The cost of a college education varies dramatically by geography.
According to a new report, the average cost of education in the United States is $28,821, or about 5 percent of the average household income.
But there’s a lot more to it than that.
Here are some of the big differences between the costs of college and private education:The cost of attending college varies wildly by location.
According the report, $1,622 is the median cost for a college degree in the U.S.
In contrast, the median for private education is $9,521, and the average is $26,903.
Here’s how much the average American student pays for a bachelor’s degree:And here’s how the average student in the country spends on tuition and fees:In short, the difference in costs is huge.
If you want to find out if a school you attend offers a college or private education, it’s best to start with the cost of the education itself.
The report looked at the cost per credit hour, or credit hours.
The more credits you have, the more money you’ll pay.
A typical college course costs $35,000, and private schools will cost you $6,000.
The difference is a lot.
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