Here's what college costs in 28 countries around the world
In the US, college is so expensive that many have to go into debt to afford it.
A study by The Brooking Institution found that, of the more than 40 million Americans who have student debt, 14% owe at least $50,000.
But that's not the case everywhere.
A late 2017 study by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) looking at higher education costs throughout the world found that the US has the highest average tuition costs of the 35 OECD member countries.
College in the US costs, on average, $8,202 per year at public institutions at the bachelor level.
About a third of the countries in the report, including Denmark and Finland, don't charge any tuition fees at all for public institutions at the bachelor level. In 10 countries, such as Austria, Italy, and the Netherlands, tuition fees are less than $4,000.
Here's how much college costs per year in 28 countries, based on fees for public schools at the bachelor level.
Latvia: $1,745 to $5,200
Luxembourg: $454 to $907
New Zealand: $4,295
Portugal: $1,124 to $1,821
Slovak Republic: $0
United States: $8,202
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