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 $6,622.
Another affordable option for Pennsylvania students is to study at a community college for two years, then progress to a full four year college to earn your bachelors degree. A comprehensive list of Pennsylvania community colleges can be found here with annual tuition that may be cheaper than four year colleges.
Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.
All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.
|College||In State Tuition||Rating||$Value|
|1||Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock, Public
|2||Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
|3||Millersville University of Pennsylvania
|4||Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, Public
|5||California University of Pennsylvania
|6||Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus
|7||Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
|8||Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
|9||Clarion University of Pennsylvania
|10||Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
|11||East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg, Public
|12||Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
|13||West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, Public
|14||Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
|15||Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, Public
|16||Yeshivath Beth Moshe
|17||Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia
|18||University of Phoenix Harrisburg Campus
|19||University of Phoenix Philadelphia Campus
|20||University of Phoenix Pittsburgh Campus
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