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Most Expensive Colleges in America by Out of State Tuition

The highest priced four year colleges in America are listed by one year's out of state tuition list price for the 2017/2018 school year.

What is the most expensive college in America? Leading the colleges list is Columbia University in the City of New York in New York with an out of state tuition of $54,504.

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 rating methodology.

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.

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America's Most Expensive Colleges by Out of State Tuition
Out of State Tuition College Rating $Value
$54,504
Out of State Tuition
1) Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, Private Not-For-Profit
98 78
$54,410
Out of State Tuition
2) Vassar College
New York, Private Not-For-Profit
96 79
$54,347
Out of State Tuition
3) Harvey Mudd College
California, Private Not-For-Profit
97 65
$54,280
Out of State Tuition
4) Franklin and Marshall College
Pennsylvania, Private Not-For-Profit
- -
$53,900
Out of State Tuition
5) Reed College
Oregon, Private Not-For-Profit
94 80
$53,692
Out of State Tuition
6) Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, Private Not-For-Profit
94 64
$53,650
Out of State Tuition
7) Colgate University
New York, Private Not-For-Profit
96 77
$53,448
Out of State Tuition
8) University of Southern California
California, Private Not-For-Profit
97 67
$53,435
Out of State Tuition
9) George Washington University
District Of Columbia, Private Not-For-Profit
92 64
$53,430
Out of State Tuition
10) Amherst College
Massachusetts, Private Not-For-Profit
98 85
$53,292
Out of State Tuition
11) University of Chicago
Illinois, Private Not-For-Profit
99 65
$53,240
Out of State Tuition
12) Williams College
Massachusetts, Private Not-For-Profit
97 79
$53,152
Out of State Tuition
13) Tufts University
Massachusetts, Private Not-For-Profit
97 73
$53,019
Out of State Tuition
14) Union College
New York, Private Not-For-Profit
- -
$52,762
Out of State Tuition
15) Oberlin College
Ohio, Private Not-For-Profit
95 59
$52,748
Out of State Tuition
16) Scripps College
California, Private Not-For-Profit
- -
$52,732
Out of State Tuition
17) Carnegie Mellon University
Pennsylvania, Private Not-For-Profit
96 65
$52,640
Out of State Tuition
18) Gettysburg College
Pennsylvania, Private Not-For-Profit
- -
$52,612
Out of State Tuition
19) Cornell University
New York, Private Not-For-Profit
98 70
$52,610
Out of State Tuition
20) St Lawrence University
New York, Private Not-For-Profit
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