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Pennsylvania Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend private college in Pennsylvania?   The average annual in-state four year, not for profit private college tuition in Pennsylvania was $34,815 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $1,916 from the 2015-2016 average of $32,899 and represents a 5.82% annual increase. The list of Pennsylvania private colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 129 private colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, the most popular being University of Pennsylvania with 21,358 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $47,416. Franklin and Marshall College is the most expensive private school in Pennsylvania with an in-state tuition of $54,280.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Pennsylvania Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Albright College
Reading, 2,284 Students
$42,404 - -
Allegheny College
Meadville, 1,869 Students
$45,470 - -
Alvernia University
Reading, 1,923 Students
$32,840 42 36
Antonelli Institute
Erdenheim, 173 Students
$19,890 - -
Arcadia University
Glenside, 2,759 Students
$41,630 70 62
Baptist Bible College and Seminary
Clarks Summit, 512 Students
$23,890 - -
Berks Technical Institute
Wyomissing, 617 Students
$10,260 - -
Bradford School
Pittsburgh, 356 Students
$15,380 - -
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church
Bryn Athyn, 295 Students
$19,671 50 72
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, 1,637 Students
$49,310 - -
Bucknell University  Best Value
Lewisburg, 3,569 Students
$53,692 94 64
Cabrini College
Radnor, 1,457 Students
$30,400 40 33
Cairn University
Langhorne, 753 Students
$26,193 44 58
Cambria Rowe Business College Indiana
Indiana, 80 Students
$13,230 - -
Cambria Rowe Business College Johnstown
Johnstown, 90 Students
$13,230 - -
Carlow University
Pittsburgh, 1,297 Students
$27,950 35 48
Carnegie Mellon University  Best Value
Pittsburgh, 12,254 Students
$52,732 96 65
Cedar Crest College
Allentown, 955 Students
$37,492 47 61
Chatham University
Pittsburgh, 1,525 Students
$35,220 - -
Chestnut Hill College
Philadelphia, 1,317 Students
$34,950 41 37