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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 24


Indicator 24. College Costs


Average charges for full-time undergraduate students, by type and control of college: 1959-60 to 1994-95

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              Public 4-year colleges, in state  |      Private 4-year colleges      |  2-year colleges
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    Year                      Room   Total as a |                 Room   Total as a |
              Total  Tuition   and   percent of | Total  Tuition   and   percent of | Public    Private
                              board  median fam-|                 board  median fam-| tuition   tuition
                                     ily income |                        ily income |in state
------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|-------------------

                                       Current dollars

1959-60 ....   $810    $200    $610        15.0 |$1,510    $791    $719        27.9 |     $74      $444
1964-65 ....    951     255     696        14.5 | 1,914   1,095     819        29.1 |      99       702
1969-70 ....  1,237     357     880        13.1 | 2,551   1,557     994        27.0 |     178     1,034
1974-75 ....  1,646     512   1,134        12.8 | 3,397   2,126   1,271        26.3 |     277     1,367
1979-80 ....  2,327     738   1,590        11.9 | 5,013   3,225   1,788        25.6 |     355     2,062
                                                |                                   |
1982-83 ....  3,196   1,031   2,164        13.6 | 7,126   4,639   2,487        30.4 |     473     3,008
1983-84 ....  3,433   1,148   2,285        13.9 | 7,759   5,093   2,666        31.4 |     528     3,099
1984-85 ....  3,682   1,228   2,454        13.9 | 8,451   5,556   2,895        32.0 |     584     3,485
                                                |                                   |
1985-86 \1\.  3,859   1,318   2,541        13.9 | 9,228   6,121   3,108        33.3 |     641     3,672
1986-87 ....  4,138   1,414   2,724        14.0 |10,039   6,658   3,381        34.1 |     660     3,684
1987-88 ....  4,403   1,537   2,866        14.2 |10,659   7,116   3,543        34.4 |     706     4,161
1988-89 ....  4,678   1,646   3,032        14.5 |11,474   7,722   3,752        35.6 |     730     4,817
1989-90 ....  4,975   1,780   3,195        14.5 |12,284   8,396   3,888        35.9 |     756     5,196
                                                |                                   |
1990-91 ....  5,243   1,888   3,355        14.8 |13,237   9,083   4,154        37.4 |     824     5,570
1991-92 ....  5,695   2,119   3,577        15.8 |14,273   9,775   4,498        39.7 |     937     5,752
1992-93 ....  6,020   2,349   3,670        16.4 |15,009  10,294   4,716        40.8 |   1,025     6,059
1993-94 ....  6,365   2,537   3,829        17.2 |15,904  10,952   4,951        43.0 |   1,125     6,370
1994-95 \2\.. 6,674   2,689   3,985         --- |16,645  11,522   5,124         --- |   1,194     6,865

                                  Constant 1994-95 dollars

1959-60 ....  4,146   1,024   3,123        15.0 | 7,730   4,049   3,680        27.9 |     379     2,273
1964-65 ....  4,580   1,228   3,352        14.5 | 9,217   5,273   3,944        29.1 |     477     3,381
1969-70 ....  4,925   1,421   3,504        13.1 |10,157   6,199   3,958        27.0 |     709     4,117
1974-75 ....  4,780   1,487   3,293        12.8 | 9,865   6,174   3,691        26.3 |     804     3,970
                                                |                                   |
1979-80 ....  4,510   1,430   3,081        11.9 | 9,712   6,248   3,464        25.6 |     688     3,995
1982-83 ....  4,896   1,580   3,316        13.6 |10,920   7,109   3,811        30.4 |     725     4,610
1983-84 ....  5,073   1,696   3,377        13.9 |11,466   7,526   3,940        31.4 |     780     4,579
1984-85 ....  5,236   1,746   3,490        13.9 |12,018   7,901   4,117        32.0 |     830     4,956
                                                |                                   |
1985-86 \1\.  5,334   1,822   3,512        13.9 |12,756   8,461   4,296        33.3 |     886     5,075
1986-87 ....  5,595   1,912   3,683        14.0 |13,575   9,003   4,572        34.1 |     892     4,981
1987-88 ....  5,717   1,996   3,721        14.2 |13,840   9,239   4,600        34.4 |     917     5,403
1988-89 ....  5,806   2,043   3,763        14.5 |14,240   9,584   4,657        35.6 |     906     5,978
1989-90 ....  5,893   2,108   3,785        14.5 |14,551   9,945   4,606        35.9 |     896     6,155
                                                |                                   |
1990-91 ....  5,889   2,120   3,768        14.8 |14,867  10,202   4,666        37.4 |     925     6,256
1991-92 ....  6,199   2,306   3,893        15.8 |15,533  10,638   4,895        39.7 |   1,020     6,260
1992-93 ....  6,352   2,479   3,873        16.4 |15,840  10,863   4,977        40.8 |   1,082     6,394
1993-94 ....  6,547   2,610   3,939        17.2 |16,359  11,266   5,093        43.0 |   1,157     6,553
1994-95 \2\.. 6,674   2,689   3,985         --- |16,645  11,522   5,124         --- |   1,194     6,865
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-Data not available.

/1/ Room and board data are estimated.

/2/ Preliminary data based on fall 1993 enrollment data.

NOTE: In 1993, about 22 percent of all college students attended private colleges and universities. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, 1995; and Projections of Education Statistics to 1979-80.

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