Saving for college starts with understanding the true cost of a post‐secondary education. College expenses
grow every year and include more than just tuition. Over the last 10 years, published in‐state tuition and
fees at public four‐year universities increased at an average rate of 2.2% beyond inflation, according to
the College Board.
Scroll down to see the national averages for one year at an in‐state public university in 2019‐2020.