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Pennsylvania Four Year Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend four year college in Pennsylvania?   The average annual in-state four year college tuition in Pennsylvania was $26,599 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $1,718 from the 2015-2016 average of $24,881 and represents a 6.9% annual increase. The list of Pennsylvania four year colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 129 four year colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, the most popular being Penn State Main Campus with 45,874 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $17,416. Franklin and Marshall College is the most expensive four year school in Pennsylvania with an in-state tuition of $54,280.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Pennsylvania Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Albright College
Reading, 2,284 Students
$42,404 - -
Allegheny College
Meadville, 1,869 Students
$45,470 - -
Alvernia University
Reading, 1,923 Students
$32,840 42 36
Arcadia University
Glenside, 2,759 Students
$41,630 70 62
Baptist Bible College and Seminary
Clarks Summit, 512 Students
$23,890 - -
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, 8,610 Students
$7,492 40 61
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church
Bryn Athyn, 295 Students
$19,671 50 72
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, 1,637 Students
$49,310 - -
Bucknell University  Best Value
Lewisburg, 3,569 Students
$53,692 94 64
Cabrini College
Radnor, 1,457 Students
$30,400 40 33
Cairn University
Langhorne, 753 Students
$26,193 44 58
California University of Pennsylvania
California, 5,439 Students
$7,492 25 33
Carlow University
Pittsburgh, 1,297 Students
$27,950 35 48
Carnegie Mellon University  Best Value
Pittsburgh, 12,254 Students
$52,732 96 65
Cedar Crest College
Allentown, 955 Students
$37,492 47 61
Chatham University
Pittsburgh, 1,525 Students
$35,220 - -
Chestnut Hill College
Philadelphia, 1,317 Students
$34,950 41 37
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Cheyney, 679 Students
$9,360 - -
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, 3,797 Students
$7,492 26 42
Delaware Valley University
Doylestown, 1,917 Students
$35,610 58 52
DeSales University
Center Valley, 2,264 Students
$34,500 62 53
DeVry University Pennsylvania
Fort Washington, 1,010 Students
$15,835 - -
Dickinson College
Carlisle, 2,376 Students
$52,480 - -
Drexel University  Best Value
Philadelphia, 17,785 Students
$49,632 68 45
Duquesne University  Best Value
Pittsburgh, 8,630 Students
$36,394 69 61
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg, 5,936 Students
$7,292 40 61
Eastern University
Saint Davids, 2,267 Students
$31,700 63 63
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, 4,982 Students
$7,492 29 53
Elizabethtown College  Best Value
Elizabethtown, 1,747 Students
$45,350 68 59
Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, 2,225 Students
$54,280 - -
Gannon University
Erie, 3,222 Students
$30,180 55 62
Geneva College  Best Value
Beaver Falls, 1,460 Students
$26,070 69 72
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, 2,378 Students
$52,640 - -
Gratz College
Melrose Park, 78 Students
$18,792 - -
Gwynedd Mercy College
Gwynedd Valley, 2,448 Students
$32,820 29 15
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Harrisburg, 2,856 Students
$23,900 - -
Haverford College  Best Value
Haverford, 1,268 Students
$52,278 97 76
Holy Family University
Philadelphia, 1,491 Students
$29,338 43 65
Immaculata University
Immaculata, 1,129 Students
$26,500 36 16
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus
Indiana, 11,015 Students
$9,000 28 44
Juniata College
Huntingdon, 1,501 Students
$43,050 - -
Keystone College
La Plume, 1,094 Students
$24,870 13 -
King's College
Wilkes-Barre, 1,982 Students
$34,630 - -
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, 7,566 Students
$7,492 37 54
La Roche College
Pittsburgh, 1,238 Students
$26,920 28 21
La Salle University
Philadelphia, 3,475 Students
$28,800 52 52
Lafayette College  Best Value
Easton, 2,505 Students
$50,400 93 71
Lancaster Bible College
Lancaster, 861 Students
$21,900 50 62
Lebanon Valley College  Best Value
Annville, 1,697 Students
$40,990 65 58
Lehigh University  Best Value
Bethlehem, 6,230 Students
$50,320 94 70
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, 1,858 Students
$7,674 16 9
Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, 3,756 Students
$7,492 26 47
Lycoming College
Williamsport, 1,245 Students
$37,888 58 63
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Mansfield, 1,929 Students
$9,450 35 60
Marywood University
Scranton, 2,666 Students
$32,190 53 55
Mercyhurst College
Erie, 2,594 Students
$34,050 - -
