College Costs in Pennsylvania

The 2022 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 $23,498 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is $8,577 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 ($465) from the 2019-2020 average of $23,963 and represents a -1.94% 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 45,140 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $17,920. Franklin and Marshall College is the most expensive in Pennsylvania with an in-state tuition of $60,872.

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 2020-2021 academic year.

Explore Pennsylvania Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Albright College

Reading, Pennsylvania

$25,500 NA NA
Allegheny College

Meadville, Pennsylvania

$50,480 69 89
Alvernia University

Reading, Pennsylvania

$36,680 NA NA
Antonelli Institute

Erdenheim, Pennsylvania

$19,890 NA NA
Arcadia University

Glenside, Pennsylvania

$44,640 55 43
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

$23,697 51 46
Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

$53,180 NA NA
Bucknell University

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

$57,882 84 79
Bucks County Community College

Newtown, Pennsylvania

$7,920 NA NA
Butler County Community College

Butler, Pennsylvania

$6,690 NA NA
Cabrini College

Radnor, Pennsylvania

$32,830 44 38
Cairn University

Langhorne, Pennsylvania

$29,178 NA NA
California University of Pennsylvania

California, Pennsylvania

$7,716 35 8
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

$30,542 49 51
Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$57,560 91 89
Cedar Crest College

Allentown, Pennsylvania

$40,967 56 68
Chatham University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$38,482 NA NA
Chestnut Hill College

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$37,950 37 30
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

$26,082 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

$10,020 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

$38,070 45 24
DeSales University

Center Valley, Pennsylvania

$38,500 63 57
DeVry University Pennsylvania

Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

$15,835 NA NA
Dickinson College

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

$55,948 NA NA
Douglas Education Center

Monessen, Pennsylvania

$17,600 NA NA
Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$53,868 76 61
Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$41,892 67 55
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

$8,288 35 3
Eastern University

Saint Davids, Pennsylvania

$34,136 53 58
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Edinboro, Pennsylvania

$7,716 37 10
Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

$32,960 67 67
Erie Business Center Erie

Erie, Pennsylvania

$9,360 NA NA
Erie Business Center New Castle

New Castle, Pennsylvania

$6,270 NA NA
Erie Institute of Technology Inc

Erie, Pennsylvania

$12,747 NA NA
Fortis Institute Erie

Erie, Pennsylvania

$12,947 NA NA
Fortis Institute Forty Fort

Forty Fort, Pennsylvania

$13,796 NA NA
Fortis Institute Scranton

Scranton, Pennsylvania

$25,133 NA NA
Franklin and Marshall College

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

$60,872 NA NA
Gannon University

Erie, Pennsylvania

$33,560 56 60
Geneva College

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

$28,500 NA NA
Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

$58,500 NA NA
Gratz College

Melrose Park, Pennsylvania

$18,792 NA NA
Gwynedd Mercy College

Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania

$34,650 51 39
Harcum College

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

$26,000 NA NA
Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

$6,660 NA NA
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

$23,900 NA NA
Haverford College

Haverford, Pennsylvania

$58,402 92 97
Holy Family University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$30,590 45 52
Hussian School of Art

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$21,428 NA NA
Immaculata University

Immaculata, Pennsylvania

$26,900 49 16
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus

Indiana, Pennsylvania

$9,570 35 3
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$14,500 NA NA
Johnson College

Scranton, Pennsylvania

$17,700 NA NA
Juniata College

Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

$48,350 NA NA
Keystone College

La Plume, Pennsylvania

$14,500 35 7
King's College

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

$38,062 NA NA
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown, Pennsylvania

$7,716 36 2
La Roche College

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$29,470 41 15
La Salle University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$31,350 NA NA
Lackawanna College

Scranton, Pennsylvania

$15,300 NA NA
Lafayette College

Easton, Pennsylvania

$54,512 87 94
Lancaster Bible College

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

$26,690 40 20
Lansdale School of Business

North Wales, Pennsylvania

$11,850 NA NA
Laurel Business Institute

Uniontown, Pennsylvania

$10,172 NA NA
Laurel Technical Institute

Sharon, Pennsylvania

$10,172 NA NA
Lebanon Valley College

Annville, Pennsylvania

$44,740 64 74
Lehigh Carbon Community College

Schnecksville, Pennsylvania

$6,720 NA NA
Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

$54,790 88 95
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

Lincoln University, Pennsylvania

$8,026 21 1
Lock Haven University

Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

$7,716 33 4
Luzerne County Community College

Nanticoke, Pennsylvania

$8,040 NA NA
Lycoming College

Williamsport, Pennsylvania

$41,984 61 91
Manor College

Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

$17,430 NA NA
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Mansfield, Pennsylvania

$7,716 35 53
Marywood University

Scranton, Pennsylvania

$35,178 52 61
McCann School of Business and Technology

Pottsville, Pennsylvania

$10,080 NA NA
Mercyhurst College

Erie, Pennsylvania

$38,580 NA NA
Messiah College

Grantham, Pennsylvania

$36,340 62 60
Metropolitan Career Center Computer Technology Institute

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$11,997 NA NA
Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Millersville, Pennsylvania

$9,570 44 6
Misericordia University

Dallas, Pennsylvania

$34,100 NA NA
Montgomery County Community College Central Campus

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

$8,640 NA NA
Montgomery County Community College West Campus

Pottstown, Pennsylvania

$6,180 NA NA
Moore College of Art and Design

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$43,320 NA NA
Moravian University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

