Tuition and fees at community colleges this academic year average just above one-third (35%) that of in-state tuition and fees at public four-year institutions, according to the College Board’s annual report on trends in college pricing. The average public two-year college tuition and fees increased this year by $60 to $3,860. At four-year public institutions, the average Read More »
Sometimes it’s worth emphasizing the obvious: A larger percentage of community college students pay for their own education than students attending four-year colleges. But results from a new Cengage survey of 1,200 undergraduate students ages 18 to 44 (see graph below) show just how big the gap is between the two groups: 61% of four-year Read More »
The average tuition and fees for community college students are far less than for students at in-state public four-year institutions, but it is estimated that their costs for transportation, supplies and other expenses are slightly higher. The average estimated full-time tuition and fees for public two-year college students for the 2021-22 academic year is $3,800, Read More »
Community colleges continue to offer the lowest average tuition and fees compared to all other sectors of higher education. For the 2019-20 academic year, average annual tuition and fees at community colleges was $3,730, compared to $10,440 average annual tuition and fees at public four-year institutions. The relatively low price of attendance at community colleges Read More »
Nearly three-fourths of American adults support free college tuition for those who qualify for it. Read the full PDF.
Nearly 60 percent of public two-year college students who earn an associate degree are not saddled with student loan debt. Read the full PDF.
Students from families who earn $30,000 or less a year use at least half of that income to cover the average net cost of a public two-year college. Read full PDF.
Community college tuition and fees remain the lowest of all sectors in higher education. Read the full PDF.