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Average and median academic year tuition and required fees for full-time students at Title IV institutions, by control of institution, student level, level of institution, and first-professional program: United States, academic year 2004–05
  Public
   
Student level, level of institution, and
first professional program
In-state Out-of-state Private not-
for-profit1
Private for-
profit1

  Average tuition and required fees per institution
         
   Undergraduate        
4-year $4,936 $12,088 $16,046 $13,063
2-year 2,412 5,332 8,182 11,248
Less-than-2-year 5,497 5,829 8,226 9,826
         
   Graduate 5,8052 12,4752 11,972 12,635
           
   First-professional        
Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.) 18,758
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 17,029 34,432 40,595
Law (L.L.B. or J.D.) 11,854 21,926 26,149
Medicine (M.D.) 17,668 34,637 34,499
Optometry (O.D.) 12,614 26,852 23,499
Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) 16,873 32,241 31,659
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 10,430 21,243 23,279
Podiatry (D.P.M., D.P., or Pod.D.) 23,186
Theology (M.Div., M.H.L., B.D., or Ordination) 10,109
Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) 12,690 28,918 26,251
         
  Median tuition and required fees per institution
         
   Undergraduate        
4-year 4,558 11,762 16,010 12,170
2-year 2,203 5,166 8,000 9,973
Less-than-2-year 4,900 4,904 6,652 9,988
         
   Graduate 5,2362 11,7582 10,160 11,250
           
   First-professional        
Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.) 20,570
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 17,702 33,801 40,797
Law (L.L.B. or J.D.) 10,906 21,479 26,747
Medicine (M.D.) 18,510 34,243 35,422
Optometry (O.D.) 12,291 27,419 24,258
Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) 16,150 30,957 32,704
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 10,205 21,755 22,353
Podiatry (D.P.M., D.P., or Pod.D.) 23,491
Theology (M.Div., M.H.L., B.D., or Ordination) 9,360
Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) 12,732 28,768 30,795

† Not applicable.

‡ Reporting standards not met; fewer than three respondents.

1 Average and median tuition and required fees for private institutions were calculated using rates reported for out-of-state students. 

2 Three 2-year institutions reported graduate-level tuition and/or fees in 2004–05.

NOTE: Tuition and required fees are average institutional charges, not average amounts paid by students (i.e., charges are not weighted by enrollment). Institutions that report tuitions by program are not included. U.S. service academies are not included. Averages and medians for first-professional programs were calculated based on only those institutions that offer degrees at the first-professional level. Medians were calculated using SAS, Version 8, Proc Univariate.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2004.