College Tuition Around The World

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U.S. college tuition and fees have increased 1,120 percent since records began in 1978. Maybe American students should consider colleges outside our borders.

Japan

Average Education costs: $11,865

GDP Per Capita: $36,900

Highest ranked university: University of Tokyo (30)

Number of universities in the top 100: 6

Mexico

Average Education costs: $5077

GDP Per Capita: $15,600

Highest ranked university: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (146)

Number of universities in the top 100: 0

Germany

Average Education costs: $933

GDP Per Capita: $39,700

Highest ranked university: Technische Universität München (TUM) (53)

Number of universities in the top 100: 4

USA

Average Education costs: $13,856

GDP Per Capita: $50,700

Highest ranked university: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (1)

Number of universities in the top 100: 31

Australia

Average Education costs: $7,692

GDP Per Capita: $43,300

Highest ranked university: Australian National University (24)

Number of universities in the top 100: 6

Canada

Average Education costs: $5,974

GDP Per Capita: $43,400

Highest ranked university: McGill University (18)

Number of universities in the top 100: 3

Great Britain

Average Education costs: $5,288

GDP Per Capita: $37,500

Highest ranked university: University of Cambridge (2)

Number of universities in the top 100: 18

New Zealand

Average Education costs: $3,118

GDP Per Capita: $30,200

Highest ranked university: University of Auckland (83)

Number of universities in the top 100: 1

Netherlands

Average Education costs: $3,125

GDP Per Capita: $42,900

Highest ranked university: University of Amsterdam (62)

Number of universities in the top 100: 4

Finland

Average Education costs: $1,243

GDP Per Capita: $37,000

Highest ranked university: University of Helsinki (78)

Number of universities in the top 100: 1

Sweden

Average Education costs: $600

GDP Per Capita: $41,900

Highest ranked university: Lund University (71)

Number of universities in the top 100: 2

France

Average Education costs: $585

GDP Per Capita: $36,100

Highest ranked university: École Normale Supérieure de Paris (ENS Paris) (34)

Number of universities in the top 100: 2

Denmark

Average Education costs: $530

GDP Per Capita: $38,300

Highest ranked university: University of Copenhagen (51)

Number of universities in the top 100: 2

Norway

Average Education costs: $596

GDP Per Capita: $55,900

Highest ranked university: University of Oslo (111)

Number of universities in the top 100: 0

FACT: Average annual undergraduate tuition fees in the top 10 are up to a record high of around US $34,000, nearly double the 2007 average of $18,500.

Annual undergraduate tuition fees at the world’s top universities:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

$36,000

Harvard University

$38,891

University of Cambridge

$14,000

University College London (UCL)

$14,000

Imperial College London

$14,000

University of Oxford

$14,000

Stanford University

$42,690

Yale University

$43,100

University of Chicago

$45,324

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

$39,990

Princeton University

$40,170

Some countries in which post-secondary education is free.

Kenya
Uruguay
Morocco
Scotland
Spain
Norway
Turkey
Finland
Greece
Egypt
Argentina

Schools with Free Tuition

Some schools are breaking the tuition trend and allowing students to attend for free, but how do they make up for all of that money?

College of the Ozarks –

A private university, founded in 1906. The College of the Ozarks allows students to attend, tuition free, so long as they work a minimum of 15 hours a week in one of the various campus programs, such as the school’s museum, clinic, or dairy farm. Between the work and scholarships, students completely bypass the $18,330 tuition.

Deep Springs College –

Founded in 1917, and with a student body size of about 26, Deep Springs College is yet another university that allows students to attend for free. Students are required to work a minimum of 20 hours on the college’s ranch or farm. Standard positions have included cook, irrigator, butcher, groundskeeper, and cowboy.

Across the Globe

Finding tuition free colleges is far easier when going abroad as an international student. Countries like Germany, Norway, and Sweden all have programs that allow international students to attend for free.

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Sources:

http://www.businessinsider.com/tuition-costs-by-country-college-higher-education-2012-6?op=1
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
http://www.ireg-observatory.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=292&Itemid=1
http://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/student-finance/tuition-fees-worlds-top-universities
http://www.ireg-observatory.org/pdf/HESA_Global_Higher_EducationRankings2010.pdf
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/slideshows/12-tuition-free-colleges/8
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/slideshows/12-tuition-free-colleges/3
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/college-of-the-ozarks-2500
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Springs_College
http://www.scholars4dev.com/4031/list-of-european-countries-with-tuition-freelow-tuition-universities-colleges/

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