$10,728

Tuition

$31,044

Cost of Attendance

$21,466

Net Price

University of Colorado Boulder Tuition and Fees

University of Colorado Boulder tuition and fee details are given below:

Graduate and Undergraduate Tuition fee per year
Graduate Annual Cost of Attendance $76,430
Undergraduate Annual Cost of Attendance $78,414

The costs are divided among tuition, fee, housing expenses, etc. They are mentioned below:

Total Average cost of tuition and fees for Graduate and Undergraduate degree
Costs Average Graduate Tuition and Fees Average Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
Tuition $20,331 $22,315
Fee $1,838 $1,838
Housing expenses $37,005 $37,005
Room and Board $13,213 $13,213
Other Expenses $2,243 $2,243
Books and Supplies $1,800 $1,800

The university provides Masters, Certificate and Graduate Certificate degrees online. The average tuition fee of each is mentioned below. 

CU Boulder tuition costs
Degree Type Total Tuition
Masters $43,739
Certificate $5,280
Graduate Certificate $10,650

The out of state total fee are at an average of $34,382.

University of Colorado Boulder Majors and Programs

The university offers 38 online programs across 8 disciplines. This includes Engineering, Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Business Management, Fine Arts, and Aviation programs.

The different online programs offered by the university include the following: 

University of Colorado Boulder Majors and Programs
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Master of Science in Organizational Leadership Master of Science in Telecom
Master of Science in Computer Science Master of Engineering in Engineering Management
Master of Arts in Higher Education Master of Environmental Studies
Certificate in Civil Engineering Graduate Certificate in Applied Shakespeare
Graduate Certificate in Tunnel Engineering Master of Science in Computational Linguistics
Master of Science in Telecom Master of Science in Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

University of Colorado Boulder Undergraduate tuition and fees:

  • Average tuition per year amounts to $10,248 for the In-state students and $34,382 for the Out-state students

  • Required fee per year of Undergraduate degree for In-state and Out-state students is the same i.e, $1,838.

  • Cost per credit of Undergraduate degree, In-state students is $427.

University of Colorado Boulder Graduate tuition and fees:

  • Average tuition per year amounts to $11,160 for In-state students and $29,502 for Out-state students

  • Required fee per year amounts to $1,838 for both In-state and Out-state students.

  • The cost per credit of graduate degrees for In-state students is $620.

Housing and other expenses include:

  • Room and Board amounts to $13,998 for the students living On-campus and for the students living Off-campus is $12,428

  • Books and Supplies is $1,800 for the students living On-campus

  • Other expenses for the students living On-campus and Off-campus(without family) is the same $2,294 and for the students living Off-campus(with family) is $2,142.

Total Cost of Attendance

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$12,532$37,286
Book & Supplies$1,800$1,800
Room & Board cost$14,418$14,418
Other Expenses$2,294$2,294
Total Cost of Attendance$31,044$55,798

Coming to the cost of attendance, students need to understand that the tuition fee is just a single aspect of the expenses that come under the overall cost of attending the university. There are several other expenses that are involved in the cost of attending the university, which primarily includes housing, dining, textbooks, supplies, and the cost of living. For students attending the university, the total tuition and fees for one year add up to about $25,409. In addition, the students will be needed to pay an average expense of $1,200 for books and supplies, $13,914 toward room and boarding, and $2,556 for different other expenses in a year. Therefore, the estimated cost of attendance for one year at UCB is around $43,079, as per the available information. At UCB, the tuition and fees come out to be around $12,500 for in-state students and $38,318 for out-state candidates.

Average Net Price by Family Income

Net Price

$21,466

Family Income

Avg. Net Price

$0 to $30,000

$13,049

$30,001 to $48,000

$14,945

$48,001 to $75,000

$19,194

$75,001 to $110,000

$25,875

$110,000+

$27,901

The net cost of attending University of Colorado Boulder – the actual amount that students and their families are required to pay in a given year – varies depending on the candidate's annual family income. The net cost to be borne is typically higher for candidates whose family income is comparatively higher. While the actual net cost is subject to one’s family income bracket, the average net price is estimated to be $22,077 at UCB. Candidates whose annual family income is less than $30,000 will have to pay a net amount of $13,366. For the individuals whose income is somewhere between $30,001 and $48,000, the amount comes to $14,361. On the other hand, an estimated net cost of $18,979 is charged for the $48,001-$75,000 income bracket, $25,863 for the $75,001-$110,000 income category, and $29,055 for an annual family income more than $110,000.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$12,532$37,286
Room & Board Cost$14,418$14,418
Total Tuition & Fees$26,950$51,704

For students pursuing undergraduate courses at University of Colorado Boulder, the tuition and fees are estimated to be $25,409 per year. They would also be required to pay around $13,914 for their room and boarding expenses. Accordingly, the overall cost for undergraduate students at the university totals about $43,079 per year, based on the available data.

Graduate Tuition and Fees

In-stateOut-State
Tuition$11,484$30,384
Fees$1,762$1,762

Cost Per Credit Hour

DegreeYearCost per Credit hour
Graduate2018 - 2019$638
Undergraduate2018 - 2019$427

The cost per credit hour – the total program cost divided by the total number of credit hours of the program – that the student has to pay to attend University of Colorado Boulder varies between graduate and undergraduate degrees. At UCB, the cost per credit hour for graduate courses is $195. At present, University of Colorado Boulder also offers various online programs to students across as many as 111 different majors.

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & other expensesOn CampusOff Campus
Room & Board$14,418$12,622
Other Expense$2,294$2,294
Book & Supplies$1,800$1,800

Moving on to the housing and related expenses at University of Colorado Boulder, these charges depend upon whether the candidate decides to stay on-campus or off-campus. For on-campus housing, students have to pay $17,334 per year, whereas, the cost for off-campus lodging is $15,606 a year. Besides, on-campus candidates will have to pay about $14,778 toward room and boarding charges. On the other hand, off-campus students will be required to pay an amount of $13,050. On the other hand, the charges toward books and supplies come to around $1,200. Meanwhile, the other expenses that a student needs to plan for add up to $2,556.

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & Other Expenses

Room & Boards

On Campus

$14,418

Off Campus

$12,622

Housing & Other Expenses

Other Expenses

On Campus

$2,294

Off Campus

$2,294

Housing & Other Expenses

Book & Supplies

On Campus

$1,800

Off Campus

$1,800

Moving on to the housing and related expenses at University of Colorado Boulder, these charges depend upon whether the candidate decides to stay on-campus or off-campus. For on-campus housing, students have to pay $17,334 per year, whereas, the cost for off-campus lodging is $15,606 a year. Besides, on-campus candidates will have to pay about $14,778 toward room and boarding charges. On the other hand, off-campus students will be required to pay an amount of $13,050. On the other hand, the charges toward books and supplies come to around $1,200. Meanwhile, the other expenses that a student needs to plan for add up to $2,556.

Online Degree Programs, Tuition and Cost Per Credit Summary

Degree TypeTotal Average TuitionAverage Tuition Per Credit
Masters $41,700 $1,390
Certificate $5,280 $440
Certificate $5,280 $440
Graduate Certificate $6,300 $700

University of Colorado Boulder offers 39 online programs across 8 Majors.

Projected Price for a 4 year degree

As per official data, the current projected cost for a four-year bachelor's degree, along with the living expenses, at the university is estimated to be around $216,612. In comparison, the total expenses for undergraduate students stood at $22,077 for 2018-2019, $21,466 for 2017-2018, and $20,323 for 2016-2017.

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