Gulp!

Courtesy of a Forefield alert

On October 28, 2010, the College Board released college cost figures for the 2010/2011 academic year in its annual Trends in College Pricing report. Here are the highlights:

 

    Four-year public colleges (in-state students):

  • Tuition and fees increased an average of 7.9% to $7,605
  • Room and board increased an average of 4.6% to $8,535
  • Total average cost* for 2010/2011: $20,339

 

    Four-year public colleges (out-of-state students):

  • Tuition and fees increased an average of 6.0% to $19,595
  • Room and board increased an average of 4.6% to $8,535
  • Total average cost* for 2010/2011: $32,329

 

    Four-year private colleges:

  • Tuition and fees increased an average of 4.5% to $27,293
  • Room and board increased an average of 3.9% to $9,700
  • Total average cost* for 2009/2010: $40,476

 

*”Total average cost” includes tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and other miscellaneous costs.

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