Pennsylvania Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

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 $32,899 for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is a change of $1,170 from the 2014-2015 average of $31,729 and represents a 3.69% annual increase. The list of Pennsylvania private colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 154 private colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, the most popular being University of Pennsylvania with 21,441 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $43,838. Franklin and Marshall College is the most expensive private school 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
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
Cabrini College
Radnor, 1,394 Students
$28,932 33 21
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
Cedar Crest College
Allentown, 764 Students
$35,000 51 64
Central Penn College
Summerdale, 726 Students
$16,308 n/a n/a
Chatham University
Pittsburgh, 1,406 Students
$33,200 n/a n/a
Chestnut Hill College
Philadelphia, 1,418 Students
$32,930 24 n/a

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