The American Council on Education (ACCE) has released a list of the top 5 colleges and universities that offer the lowest tuition and fees per credit hour.
This list, which is based on an annual survey by the ACCE, comes from the most recent data.
The survey finds that at the nation’s top 50 institutions, the average tuition is $3,300 per credit-hour and the average fee is $2,800.
At the bottom 50 institutions on the list, the median tuition and fee is only $1,500 per credit hours.
That means the average student costs $13,100 annually on average to attend the top 50 schools.
For comparison, the typical public college student at a state university is $35,700 per year.
If you are a bachelor’s degree or higher, you will pay an average of $17,100 per year to attend an institution that offers a four-year degree or less.
While the average price of attendance at the top of the list is $19,800 per year, it comes with a lot of fees.
In addition to the typical tuition and $2.50 per credit, there are additional fees like books and supplies and room and board.
You also pay a monthly fee for an online account and a yearly fee for a phone account.
All of this adds up to a steep price tag.
To top it all off, the top five institutions on this list are all public colleges.
Not surprisingly, they charge more than the rest of the country.
But the bottom five schools all charge a little less.
Here are the five most expensive schools.
North Carolina State University – $6,000 per credit