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New York Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in New York?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in New York was $6,589 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $380 from the 2015-2016 average of $6,209 and represents a 6.12% annual increase. The list of New York public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of New York and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 75 public colleges and universities in New York, the most popular being University at Buffalo with 26,475 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $6,870. Farmingdale State College is the most expensive public school in New York with an in-state tuition of $6,870.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. New York colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in New York or cheap New York colleges guide.

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 ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore New York Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Adirondack Community College
Queensbury, 2,090 Students
$4,560 - -
Broome Community College
Binghamton, 3,771 Students
$4,728 - -
Cayuga County Community College
Auburn, 1,420 Students
$4,658 - -
Clinton Community College
Plattsburgh, 601 Students
$5,062 - -
Columbia Greene Community College
Hudson, 622 Students
$4,680 - -
Corning Community College
Corning, 1,663 Students
$4,710 - -
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
New York, 12,061 Students
$6,730 84 94
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
New York, 18,076 Students
$4,800 - -
CUNY Bronx Community College
Bronx, 6,685 Students
$4,800 - -
CUNY Brooklyn College
Brooklyn, 11,737 Students
$6,730 66 93
CUNY City College
New York, 10,988 Students
$6,730 64 93
CUNY College of Staten Island
Staten Island, 9,793 Students
$6,730 - -
CUNY Graduate School and University Center
New York, 3,969 Students
$6,030 - -
CUNY Hostos Community College
Bronx, 4,138 Students
$4,800 - -
CUNY Hunter College
New York, 14,635 Students
$6,730 73 92
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York, 11,128 Students
$6,730 49 90
CUNY Kingsborough Community College
Brooklyn, 8,154 Students
$4,800 - -
CUNY LaGuardia Community College
Long Island City, 10,671 Students
$4,800 - -
CUNY Lehman College
Bronx, 8,008 Students
$6,730 46 93
CUNY Medgar Evers College
Brooklyn, 4,705 Students
$6,730 - -