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Columbia Tuition & Fees Report

Expensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does Columbia University in the City of New York Cost?

See current and projected tuition and fees for Columbia University in the City of New York, and how those expenses constrast to nationwide and regional averages. If you're looking for specific information on Columbia costs, you can go to any of the following sections:

How Much Does Columbia Charge for Tuition?

$62,466 In-State Tuition & Fees
$62,466 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

The average tuition and fees at Columbia University in the City of New York for undergraduates was $62,466 a year in 2020-2021. Students from New York did not receive a discount.

Tuition & Fees$59,450$3,016$62,466

Columbia tuition and fees is for one year of attendance, not including room and board.

Keep in mind a lot of students have financial aid and scholarships that decrease the cost of college.

How much does Columbia University in the City of New York cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do Columbia Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

The national out-of-state average for tuition and fees is $19,933 a year. With yearly tuition and fees charges running about $62,466 for out-of-state undergrads, Columbia University in the City of New York is relatively expensive when compared to other schools in the country. In-state students pay the same as out-of state ones at Columbia.

The chart below shows how Columbia compares to other schools nationwide, in the region, and in the state.

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Remember to also consider financial aid when trying to decide if you can afford to go to a particular school. For more details on that, see: Columbia University in the City of New York Financial Aid.

Columbia Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

2.22% Tuition Increase
3.17% Fee Increase
$274,921 Est. 4-Year Cost

Tuition and Fees for Columbia University in the City of New York increased with an average annual rate of 2.26% over the past five years. Tuition grew by 2.22%, and fees grew by 3.17%. This school year, students can expect to pay $66,440 if the growth keeps up.

This means an estimated $134,383 for two years of out-of-state tuition and fees at Columbia, and $274,921 for four years.

Remeber to factor in additional costs such as room and board, transportation or books.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at Columbia.


Don't Ignore Cost Increases

Unless your school has advertised price freezes, it is likely the cost of tuition and fees will go up every year. Make sure you factor this into your budget.

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