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How Much College Students Should Set Aside For Groceries This Year in Every State

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45. South Dakota
> Est. college student grocery costs, 2022-23 school year: $1,719
> 2020-21 Avg. private college tuition, fees, room and board: $35,229 — 14th lowest
> 2020-21 Avg. in-state public college tuition, fees, room and board: $17,177 — 7th lowest
> Fall 2020 College enrollment: 50,849 — 5th lowest

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44. Texas
> Est. college student grocery costs, 2022-23 school year: $1,728
> 2020-21 Avg. private college tuition, fees, room and board: $49,884 — 15th highest
> 2020-21 Avg. in-state public college tuition, fees, room and board: $18,325 — 14th lowest
> Fall 2020 College enrollment: 1,601,399 — 2nd highest

43. Nevada
> Est. college student grocery costs, 2022-23 school year: $1,782
> 2020-21 Avg. private college tuition, fees, room and board: $40,241 — 23rd lowest
> 2020-21 Avg. in-state public college tuition, fees, room and board: $18,065 — 12th lowest
> Fall 2020 College enrollment: 116,660 — 12th lowest

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42. Virginia
> Est. college student grocery costs, 2022-23 school year: $1,828
> 2020-21 Avg. private college tuition, fees, room and board: $35,404 — 16th lowest
> 2020-21 Avg. in-state public college tuition, fees, room and board: $25,761 — 9th highest
> Fall 2020 College enrollment: 555,755 — 10th highest

41. Arizona
> Est. college student grocery costs, 2022-23 school year: $1,873
> 2020-21 Avg. private college tuition, fees, room and board: $22,862 — 4th lowest
> 2020-21 Avg. in-state public college tuition, fees, room and board: $24,681 — 12th highest
> Fall 2020 College enrollment: 600,103 — 8th highest

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