The cost of attending a college or university is show in comparison to the published tuitions of all other universities in the database. You should see something like this:
The entire set of colleges and universities is contained in the light blue. The y-axis is the number of colleges with a tuition at the amount on the x-axis. And yes, on the far right, there is 1 college that charges $94,000 tuition.
Overlaid on the pale blue histogram is a dark blue line that represents the tuition of this particular college–in the image above, we’re seeing the in-state on-campus tuition.
As you can see, at $24,753, this college is in the middle of a large set of other institutions. You can swipe to the left to see other costs, including out-of-state and off-campus.
Some institutions, usually community colleges, offer special tuition rates for individuals who live in particular district. These are contained in the ‘In District’ dataset.