All About Education in America

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  • How Safe Is My Child?
  • Jump Start on College Courses
  • What Is the Cost of College?
  • How Can I Get Financial Help?
  • After Investing in College, How Many Will Graduate?
  • Are the Costs of College Worth It?
  • Facts and Figures on the Nation's School System
  • How Many Students Are There?
  • Who Is Teaching Them?
  • How Much Is Spent on Education
  • What Are Students Being Taught?
  • Dressed for Success

What Is the Cost of College?

Two-year public community colleges will cost in-state students and their parents about $10,550 this academic year, while the price tag for attending a four-year public institution of higher education averages about $17,860, according to the College Board. The cost of a private four-year college or university averages about $39,518 a year.

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