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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 2016/2017 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 $12,570.

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 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Pennsylvania's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$12,570
In State Total Cost
1) Yeshivath Beth Moshe
Scranton, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,470
In State Total Cost
2) University of Phoenix Philadelphia Campus
Wayne, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,470
In State Total Cost
3) University of Phoenix Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,470
In State Total Cost
4) University of Phoenix Harrisburg Campus
Harrisburg, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,500
In State Total Cost
5) Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$19,656
In State Total Cost
6) East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg, Public Not For Profit
40 61
$20,266
In State Total Cost
7) Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, Public Not For Profit
40 61
$20,684
In State Total Cost
8) Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, Public Not For Profit
37 54
$21,425
In State Total Cost
9) California University of Pennsylvania
California, Public Not For Profit
25 33
$21,467
In State Total Cost
10) Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, Public Not For Profit
26 47
$21,522
In State Total Cost
11) Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock, Public Not For Profit
48 68
$21,967
In State Total Cost
12) Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, Public Not For Profit
16 9
$22,293
In State Total Cost
13) Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, Public Not For Profit
29 53
$22,433
In State Total Cost
14) Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, Public Not For Profit
26 42
$22,448
In State Total Cost
15) Peirce College
Philadelphia, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$23,402
In State Total Cost
16) University of Pittsburgh Bradford
Bradford, Public Not For Profit
52 69
$23,780
In State Total Cost
17) West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, Public Not For Profit
62 69
$23,976
In State Total Cost
18) Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Shippensburg, Public Not For Profit
35 53
$24,014
In State Total Cost
19) University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
Johnstown, Public Not For Profit
51 65
$24,608
In State Total Cost
20) University of Pittsburgh Greensburg
Greensburg, Public Not For Profit
47 67