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Cost of college

Daniel Gutierrez

Cost of college

CREATED Jul. 17, 2013

The fall semester is just around the corner and it's costing more and more to go to college these days.

According to consumer site EasyFianance, the average annual cost for a public four-year college in the U.S. is $17,227. 

If the student is from out of state, that yearly cost jumps up to $25,892. A private four-year school runs about $31,915 a year.

And those prices are only for tuition. They don't include the cost of books or a computer or health costs.

Research shows there are nearly 20 million students in the United States going to college.