Average Private School Tuition Cost

States States  Towns Towns  Counties Counties 
  • The national average private school tuition is approximately $11,004 per year (2020-21).
  • The private elementary school average is $9,944 per year and the private high school average is $14,821 per year.

Average Private School Tuition Cost (2020-21)

State
Average Tuition
High Schools
Elementary
Alaska$7,035$6,118$7,756
Alabama$7,353$7,793$6,404
Arkansas$5,850$6,460$4,929
Arizona$10,433$16,068$6,522
California$14,695$20,014$11,526
Colorado$11,762$15,450$8,735
Connecticut$26,057$34,479$17,579
District of Columbia$24,528$28,921$20,047
Delaware$10,865$11,447$10,248
Florida$8,930$9,852$7,780
Georgia$10,601$11,575$9,009
Hawaii$12,646$15,433$9,549
Iowa$5,244$9,068$3,670
Idaho$8,323$6,877$9,991
Illinois$8,317$12,529$6,288
Indiana$6,946$10,145$5,342
Kansas$7,681$10,251$4,940
Kentucky$6,939$7,821$6,155
Louisiana$6,793$8,182$5,841
Massachusetts$21,692$31,880$13,160
Maryland$12,817$16,273$10,572
Maine$21,865$30,679$8,094
Michigan$6,975$10,469$4,702
Minnesota$6,834$11,970$4,337
Missouri$10,049$12,154$8,183
Mississippi$5,528$6,191$4,469
Montana$8,472$8,026$9,174
North Carolina$9,865$10,455$8,551
North Dakota$5,360n/an/a
Nebraska$3,664$7,158$2,992
New Hampshire$19,386$28,220$8,511
New Jersey$13,816$18,704$9,593
New Mexico$8,921$10,504$6,954
Nevada$10,526$11,751$9,621
New York$18,778$25,255$13,000
Ohio$6,939$9,760$5,177
Oklahoma$6,326$7,637$5,081
Oregon$9,794$12,153$8,134
Pennsylvania$11,589$16,403$7,927
Rhode Island$15,909$27,990$10,674
South Carolina$6,762$7,005$6,186
South Dakota$3,624n/a$3,005
Tennessee$10,004$10,361$9,221
Texas$9,805$11,369$8,062
Utah$11,561$13,557$8,567
Virginia$14,277$17,506$10,717
Vermont$22,067$31,154$10,141
Washington$11,282$13,085$10,472
Wisconsin$4,489$8,321$3,430
West Virginia$5,656$5,971$4,890
Wyoming$8,689n/an/a
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