What are tuition fees like at US colleges and universities?
US colleges and universities charge high tuition fees by international standards. The average tuition fee at a good university is around USD $20,500 per year for international students.
It should also be remembered that US bachelor-degree courses typically run for 4 years. This adds an extra year of study compared to similar degrees in many other countries.
Indicative tuition fees for international students
* Bachelor of Business (or equivalent) — Updated: 7 March 2016
University Annual fee* Michigan Technological University $16,368 Northeastern University $22,310 University of Arkansas Fayetteville $22,880 Average $20,519
Fee variation in the USA
Fee structures are flat at most American education institutions.
- Often, there is a standard tuition fee that applies to most international students at the university or college.
- Variation between courses is smaller than in other countries, which is good for students studying science and engineering subjects for example.