$45,321 NA NA
Mount Aloysius College

Cresson, Pennsylvania

$23,090 NA NA
Muhlenberg College

Allentown, Pennsylvania

$53,865 80 87
Neumann University

Aston, Pennsylvania

$31,500 36 5
Northampton County Area Community College

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

$6,720 NA NA
Peirce College

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$14,400 NA NA
Penn Commercial Business/Technical School

Washington, Pennsylvania

$16,626 NA NA
Penn State Abington

Abington, Pennsylvania

$13,540 NA NA
Penn State Altoona

Altoona, Pennsylvania

$14,214 NA NA
Penn State Beaver

Monaca, Pennsylvania

$12,718 NA NA
Penn State Berks

Reading, Pennsylvania

$14,214 NA NA
Penn State Brandywine

Media, Pennsylvania

$13,484 NA NA
Penn State Dubois

Dubois, Pennsylvania

$12,718 NA NA
Penn State Erie Behrend College

Erie, Pennsylvania

$14,214 NA NA
Penn State Fayette Eberly Campus

Uniontown, Pennsylvania

$12,718 NA NA
Penn State Greater Allegheny

McKeesport, Pennsylvania

$12,718 NA NA
Penn State Harrisburg

Middletown, Pennsylvania

$14,214 NA NA
Penn State Hazleton

Hazleton, Pennsylvania

$13,484 NA NA
Penn State Lehigh Valley

Center Valley, Pennsylvania

$13,484 NA NA
Penn State Mont Alto

Mont Alto, Pennsylvania

$12,718 NA NA
Penn State New Kensington

Upper Burrell, Pennsylvania

$12,718 NA NA
Penn State Schuylkill

Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania

$13,484 NA NA
Penn State Shenango

Sharon, Pennsylvania

$12,474 NA NA
Penn State Wilkes Barre

Lehman, Pennsylvania

$12,718 NA NA
Penn State Worthington Scranton

Dunmore, Pennsylvania

$13,484 NA NA
Penn State York

York, Pennsylvania

$13,484 NA NA
Penn State Main Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania

$17,920 69 33
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$38,926 NA NA
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

$25,950 NA NA
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

$29,386 NA NA
Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, Pennsylvania

$15,120 NA NA
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

$6,540 NA NA
Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology

Mount Braddock, Pennsylvania

$11,514 NA NA
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology

Media, Pennsylvania

$10,800 NA NA
Philadelphia University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$38,160 NA NA
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

$16,500 NA NA
Pittsburgh Technical College

Oakdale, Pennsylvania

$14,660 NA NA
Point Park University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$32,560 47 34
Reading Area Community College

Reading, Pennsylvania

$8,220 NA NA
Robert Morris University

Moon Township, Pennsylvania

$30,830 53 39
Rosedale Technical Institute

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$14,395 NA NA
Rosemont College

Rosemont, Pennsylvania

$19,500 44 51
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Overbrook

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

$21,218 NA NA
Saint Francis University

Loretto, Pennsylvania

$38,078 57 45
Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$47,740 74 67
Saint Vincent College

Latrobe, Pennsylvania

$36,586 60 83
Seton Hill University

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

$37,396 NA NA
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

$9,570 42 8
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

$7,716 43 11
South Hills School of Business & Technology

State College, Pennsylvania

$18,336 NA NA
Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

$50,500 NA NA
Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

$54,256 92 98
Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$9,625 NA NA
Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$16,080 NA NA
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

$8,400 NA NA
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$19,650 NA NA
The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$46,530 NA NA
Thiel College

Greenville, Pennsylvania

$31,690 36 17
Triangle Tech Inc Bethlehem

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

$17,370 NA NA
Triangle Tech Inc Dubois

DuBois, Pennsylvania

$17,370 NA NA
Triangle Tech Inc Erie

Erie, Pennsylvania

$16,864 NA NA
Triangle Tech Inc Greensburg

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

$17,370 NA NA
Triangle Tech Inc Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$17,370 NA NA
Triangle Tech Inc Sunbury

Sunbury, Pennsylvania

$17,370 NA NA
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$53,166 96 98
University of Phoenix Harrisburg Campus

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

$9,480 NA NA
University of Phoenix Philadelphia Campus

Wayne, Pennsylvania

$9,480 NA NA
University of Phoenix Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$9,480 NA NA
University of Pittsburgh Bradford

Bradford, Pennsylvania

$13,198 44 66
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

$13,198 42 44
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

$13,198 47 39
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$18,629 74 78
University of Pittsburgh Titusville

Titusville, Pennsylvania

$11,176 NA NA
University of Scranton

Scranton, Pennsylvania

$46,684 67 47
University of the Sciences

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$25,800 71 41
University of Valley Forge

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

$21,320 NA NA
Ursinus College

Collegeville, Pennsylvania

$55,210 68 79
Valley Forge Military College

Wayne, Pennsylvania

$30,975 NA NA
Vet Tech Institute

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$14,240 NA NA
Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania

$56,730 84 78
Washington & Jefferson College

Washington, Pennsylvania

$49,612 NA NA
Waynesburg University

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

$25,430 50 53
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania

$7,716 50 15
Westminster College

New Wilmington, Pennsylvania

$37,075 NA NA
Westmoreland County Community College

Youngwood, Pennsylvania

$7,980 NA NA
Widener University Main Campus

Chester, Pennsylvania

$47,770 58 41
Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

$36,888 57 38
Wilson College

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

$25,200 33 7
Yeshivath Beth Moshe

Scranton, Pennsylvania

$9,600 NA NA
York College Pennsylvania

York, Pennsylvania

$19,670 56 33
Yorktowne Business Institute

York, Pennsylvania

$10,620 NA NA