Community Colleges in Pennsylvania

The 2023 Directory of Pennsylvania Community Colleges and Costs

Pennsylvania Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend community college in Pennsylvania?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Pennsylvania was $13,062 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of ($277) from the 2019-2020 average of $13,339 and represents a -2.08% annual decline. 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 3,791 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $7,080. University of Pittsburgh Titusville is the most expensive community school in Pennsylvania with an in-state tuition of $11,342.

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
Bucks County Community College

Newtown, Pennsylvania

$7,920 NA NA
Butler County Community College

Butler, Pennsylvania

$6,890 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
Delaware County Community College

Media, Pennsylvania

$7,500 NA NA
Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

$6,795 NA NA
Lehigh Carbon Community College

Schnecksville, Pennsylvania

$6,720 NA NA
Luzerne County Community College

Nanticoke, Pennsylvania

$8,040 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
Northampton County Area Community College

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

$6,960 NA NA
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

$6,660 NA NA
Reading Area Community College

Reading, Pennsylvania

$8,400 NA NA
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

$8,400 NA NA
University of Pittsburgh Titusville

Titusville, Pennsylvania

$11,342 NA NA
Westmoreland County Community College

Youngwood, Pennsylvania

$7,980 NA NA