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Cheapest Colleges in Pennsylvania by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Pennsylvania these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Pennsylvania list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Pennsylvania tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Pennsylvania are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2017/2018 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Pennsylvania? Leading the colleges list is Yeshivath Beth Moshe in Scranton with an in state total cost of $12,820.

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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Pennsylvania's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$12,820
In State Total Cost
1) Yeshivath Beth Moshe
Scranton, Private Not For Profit
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$16,470
In State Total Cost
2) University of Phoenix Philadelphia Campus
Wayne, Private For Profit
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$16,470
In State Total Cost
3) University of Phoenix Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, Private For Profit
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$16,470
In State Total Cost
4) University of Phoenix Harrisburg Campus
Harrisburg, Private For Profit
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$17,000
In State Total Cost
5) Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Private Not For Profit
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$20,188
In State Total Cost
6) East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg, Public Not For Profit
40 61
$21,130
In State Total Cost
7) Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, Public Not For Profit
40 61
$22,006
In State Total Cost
8) California University of Pennsylvania
California, Public Not For Profit
25 33
$22,077
In State Total Cost
9) Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock, Public Not For Profit
48 68
$22,244
In State Total Cost
10) Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, Public Not For Profit
26 47
$22,475
In State Total Cost
11) Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, Public Not For Profit
16 9
$22,801
In State Total Cost
12) Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, Public Not For Profit
29 53
$22,981
In State Total Cost
13) Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, Public Not For Profit
37 54
$23,036
In State Total Cost
14) Peirce College
Philadelphia, Private Not For Profit
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$23,670
In State Total Cost
15) Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, Public Not For Profit
26 42
$23,958
In State Total Cost
16) University of Pittsburgh Bradford
Bradford, Public Not For Profit
52 69
$24,253
In State Total Cost
17) West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, Public Not For Profit
62 69
$24,370
In State Total Cost
18) Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Cheyney, Public Not For Profit
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$24,536
In State Total Cost
19) University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
Johnstown, Public Not For Profit
51 65
$24,829
In State Total Cost
20) DeVry University Pennsylvania
Fort Washington, Private For Profit
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