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Pennsylvania Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend community college in Pennsylvania?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Pennsylvania was $12,962 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $39 from the 2015-2016 average of $12,923 and represents a 0.3% annual increase. The list of Pennsylvania community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 17 community colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, the most popular being Community College of Allegheny County with 5,354 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $6,780. University of Pittsburgh Titusville is the most expensive community school in Pennsylvania with an in-state tuition of $10,958.

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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Pennsylvania Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Bucks County Community College
Newtown, 2,852 Students
$7,200 - -
Butler County Community College
Butler, 1,395 Students
$6,390 - -
Community College of Allegheny County
Pittsburgh, 5,354 Students
$6,780 - -
Community College of Beaver County
Monaca, 820 Students
$9,420 - -
Community College of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, 4,917 Students
$9,264 - -
Delaware County Community College
Media, 3,083 Students
$7,260 - -
Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg
Harrisburg, 5,222 Students
$6,510 - -
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Schnecksville, 2,463 Students
$6,000 - -
Luzerne County Community College
Nanticoke, 2,064 Students
$7,800 - -
Montgomery County Community College Central Campus
Blue Bell, 3,165 Students
$8,640 - -
Montgomery County Community College West Campus
Pottstown, 1,153 Students
$6,180 - -
Northampton County Area Community College
Bethlehem, 4,255 Students
$6,240 - -
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
Johnstown, 781 Students
$6,270 - -
Reading Area Community College
Reading, 1,124 Students
$7,920 - -
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Lancaster, 1,220 Students
$8,000 - -
University of Pittsburgh Titusville
Titusville, 187 Students
$10,958 - -
Westmoreland County Community College
Youngwood, 1,825 Students
$7,980 - -