|Pictured: College of Charleston|
- Average yearly tuition cost: $20,000-$25,000 (Out-of-state)
- Average yearly total cost: $35,000-$40,000 (Including dorms, meals, books, etc.)
- Average yearly tuition cost: $30,000-$40,000 (can be higher than $50,000)
- Average yearly total cost: $50,000-$70,000
Overall both public and private universities have many similarities and differences. The most important thing is to make an informed decision when you consider your study abroad options. Do your research and talk to people who studied at the schools you are considering, whether they are public or private.