Average Private School Tuition Cost

States States  Towns Towns  Counties Counties 
  • The national average private school tuition is approximately $11,004 per year (2020).
  • 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)

State
Average Tuition
High Schools
Elementary
Alaska$7,035$6,118$7,544
Alabama$7,274$7,666$6,388
Arkansas$5,802$6,460$4,698
Arizona$10,516$16,644$6,308
California$14,551$19,928$11,369
Colorado$11,327$14,727$8,540
Connecticut$24,311$33,178$15,942
District of Columbia$24,720$28,518$20,047
Delaware$10,885$11,863$10,021
Florida$8,912$9,837$7,780
Georgia$10,800$11,861$9,110
Hawaii$12,618$15,262$9,234
Iowa$5,226$9,203$3,659
Idaho$8,332$6,894$9,991
Illinois$8,105$11,864$6,339
Indiana$6,890$10,169$5,269
Kansas$7,549$9,851$4,940
Kentucky$6,915$7,897$6,081
Louisiana$6,814$8,193$5,825
Massachusetts$21,220$31,694$12,823
Maryland$12,835$16,497$10,476
Maine$21,679$31,271$8,137
Michigan$7,081$10,829$4,541
Minnesota$6,557$10,826$4,330
Missouri$9,805$12,366$7,539
Mississippi$5,528$6,191$4,469
Montana$8,413$7,944$9,149
North Carolina$9,736$10,304$8,454
North Dakota$5,170n/an/a
Nebraska$3,631$7,038$2,976
New Hampshire$19,626$27,855$8,711
New Jersey$13,683$18,452$9,336
New Mexico$8,874$10,547$6,959
Nevada$10,426$11,515$9,621
New York$18,320$24,493$12,897
Ohio$6,857$9,928$4,974
Oklahoma$5,938$7,031$5,001
Oregon$9,449$11,545$7,986
Pennsylvania$11,429$15,944$7,921
Rhode Island$15,083$25,791$10,652
South Carolina$6,745$6,998$6,220
South Dakota$3,654n/a$2,998
Tennessee$9,524$9,937$8,759
Texas$9,588$10,975$8,017
Utah$11,815$13,987$8,640
Virginia$14,200$17,336$10,711
Vermont$21,560$31,176$10,141
Washington$10,969$13,003$9,962
Wisconsin$4,509$8,199$3,458
West Virginia$5,124$5,229$4,884
Wyoming$9,417n/an/a
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