Colege cost depends on the type of college, degree pursuing, where the college is located, and whether you are in- or out-of-state student. The least expensive is community college living at home. Sometimes these run a few hundred dollars per course. Then there are private colleges where the term ‘the sky is the limit’ is really taken to heart. I’ve seen these cost as much as 40,000 for 2 semesters or more. Tack on an extra thousand or two if you are attending an out-of-state college. So, there is no average cost – only average learners paying way too much without understanding the roi (return on their investment). Go, but be wise.