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Pennsylvania Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend college in Pennsylvania?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Pennsylvania was $20,527 for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is $6,941 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Pennsylvania amongst the costliest as the 5th most expensive and 48th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $516 from the 2014-2015 average of $20,011 and represents a 2.58% annual increase. The list of Pennsylvania colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 212 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, the most popular being Penn State Main Campus with 45,191 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $16,572. Franklin and Marshall College is the most expensive in Pennsylvania with an in-state tuition of $50,300.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Pennsylvania colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Pennsylvania or cheap Pennsylvania colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2015-2016 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Explore Pennsylvania Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Albright College
Reading, 2,330 Students
$38,950 n/a n/a
Allegheny College  Best Value
Meadville, 1,979 Students
$41,970 77 64
Alvernia University
Reading, 1,931 Students
$30,500 38 30
Antonelli Institute
Erdenheim, 188 Students
$19,830 n/a n/a
Arcadia University
Glenside, 2,874 Students
$38,900 71 63
Baptist Bible College and Seminary
Clarks Summit, 555 Students
$21,850 66 76
Berks Technical Institute
Wyomissing, 706 Students
$9,180 n/a n/a
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, 8,962 Students
$7,060 49 68
Bradford School
Pittsburgh, 413 Students
$15,340 n/a n/a
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church
Bryn Athyn, 270 Students
$18,018 48 70
Bryn Mawr College  Best Value
Bryn Mawr, 1,629 Students
$46,030 91 64
Bucknell University  Best Value
Lewisburg, 3,581 Students
$49,878 95 65
Bucks County Community College
Newtown, 3,047 Students
$6,480 n/a n/a
Butler County Community College
Butler, 1,684 Students
$6,000 n/a n/a
Cabrini College
Radnor, 1,394 Students
$28,932 33 21
California University of Pennsylvania
California, 6,191 Students
$7,060 44 62
Cambria Rowe Business College Indiana
Indiana, 92 Students
$13,230 n/a n/a
Cambria Rowe Business College Johnstown
Johnstown, 135 Students
$13,230 n/a n/a
Carlow University
Pittsburgh, 1,650 Students
$26,604 49 63
Carnegie Mellon University  Best Value
Pittsburgh, 11,520 Students
$49,610 96 65

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