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The Average Cost of U.S. Tuition Is $29,408 Per Year. In These 9 Countries, It's Free

Posted by Matti Miranda on December 21, 2014 at 9:51 PM

In recent news the issue of the cost of higher education has received wide coverage. But if you're a millennial, you've been thinking about the high cost you owe for school and how it effects your day to day. In an interesting contrast, you might be able to say that other countries invest more in higher ed by allowing free tuition. Are these such countries? Read a this piece by Becca Stanek for Mic published on December 19, 2014 for more on this issue. 

The average cost of attending in-state public college in the United States for the 2013-14 academic year: $22,826. The typical cost of private colleges: $44,750. The average cost of college tuition in the U.S. at a four-year institution: $29,408.

The cost of college in 9 other countries: priceless — literally.

While U.S. college students face tuition rates that far outpace inflation rates and more than $1.2 trillion in student debt, students in Germany, Finland, France, Sweden, Norway, Slovenia, Brazil, Luxembourg, and Iceland are receiving a quality education that's free.

Read the full story here.