If you want to go to college in the US, you know it won’t be cheap. According to the College Board, a student enrolled at a 4-year public university pays an average of $20,090 per year (including all expenses: tuition, fees, room, and board). So, the student tuition fees alone reach an $8,202, which are the highest in the world, compared with Chile, that occupies the second place with $7,654.

However, out of state students will have to pay even more, taxes reaching up to $34,220 per year.

In order to attend college, Americans choose to make student loans, bringing a total cumulative debt in the country of over $1,4 trillion.

This is the main reason more and more students start to look forward to attending a college abroad. Let’s see what are the college tuition fees around the world in this chart:

College tuition fees around the world

 

By checking college tuition fees around the world you’ll make sure you make the best decision before risking to enter a many years loan. On the other hand, one of the most expensive universities will assure you the best-paid jobs as well. Writing them in your resume will definitely be a bonus when you’ll be at an interview.
However, now let’s make a comparison among worldwide colleges.

Colleges with the Highest Fees in the World:

1Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US
Undergraduate: All UG Programs- $51,520
Postgraduate: Most UG Programs- $51, 520
2Stanford University, US
Undergraduate
: All UG Programs- $50,703
Postgraduate: Engineereng- $54,015
Must PG Programs- $50, 703
3. Harvard University, US
Undergraduate
: All UG Programs- $46,630
Postgraduate: For years 1 & 2- $46,384
For years 3 & 4- $12, 062
4. California Institute of Technology (Caltech), US
Undergraduate
: All UG Programs- $50, 487 (+$1,875 mandatory fees)
Postgraduate: All UG Programs- $48,111 (+1,674 mandatory fees)
5. The University of Oxford, UK
Undergraduate:
Computer science:£9,250 for US & Eu Students and £31,455 for International Students
Engineering (four years):£9,250 for US & Eu Students and £31,455 for International Students
Politics:£9,250 for US & Eu Students and £23,800 for International Students
History: £9,250 for US & Eu Students and £23,800 for International Students
Postgraduate:
Computer science
: £10,732  for US & Eu Students and £23,027 for International Students
Engineering (four years): £7,372 for US & Eu Students and £23,027 for International Students
Politics: £17,062 for US & Eu Students and £25,922 for International Students
History: £10,732 for US & Eu Students and £23,027 for International Students
6. The University of Cambridge, UK
Undergraduate:
Computer science:£9,250 for US & Eu Students and £310,678 for International Students
Mathematics:£9,250 for US & Eu Students and £22,482 for International Students
Management:£9,250 for US & Eu Students and £30,678 for International Students
History: £9,250 for US & Eu Students and £220,157 for International Students
Postgraduate:
Computer science
: £11,733  for US & Eu Students and £31,056 for International Students
Engineering: £8,094 for US & Eu Students and £27,945 for International Students
Politics: £15,810 for US & Eu Students and £27,720 for International Students
History: £11,100 for US & Eu Students and £23,750 for International Students
7ETH Zurich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Undergraduate and Postgraduate: 
All programs (excl. PhDs)
CHF 580 per semester + CHF 69 compulsory semester fees* = total fees per year: CHF 1,298 (~US$1,315).
On the other hand, college tuition fees around the world can vary from thousands of dollars to being totally free. When college is going to be considered a necessity for all citizens and become totally free for public universities, we’ll never know. So until this would become a normality, let’s see how we can become better at budgeting so we would have all our finances under control.
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