Which colleges have the highest and lowest tuition and net prices?
Use the options below to generate a report on the highest (top 5%) and lowest (bottom 10%) academic year charges for each sector. Tuition reports include tuition and required fees. Net price is cost of attendance minus grant and scholarship aid. Data are reported by institutions and are for full-time beginning students.
How much do career and vocational programs cost?
Begin typing the name of a program (for example, “Cosmetology”) to generate a list of institutions that offer the program and the tuition and net prices they charge for the entire program. Data are reported by institutions on their largest program and are for full-time beginning undergraduate students. Not all institutions offering these vocational programs are included on this list. For a full list of institutions offering a program, go to College Navigator and search by program/major.
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How fast are college costs going up?
Select a type of institution below to see which ones have the highest increases in tuition and fees and net prices (cost of attendance after grant and scholarship aid). Data are for full-time beginning undergraduate students.
To download the data file of all Title IV institutions used to generate the 2018 College Affordability and Transparency lists, click here.
For archived College Affordability and Transparency list data, click here.
For more information on the data used in these lists, go to the IPEDS website.
What are some reasons for the increase in college costs?
Institutions placed on the CATC highest tuition or net price list are required by the Higher Education Act of 1965 to complete the College Affordability and Transparency Form (CATEF) to explain why costs have gone up at their school, and how the rising costs could be addressed. The CATEF Summary Guide to College Costs summarizes institutions’ responses to their inclusion on the lists.
For Summary Reports of responses from institutions on CATC lists, click here.