The higher education system in the United States is one of the most expensive in the world. Last year, the average cost to study at a public university in the USA was $24,000 and at a private university, $32,000. The first degree you can earn at an American university (Bachelor’s Degree) takes 4 years, so the average total cost to complete your undergraduate studies in the USA based on last year’s prices would be between $96,000 and $128,000. Community colleges provide a less expensive alternative to the American university system. There are community colleges across the country with tuition fees under $3,000 a year. They offer single continuing education courses as well as two- and four-year degree programs.
If you’re an English learner, you can find intensive English courses in the USA for about $600 a week including accommodation and some meals. With flights and extras, you can study English in the USA for one month on a budget of about $3500.
Note: Prices accurate as of October, 2019.