Pennsylvania Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend college in Pennsylvania?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Pennsylvania was $22,299 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is $8,187 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Pennsylvania amongst the costliest as the 5th most expensive and 48th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $1,782 from the 2015-2016 average of $20,517 and represents a 8.69% annual increase. The list of Pennsylvania colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 187 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, the most popular being Penn State Main Campus with 45,874 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $17,416. Franklin and Marshall College is the most expensive in Pennsylvania with an in-state tuition of $54,280.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania or cheap Pennsylvania 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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Pennsylvania Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Albright College
Reading, 2,284 Students
$42,404 - -
Allegheny College
Meadville, 1,869 Students
$45,470 - -
Alvernia University
Reading, 1,923 Students
$32,840 42 36
Antonelli Institute
Erdenheim, 173 Students
$19,890 - -
Arcadia University
Glenside, 2,759 Students
$41,630 70 62
Baptist Bible College and Seminary
Clarks Summit, 512 Students
$23,890 - -
Berks Technical Institute
Wyomissing, 617 Students
$10,260 - -
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, 8,610 Students
$7,492 40 61
Bradford School
Pittsburgh, 356 Students
$15,380 - -
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church
Bryn Athyn, 295 Students
$19,671 50 72
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, 1,637 Students
$49,310 - -
Bucknell University  Best Value
Lewisburg, 3,569 Students
$53,692 94 64
Bucks County Community College
Newtown, 2,790 Students
$6,960 - -
Butler County Community College
Butler, 1,555 Students
$6,240 - -
Cabrini College
Radnor, 1,457 Students
$30,400 40 33
Cairn University
Langhorne, 753 Students
$26,193 44 58
California University of Pennsylvania
California, 5,439 Students
$7,492 25 33
Cambria Rowe Business College Indiana
Indiana, 80 Students
$13,230 - -
Cambria Rowe Business College Johnstown
Johnstown, 90 Students
$13,230 - -
Carlow University
Pittsburgh, 1,297 Students
$27,950 35 48