Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$60,532
Graduate Tuition & Fees
$51,194
On-campus Living Costs
$16,670
Off-campus Living Costs
$23,175
Undergraduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$1,896
Graduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$1,880

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of Columbia University in the City of New York are $60,532 for undergraduate programs. For graduate programs, the tuition & fees are $60,532 for graduate programs.
Compare to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York, both undergraduate and graduate tuition & fees are very expensive.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Harvard University and Yale University, tuition & fees of Columbia University in the City of New York is average where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $54,963.
The average living cost of the school is $16,670 when a student lives in on-campus housing. When a student lives off-campus, the average living cost is $23,175.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at Columbia University in the City of New York are $60,532 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 13.39% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees are $51,194 on average. The graduate tuition & fees have increased by 3.26% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Trends Table

2020 Tuition & fees
YearUndergraduateGraduate
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2016$50,526 $2,474$50,526 $2,474
2017$52,525 $2,531$52,525 $2,531
2018$48,989 $2,651$48,989 $2,651
2019$50,665 $2,760$50,665 $2,760
2020$57,763 $2,815$57,763 $2,815
2021$57,864 $2,668$57,864 $2,668

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2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average on-campus living costs is $16,670 including room & board and other living expenses (a student lives in on-campus housing such as dormitory and school-owned apartment). For students living in off-campus housing, the average living cost is $23,175.
The living cost at the school has increased by 3.18% from last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.

Living Costs Trends

2020 Living Costs
YearOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2016$12,860$2,024$16,830$4,815
2017$13,244$2,085$17,010$4,860
2018$13,644$1,947$17,370$4,995
2019$14,016$2,140$17,685$5,085
2020$14,490$2,180$17,955$5,220
2021$12,394$2,220$18,360$5,355

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2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $1,294 at Columbia University in the City of New York. The books & supplies cost has increased by 1.89% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.

Books & Supplies Costs Trends

Columbia University in the City of New York 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$1,200
2017$1,400
2018$1,400
2019$1,270
2020$1,294
2021$1,318

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2020 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2020 undergraduate tuition per credit hour at Columbia University in the City of New York is $1,896 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 4.06% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition per credit hour is $1,880 on average. The graduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 5.03% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition per credit hour and its trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Table

2020 Tuition per Credit Hour
YearUndergraduateGraduate
2016$1,630 $1,544
2017$1,692 $1,622
2018$1,756 $1,704
2019$1,822 $1,790
2020$1,896 $1,880
2021$1,896 $1,974

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Chart