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Cost of Higher Education, 1985–2007

Year All institutions 4-year
institutions
2-year
institutions
All institutions
1985–19861 $4,885 $5,504 $3,367
1995–1996 8,800 10,330 4,725
1999–2000 10,444 12,352 5,408
2000–2001 10,818 12,922 5,460
2001–2002 11,380 13,639 5,718
2002–2003 12,014 14,439 6,252
2003–2004 12,955 15,504 6,716
2004–2005 13,792 16,509 7,086
2005–2006 14,629 17,447 7,231
2006–2007 15,434 18,445 7,497
Public institutions
1985–19861 $3,571 $3,859 $2,981
1995–1996 6,256 7,014 4,217
2000–2001 7,586 8,653 4,839
2001–2002 8,022 9,196 5,137
2002–2003 8,502 9,787 5,601
2003–2004 9,249 10,674 6,020
2004–2005 9,864 11,426 6,375
2005–2006 10,454 12,108 6,492
2006–2007 11,034 12,805 6,810
Private institutions2
1985–19861 $8,885 $9,228 $6,512
1995–1996 17,208 17,612 11,563
2000–2001 21,368 21,856 14,788
2001–2002 22,413 22,896 15,825
2002–2003 23,340 23,787 17,753
2003–2004 24,636 25,083 19,559
2004–2005 25,810 26,257 20,093
2005–2006 26,889 27,317 21,170
2006–2007 27,317 28,896 20,167
NOTE: Data are for the entire academic year and are average total charges for full-time attendance.
1. Room and board data are estimated.
2. Data for private 2-year colleges must be interpreted with caution, because of their low response rate.
Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics 2008.

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