Cheapest Colleges in Pennsylvania by In State Tuition

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.

Keep in mind that affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state tuition. 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 methodology for the list below is solely a ranking on published in state tuition 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 net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Pennsylvania are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2013/2014 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Pennsylvania? Leading our colleges list is Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in Slippery Rock with an in state tuition of $6,622.

Another affordable option for Pennsylvania students is to study at a community college for two years, then progress to a full four year college to earn your bachelors degree. A comprehensive list of Pennsylvania community colleges can be found here with annual tuition that may be cheaper than four year colleges.

Academic Score is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Colleges which are "not ranked" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Pennsylvania's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
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1 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock, Public
$6,622
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2 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus
Indiana, Public
$6,622
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3 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Cheyney, Public
$6,622
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4 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, Public
$6,622
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5 Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Millersville, Public
$6,622
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6 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, Public
$6,622
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7 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Shippensburg, Public
$6,622
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8 West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, Public
$6,622
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9 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, Public
$6,622
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10 Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, Public
$6,622
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11 Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, Public
$6,622
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12 California University of Pennsylvania
California, Public
$6,622
13 Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Mansfield, Public
$6,622
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14 East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg, Public
$6,622
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15 Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, Public
$7,018
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16 Yeshivath Beth Moshe
Scranton, Private
$8,400
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17 Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Private
$8,550
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18 University of Phoenix Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, Private
$9,480
19 University of Phoenix Harrisburg Campus
Harrisburg, Private
$9,480
20 University of Phoenix Philadelphia Campus
Wayne, Private
$9,480

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