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Cost of Attendance

Parents trying to calculate how much they will actually be required to pay for their child’s college education are often frustrated by the opacity of the process. Tuition, the price of which is easy enough to locate, unfortunately, does not provide a complete picture of the final figure that will manifest when it’s time to pay the bill. In 2011, Congress began requiring that any school receiving federal funds must post its full cost of attendance (COA). This figure is the average cost to attend for a full academic year (not counting summers). The COA must include 1) tuition and fees; 2) room and board; 3) books/supplies; 4) transportation; and 5) personal expenses. Colleges are required to update the COA annually. For your convenience, College Transitions has compiled a comprehensive list of COA totals for the 2018-19 school year. Data was collected from each institution's 2018-19 Common Data Set.

Table Updated August 2019

InstitutionCost of Attendance (In-State)Cost of Attendance (Out-of-State)
Mississippi State University$22,729$37,329
Milwaukee School of Engineering$56,479$56,479
Middlebury College$74,248$74,248
Michigan State University$28,408$53,713
Miami University$31,935$51,010
Messiah College$49,470$49,470
Massachusetts Institute of Technology$73,160$73,160
Marquette University$59,952$59,952
Marlboro College$43,280$43,280
Marist College$60,620$60,620
Macalester College$71,053$71,053
Loyola University Maryland$68,650$68,650
Loyola University Chicago$63,148$63,148
Loyola Marymount University$70,717$70,717
Louisiana State University$27,453$44,129
Lewis & Clark College$65,536$65,536
Lehigh University$71,465$71,465
Lawrence University$61,716$61,716
Lake Forest College$61,800$61,800
Lafayette College$73,166$73,166
Knox College$60,136$60,136
Kettering University$55,080$55,080
Kenyon College$71,150$71,150
Kalamazoo College$62,823$62,823
Juniata College$61,875$61,875
Johns Hopkins University$74,528$74,528
James Madison University$24,404$41,118
Ithaca College$64,377$64,377
Indiana University$24,176$48,951
Illinois Wesleyan University$63,298$63,298
Illinois Institute of Technology$66,830$66,830
Howard University$42,880$42,880
Hope College$48,330$48,330
Hood College$56,808$56,808
Hollins University$55,290$55,290
Hofstra University$63,458$63,458
Hobart and William Smith Colleges$73,500$73,500
High Point University$53,470$53,470
Haverford College$76,414$76,414
Harvey Mudd College$76,953$76,953
Harvard University$73,800$73,800
Hampshire College$67,514$67,514
Hamilton College$69,990$69,990
Gustavus Adolphus College$58,340$58,340
Grinnell College$67,646$67,646
Goucher College$61,130$61,130
Gonzaga University$60,604$60,604
Gettysburg College$70,850$70,850
Georgia State University$30,449$49,487
Georgia Institute of Technology$31,080$51,676
Georgia College$27,340$46,520
Georgetown University$77,768$77,768
Georgetown College$52,840$52,840
George Washington University$74,160$74,160
George Mason University$27,452$50,912
Furman University$65,588$65,588
Franklin & Marshall College$73,270$73,270
Fordham University$75,467$75,467
Florida State University$22,125$37,292
Florida International University$21,352$33,750
Florida Institute of Technology$58,650$58,650
Florida Atlantic University$24,447$40,003
Fairfield University$65,140$65,140
Evergreen State College$22,430$40,940
Emory University$71,588$71,588
Emerson College$71,682$71,682
Elon University$49,949$49,949
Yeshiva University$64,050$64,050
Eckerd College$60,594$60,594
Yale University$75,860$75,860
East Carolina University$20,316$36,593
Xavier University$55,760$55,760
Earlham College$58,900$58,900
Worcester Polytechnic Institute$70,012$70,012
Duquesne University$55,480$55,480
Wofford College$61,415$61,415
Duke University$76,929$76,929
Wittenberg University$53,444$53,444
Drexel University$71,657$71,657
Williams College$74,870$74,870
Drew University$58,514$58,514
Whittier College$65,253$65,253
Drake University$56,778$56,778
Whitman College$69,532$69,532
Dickinson College$73,454$73,454
Wheaton College (MA)$70,364$70,364
DePauw University$66,546$66,546
Wheaton College (IL)$50,530$50,530
DePaul University$57,114$57,114
Westmont College$64,240$64,240
Denison University$68,280$68,280
West Chester University of Pennsylvania$22,377$33,951
Davidson College$70,177$70,177
Wesleyan University$75,693$75,693
Dartmouth College$76,718$76,718
Wentworth Institute of Technology$52,390$52,390
CUNY, Hunter College$26,804$38,474
