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 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 list below is 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 average 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 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in Bloomsburg with an in state tuition of $6,622.
Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.
All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.
|College||In State Tuition||Rating||$Value|
|1||Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, Public Not For Profit
|2||California University of Pennsylvania
California, Public Not For Profit
|3||Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Cheyney, Public Not For Profit
|4||Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, Public Not For Profit
|5||East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg, Public Not For Profit
|6||Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, Public Not For Profit
|7||Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus
Indiana, Public Not For Profit
|8||Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, Public Not For Profit
|9||Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, Public Not For Profit
|10||Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Mansfield, Public Not For Profit
|11||Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Millersville, Public Not For Profit
|12||Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Shippensburg, Public Not For Profit
|13||Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock, Public Not For Profit
|14||West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, Public Not For Profit
|15||Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, Public Not For Profit
|16||Yeshivath Beth Moshe
Scranton, Private Not For Profit
|17||Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Private Not For Profit
|18||University of Phoenix Philadelphia Campus
Wayne, Private For Profit
|19||University of Phoenix Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, Private For Profit
|20||University of Phoenix Harrisburg Campus
Harrisburg, Private For Profit
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