The top 10 US public universities with the highest out-of-state fees
Studying interstate isn’t always your cheapest option.
Despite the perception that higher education at public, state-run institutions is often cheaper, new data reveals a number of public universities across the United States charge formidable fees for out-of-state students.
Statistics published in The College Board’s Trends in College Pricing 2016 reveal the average cost for an out-of-state student to attend public university for one year is $34,220, while private universities charge $43,870.
However, a number of public institutions across the US set their fees at a higher rate for out-of-state students.
The latest U.S. News & World Report data found some of the most reputable and renowned public universities are charging non-residents more than $40,000 in fees and tuition each year.
The data reveals the costliest public universities for out-of-state students in the 2016/17 school year. Over half of the schools listed in the top 10 are part of the University of California system, while three are in Virginia.
Institutions which made the list include University of Vermont, University of California-Santa Barbara, University of California-San Diego, Virginia’s College of William and Mary and Virginia Military Institute.
The widest gap, among the top 10, between the cost of out-of-state fees and in-state fees is also the university seen to charge the most for interstate student attendance, the University of Virginia.
The cost gap between the two types of students is $29,344, equivalent to 187% more for out-of-state students.
The top 10 US public universities with the highest out-of-state fees:
|School||2016/2017 out-of-state tuition||2016/2017 in-state tuition|
|1. University of Virginia||$45,066||$15,722|
|2. Virginia Military Institute||$41,801||$17,492|
|3. College of William and Mary (VA)||$41,718||$18,687|
|4. University of California-San Diego||$41,387||$14,705|
|5. University of California-Davis||$40,728||$14,046|
|6. University of California-Santa Barbara||$40,704||$14,022|
|7. University of Vermont||$40,364||$17,300|
|8. University of California-Riverside||$40,263||$13,581|
|9. University of California-Santa Cruz||$40,241||$13,559|
|10. University of California-Berkeley||$40,191||$13,509|