Wellesley College$75,198$75,198
CUNY, City College$7,205$18,475
Washington University$75,564$75,564
CUNY, Brooklyn College$28,797$40,467
Washington State University$26,557$41,135
CUNY, Baruch College$28,740$40,410
Washington and Lee University$70,500$70,500
Creighton University$55,874$55,874
Washington & Jefferson College$63,882$63,882
Cornell University$75,243$75,243
Wake Forest University$75,180$75,180
Cornell College$56,592$56,592
Wabash College$58,020$58,020
Cooper Union$63,092$63,092
Virginia Tech$25,933$44,473
Connecticut College$74,190$74,190
Villanova University$69,878$69,878
Columbia University$80,394$80,394
Vassar College$65,240$75,240
Colorado State University$26,355$44,256
Vanderbilt University$71,110$71,110
Colorado School of Mines$34,853$54,473
Ursinus College$69,302$69,302
Colorado College$73,600$73,600
University of Wisconsin$25,789$52,849
College of William and Mary$38,343$61,704
University of Washington$27,638$53,019
College of the Holy Cross$71,710$71,710
University of Virginia$33,083$63,780
College of the Atlantic$54,444$54,444
University of Vermont$34,990$59,878
College of Charleston$28,020$48,350
University of Utah$23,420$44,054
Colgate University$74,700$74,970
University of Tulsa$59,013$59,013
Colby College$73,600$73,600
University of Texas at Dallas$27,806$51,648
Clemson University$29,082$50,436
University of Texas at Austin$25,016$51,986
Clark University$56,650$56,650
University of Tennessee$30,346$48,536
Claremont McKenna College$73,775$73,775
University of St. Thomas (MN)$59,393$59,393
Christopher Newport University$30,520$42,986
University of Southern California$74,722$74,722
Chapman University$76,412$76,412
University of South Florida$21,720$32,634
Centre College$54,760$54,760
University of South Carolina$26,666$47,348
Catholic University$65,914$65,914
University of Scranton$63,572$63,572
Case Western Reserve University$69,068$69,068
University of San Francisco$69,892$69,892
Carnegie Mellon University$74,116$74,116
University of San Diego$70,135$70,135
Carleton College$73,500$73,500
University of Rochester$74,968$74,968
Canisius College$41,488$41,488
University of Richmond$69,750$69,750
Calvin College$47,700$47,700
University of Rhode Island$29,838$46,562
California Poly, San Luis Obispo$27,056
University of Redlands$71,488$71,488
California Institute of Technology$74,763$74,763
University of Puget Sound$67,646$67,646
Butler University$61,000$61,000
University of Portland$64,198$64,198
Bucknell University$75,400$75,400
University of Pittsburgh$34,454$48,454
Bryn Mawr College$73,540$73,540
University of Pennsylvania$77,264$77,264
Bryant University$63,911$63,911
University of Oregon$28,041$51,621
Brown University$77,490$77,490
University of Oklahoma$27,504$42,885
Brigham Young University$16,780$22,570
University of Notre Dame$73,443$73,443
Brandeis University$76,141$76,141
University of North Texas$23,785$36,445
Bradley University$47,570$47,570
University of North Carolina at Wilmington$23,207$37,272
Bowdoin College$73,800$73,800
University of North Carolina at Greensboro$19,238$34,398
Boston University$71,988$71,988
University of North Carolina at Charlotte$20,966$34,400
Boston College$75,586$75,586
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$23,476$50,655
Birmingham Southern College$33,170$33,170
University of North Carolina at Asheville$19,175$35,898
Bentley University$71,320$71,320
University of New Hampshire$34,022$50,552
Bennington College$76,525$76,525
University of Nebraska-Lincoln$25,624$42,064
Beloit College$61,584$61,584
University of Montana$21,191$40,055
Belmont University$48,170$48,170
University of Missouri, Kansas City$25,290$41,175
Baylor University$64,400$64,400
University of Missouri, Columbia$24,723$42,594
Bates College$73,238$73,238
University of Mississippi$23,162$39,434
Barnard College$78,044$78,044
University of Minnesota, Morris$24,360$26,414
Bard College$73,912$73,912
University of Minnesota$28,591$46,889
Babson College$72,378$72,378
University of Michigan$30,298$64,386
Austin College$56,007$56,007
University of Miami$69,748$69,748
Auburn University$28,632$47,880
University of Massachusetts Amherst$32,472$51,793
Arizona State University$26,672$44,186
University of Maryland, Baltimore County$26,814$42,448
Appalachian State University$18,018$32,679
University of Maryland$25,388$50,009
Amherst College$73,966$73,966
University of Mary Washington$25,910$42,402
American University$64,769$64,769
University of Maine$25,088$44,888
Allegheny College$63,900$63,900
University of Louisville$21,914$37,536
