Is The Cost of College Really Worth It? According to the infographic posted on the eCampus Blog, tuition is rising at an average rate of 5.5% every year. Students at a public 2 year institution should expect to get the cheapest education, paying on average $ 2,713 for 1 year of classes. Private 4 year colleges come with the highest price tag, averaging around $ 37,000. This totals the cost of a 4 Continue Reading about Are the Costs of College and Student Debt Worth It?