Cost of College
The cost of higher education
About This Data
Compiled from the National Center of Education Statistics Annual Digest and became available here. Specifically, Table 330.20: Average undergraduate tuition and fees and room and board rates charged for full-time students in degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by control and level of institution and state or jurisdiction
This dataset allows us to have a significantly better understanding of the costs involved in a college degree.
Further analysis we could do with such a dataset includes:
Finding the state with the lowest average room and board price
Compare our findings in this dataset with another that includes other information about schools in specific states.
Determine the state with the best return on investment based on average first year salary and compare that to costs.
Things to try in the data set:
Roll data up into groups of values within a column to look for trends. Place groups inside of groups to drill down another level, then group again!
Use the filters to narrow down the file to the values that interest you most. Only show values that include, exclude, contain, or are greater than a value (to name a few). Then add another level of filtering with AND / OR logic to dive deeper.
Not sure where to start? Use search to find values in the file and then go back and filter or group the entire data set down to just that value.
Average cost of tuition by year
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Public out-of-state schools are nearly twice as expensive as in-state students on average.
On average, 4 year colleges are more than twice as expensive as 2 year. Around $15,000 vs. around $6,000
On average, the state with the cheapest 4-year tuition is Utah, at $10,983.
Whether you are looking to go to college, pay for it, or are just a curious individual, this dataset is for you. This dataset includes the fees/tuition cost, as well as room/board cost for all variations of education for each state. With well over 3,000 entries, this dataset is incredibly useful for understanding the costs of a higher education, and where these costs can be mitigated.