College Costs in Pennsylvania

The 2023 Directory of Pennsylvania Colleges and Prices

Pennsylvania Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend college in Pennsylvania?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Pennsylvania was $23,916 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $8,786 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 ($47) from the 2019-2020 average of $23,963 and represents a -0.2% annual decline. 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 73,028 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $18,368. Franklin and Marshall College is the most expensive in Pennsylvania with an in-state tuition of $63,216.

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.

<Academic 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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Pennsylvania Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Albright College

Reading, Pennsylvania

$26,490 NA NA
Allegheny College

Meadville, Pennsylvania

$51,910 67 87
Alvernia University

Reading, Pennsylvania

$37,780 NA NA
Antonelli Institute

Erdenheim, Pennsylvania

$19,890 NA NA
Arcadia University

Glenside, Pennsylvania

$45,520 54 42
Berks Technical Institute

Wyomissing, Pennsylvania

$10,260 NA NA
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

$7,716 NA NA
Bradford School

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$15,380 NA NA
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church

Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania

$24,408 57 60
Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

$55,025 NA NA
Bucknell University

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

$59,474 85 79
Bucks County Community College

Newtown, Pennsylvania

$7,920 NA NA
Butler County Community College

Butler, Pennsylvania

$6,890 NA NA
Cabrini College

Radnor, Pennsylvania

$32,830 45 41
Cairn University

Langhorne, Pennsylvania

$30,345 NA NA
California University of Pennsylvania

California, Pennsylvania

$7,716 35 7
Cambria Rowe Business College Indiana

Indiana, Pennsylvania

$13,230 NA NA
Cambria Rowe Business College Johnstown

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

$13,230 NA NA
Carlow University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$31,458 47 44
Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$57,560 91 90