405 |   360 |  6,245 |  6,440 |  6,840 |  7,092 | 4,746 | 4,960
25th percentile ..........| 1,404 | 1,440 | 2,139 | 2,245 |   740 |   720 |  8,720 |  9,100 |  9,478 |  9,950 | 6,000 | 6,285
Median (50th percentile) .| 2,139 | 2,208 | 2,866 | 3,009 | 1,275 | 1,330 | 12,464 | 13,300 | 13,165 | 13,818 | 7,105 | 7,501
75th percentile ..........| 3,192 | 3,214 | 3,929 | 3,992 | 1,723 | 1,764 | 16,300 | 17,067 | 16,511 | 17,662 | 8,988 | 9,321
90th percentile ..........| 4,206 | 4,277 | 4,460 | 4,699 | 2,340 | 2,374 | 21,210 | 22,120 | 21,360 | 22,422 |10,800 |11,680
__________________________|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|________|________|________|________|_______|_______

NOTE.--Data are for the entire academic year and are average charges paid by students. Student charges were weighted by the number of full-time-equivalent undergraduates, but were not adjusted to reflect student residency. The data have not been adjusted for changes in the purchasing power of the dollar. Data for 1998-99 are preliminary figures based on fall 1997 enrollment.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment" and "Institutional Characteristics" surveys. (This table was prepared October 1999.)

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