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
Cedar Crest College

Allentown, Pennsylvania

$41,991 61 77
Chatham University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$39,443 NA NA
Chestnut Hill College

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$37,950 33 16
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Cheyney, Pennsylvania

$7,716 NA NA
Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion, Pennsylvania

$7,716 NA NA
Clarks Summit University

Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

$27,200 NA NA
Commonwealth Technical Institute

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

$7,564 NA NA
Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$7,080 NA NA
Community College of Beaver County

Monaca, Pennsylvania

$10,200 NA NA
Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$7,632 NA NA
Dean Institute of Technology

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$14,500 NA NA
Delaware County Community College

Media, Pennsylvania

$7,500 NA NA
Delaware Valley University

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

$38,780 50 34
DeSales University

Center Valley, Pennsylvania

$39,500 64 58
DeVry University Pennsylvania

Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

$15,835 NA NA
Dickinson College

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

$58,158 NA NA
Douglas Education Center

Monessen, Pennsylvania

$17,800 NA NA
Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$54,766 76 62
Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$43,526 67 53
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

$8,288 43 7