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What was the average cost of college tuition in 2014?

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The average single-year tuition and fees for a public institution with in-state tuition, including room and board, in 2014 was $18,943, according to USA Today. For out-of-state students, the price increased to an average of $32,762. The average tuition including room and board at a private nonprofit was $42,419.

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Tuition and fees alone for an in-state four-year public institution averaged $9,139 in 2014. For a four-year private institution, the average tuition and fees totalled $31,121. Four-year public university tuition increased by 2.9 percent from 2013 for in-state students. It increased 3.3 percent for out-of-state students. Private nonprofit universities saw a tuition increase of 3.7 percent from the previous year.

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