Alfred University$52,058$52,058
University of Kentucky$29,528$47,848
Albion College$61,720$61,720
University of Kansas$23,762$39,972
Agnes Scott College$57,505$57,505
University of Iowa$23,593$45,559
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign$31,082$48,224
University of Illinois at Chicago$28,400$41,616
University of Houston$23,998$39,448
University of Hawaii at Manoa$28,855$50,887
University of Georgia$26,186$45,226
University of Florida$20,101$42,378
University of Denver$68,596$68,596
University of Delaware$31,342$51,972
University of Dayton$60,900$60,900
University of Dallas$57,780$57,780
University of Connecticut, Storrs$33,134$55,802
University of Colorado Boulder$30,108$54,862
University of Cincinnati$26,978$42,312
University of Chicago$81,531$81,531
University of Central Florida$20,289$36,388
University of California, Santa Cruz$36,499$65,491
University of California, Santa Barbara$36,046$65,038
University of California, San Diego$33,075$62,067
University of California, Riverside$36,303$65,295
University of California, Los Angeles$34,390$63,382
University of California, Irvine$11,442$40,434
University of California, Davis$35,265$64,257
University of California, Berkeley$36,020$65,012
University of Arizona$27,001$48,222
University of Alabama$24,472$42,922
United States Naval Academy$0$0
United States Military Academy$0$0
United States Merchant Marine Academy$4,050$4,050
United States Coast Guard Academy$1,056$1,056
United States Air Force Academy$0$0
Union College$73,410$73,410
Tulane University$74,884$74,884
Tufts University$76,200$76,200
Truman State University$20,857$28,051
Trinity University$60,780$60,780
Trinity College$76,450$76,450
Towson University$25,554$38,822
The College of Wooster$63,100$63,100
The College of New Jersey$34,847$46,825
Texas Tech University$24,412$36,862
Texas Christian University$67,114$67,114
Texas A&M University$26,144$51,812
Temple University$34,652$49,030
Syracuse University$72,371$72,371
Swarthmore College$73,524$73,524
Susquehanna University$64,490$64,490
SUNY, University at Buffalo$27,030$44,700
SUNY, University at Albany$25,420$42,260
SUNY, Stony Brook University$25,591$43,261
SUNY, Purchase College$25,812$35,592
SUNY, Oswego$24,580$34,160
SUNY, New Paltz$25,130$35,040
SUNY, Geneseo$24,945$34,855
SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry$25,059$34,839
SUNY, Binghamton University$26,612$43,452
Stonehill College$60,571$60,571
Stevens Institute of Technology$72,034$72,034
Stanford University$74,570$74,570
St. Olaf College$62,380$62,380
St. Mary's College of Maryland$29,868$45,630
St. Lawrence University$72,644$72,644
Spelman College$51,310$51,310
Southwestern University$58,190$58,190
Southern Methodist University$75,710$75,710
Smith College$74,618$74,618
Skidmore College$71,480$71,480
Siena College$56,460$56,460
Sewanee: University of the South$62,290$62,290
Seton Hall University$62,782$62,782
Seattle University$62,721$62,721
Scripps College$73,756$73,756
Sarah Lawrence College$74,740$74,740
Santa Clara University$73,965$73,965
San Francisco State University$25,326$37,206
San Diego State University$28,935$40,815
Samford University$47,584$47,584
Saint Michael's College$61,864$61,864
Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame$59,120$59,120
Saint Louis University$61,456$61,456
Rutgers University$32,443$48,751
Rollins College$69,230$69,230
Rochester Institute of Technology$61,180$61,180
Rice University$67,102$67,102
Rhodes College$61,908$61,908
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute$73,816$73,816
Reed College$75,010$75,010
Ramapo College of New Jersey$30,985$40,326
Quinnipiac University$66,880$66,880
Purdue University$22,812$41,614
Providence College$69,730$69,730
Princeton University$70,200$70,200
Pomona College$74,480$74,480
Pitzer College$75,850$75,850
Pepperdine University$74,312$74,312
Penn State University$35,086$51,490
Oregon State University$28,477$48,082
Ohio University$26,244$35,708
Ohio State University$27,407$48,384
Oglethorpe University$56,710$56,710
Occidental College$73,102$73,102
Oberlin College$72,628$72,628
Northwestern University$77,549$77,549
Northeastern University$72,336$72,336
North Carolina State University$22,877$42,220
New York University$75,502$75,502
New Jersey Institute of Technology$36,638$52,050
New College of Florida$19,550$42,578
Muhlenberg College$69,415$69,415
Mount Holyoke College$69,478$69,478
Morehouse College$45,502$45,502
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