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Pennsylvania Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend public college in Pennsylvania?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Pennsylvania was $11,653 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $588 from the 2015-2016 average of $11,065 and represents a 5.31% annual increase. The list of Pennsylvania public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Pennsylvania and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 58 public colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, the most popular being Penn State Main Campus with 45,874 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $17,416. University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus is the most expensive public school in Pennsylvania with an in-state tuition of $18,130.

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
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, 8,610 Students
$7,492 40 61
Bucks County Community College
Newtown, 2,790 Students
$6,960 - -
Butler County Community College
Butler, 1,555 Students
$6,240 - -
California University of Pennsylvania
California, 5,439 Students
$7,492 25 33
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Cheyney, 679 Students
$9,360 - -
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, 3,797 Students
$7,492 26 42
Community College of Allegheny County
Pittsburgh, 5,687 Students
$6,600 - -
Community College of Beaver County
Monaca, 914 Students
$9,360 - -
Community College of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, 4,884 Students
$9,264 - -
Delaware County Community College
Media, 3,553 Students
$7,290 - -
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg, 5,936 Students
$7,292 40 61
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, 4,982 Students
$7,492 29 53
Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg
Harrisburg, 5,377 Students
$6,330 - -
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus
Indiana, 11,015 Students
$9,000 28 44
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, 7,566 Students
$7,492 37 54
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Schnecksville, 2,502 Students
$6,000 - -
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, 1,858 Students
$7,674 16 9
Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, 3,756 Students
$7,492 26 47
Luzerne County Community College
Nanticoke, 2,526 Students
$7,620 - -
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Mansfield, 1,929 Students
$9,450 35 60