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National Center for Education Statistics

Ø No institutions met the criteria to be included in this cell.

1For public institutions, “in-district” refers to the charges paid by a student who lives in the locality surrounding the institution, such as county.

2On-campus average price is based on those institutions that offer on-campus housing and/or meal service.

3Off-campus average price is based on those institutions that do not require full-time, first-time students to live on-campus.

NOTE: Title IV institutions are those with a written agreement with the U.S. Department of Education that allows the institution to participate in any of the Title IV federal student financial assistance programs. United States includes the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The four U.S. service academies that are not Title IV eligible are included in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) universe because they are federally funded and open to the public. However, these four U.S. service academies are not included in this table. Amounts are institutional averages as reported by the institution, not average amounts paid by students (i.e., charges are not weighted by enrollment). These figures for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates differ from the data in tables 5, 6, and 7 that apply to all full-time undergraduates. The time points displayed in this table were chosen to demonstrate the range of data available from IPEDS for trend analysis, not to emphasize any particular period of change. Out-of-state average tuition and required fees were used for private institutions that reported varying tuitions by residency. These figures may differ from the tuition and required fee charges in table 6 that apply to all full-time undergraduates. The average components of academic year cost of attendance in this table may not sum to the corresponding average cost of attendance in table 9 because not all institutions report all components of academic year cost of attendance separately (e.g., an institution may report a comprehensive fee in lieu of the individual components). Institutions with academic calendars that differ by program or allow continuous enrollment are not included in this table. All amounts from 2018–19 were converted to 2020 dollars using the average Consumer Price Index values for the 12-month periods ending in December 2018 and December 2020. Definitions for terms used in this table may be found in the collection year’s archived downloadable glossary located at

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS, Fall 2020, Institutional Characteristics component (final data).