Average Community College Tuition Cost

  • For public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,846 per year for in-state students and $8,607 for out-of-state students (2018-19).
  • For private colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,466 per year.

Average Community College Tuition Cost (2018-19)

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Did You Know?
The least inexpensive state for community college tuition is New Mexico, with an average tuition of $3,846. The most expensive state for community college tuition is Pennsylvania, with an average tuition of $14,212.