Messiah College  Best Value
Grantham, 2,761 Students
$33,320 65 60
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Millersville, 6,142 Students
$9,270 57 74
Misericordia University
Dallas, 1,990 Students
$30,030 57 56
Moore College of Art and Design
Philadelphia, 389 Students
$38,513 - -
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary
Bethlehem, 1,900 Students
$40,293 53 50
Mount Aloysius College
Cresson, 1,123 Students
$21,230 36 43
Muhlenberg College  Best Value
Allentown, 2,318 Students
$50,095 88 59
Neumann University
Aston, 1,800 Students
$28,710 23 -
Peirce College
Philadelphia, 323 Students
$14,400 - -
Penn State Abington
Abington, 3,143 Students
$13,540 46 76
Penn State Altoona
Altoona, 3,353 Students
$14,214 41 49
Penn State Beaver
Monaca, 634 Students
$12,718 40 59
Penn State Berks
Reading, 2,553 Students
$14,214 37 46
Penn State Brandywine
Media, 1,186 Students
$13,484 34 62
Penn State Dubois
Dubois, 483 Students
$12,718 42 65
Penn State Erie Behrend College
Erie, 4,218 Students
$14,214 54 60
Penn State Fayette Eberly Campus
Uniontown, 557 Students
$12,718 33 61
Penn State Greater Allegheny
McKeesport, 493 Students
$12,718 37 58
Penn State Harrisburg
Middletown, 4,056 Students
$14,214 54 64
Penn State Hazleton
Hazleton, 764 Students
$13,484 53 65
Penn State Lehigh Valley
Center Valley, 697 Students
$13,484 48 72
Penn State Mont Alto
Mont Alto, 683 Students
$12,718 49 61
Penn State New Kensington
Upper Burrell, 534 Students
$12,718 35 64
Penn State Schuylkill
Schuylkill Haven, 627 Students
$13,484 38 60
Penn State Shenango
Sharon, 239 Students
$12,474 57 74
Penn State Wilkes Barre
Lehman, 426 Students
$12,718 33 56
Penn State Worthington Scranton
Dunmore, 868 Students
$13,484 31 60
Penn State York
York, 840 Students
$13,484 44 70
Penn State Main Campus  Best Value
University Park, 45,874 Students
$17,416 83 71
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Philadelphia, 283 Students
$35,646 - -
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
Lancaster, 223 Students
$23,500 - -
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
Lancaster, 484 Students
$27,084 - -
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Williamsport, 4,586 Students
$13,860 - -
Philadelphia University
Philadelphia, 2,925 Students
$38,160 64 53
Point Park University
Pittsburgh, 2,943 Students
$28,860 53 57
Robert Morris University
Moon Township, 3,940 Students
$28,210 51 53
Rosemont College
Rosemont, 671 Students
$18,500 39 51
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Overbrook
Wynnewood, 149 Students
$19,420 - -
Saint Francis University
Loretto, 1,777 Students
$33,856 65 64
Saint Joseph's University  Best Value
Philadelphia, 5,185 Students
$43,700 64 46
Saint Vincent College
Latrobe, 1,693 Students
$33,516 66 70
Seton Hill University
Greensburg, 1,725 Students
$33,910 - -
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Shippensburg, 5,901 Students
$9,000 35 53
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock, 7,621 Students
$7,492 48 68
Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, 2,129 Students
$44,890 - -
Swarthmore College  Best Value
Swarthmore, 1,542 Students
$50,424 98 77
Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, 124 Students
$8,800 - -
Temple University
Philadelphia, 33,702 Students
$15,768 - -
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College
Philadelphia, 428 Students
$19,650 - -
The University of the Arts
Philadelphia, 1,821 Students
$43,100 58 40
Thiel College
Greenville, 869 Students
$29,000 31 26
University of Pennsylvania  Best Value
Philadelphia, 21,358 Students
$47,416 99 77
University of Phoenix Harrisburg Campus
Harrisburg, 107 Students
$9,480 - -
University of Phoenix Philadelphia Campus
Wayne, 734 Students
$9,480 - -
University of Phoenix Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, 124 Students
$9,480 - -
University of Pittsburgh Bradford
Bradford, 1,349 Students
$12,940 52 69
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg
Greensburg, 1,438 Students
$12,940 47 67
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
Johnstown, 2,708 Students
$12,940 51 65
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus  Best Value
Pittsburgh, 25,604 Students
$18,130 85 72
University of Scranton  Best Value
Scranton, 4,156 Students
$42,910 67 50
University of the Sciences
Philadelphia, 2,295 Students
$38,294 73 58
University of Valley Forge
Phoenixville, 629 Students
$19,820 - -
Ursinus College
Collegeville, 1,542 Students
$50,360 - -
Villanova University  Best Value
Villanova, 7,758 Students
$50,554 91 64
Washington & Jefferson College
Washington, 1,386 Students
$46,048 - -
Waynesburg University
Waynesburg, 1,441 Students
$23,160 40 55
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, 13,715 Students
$7,492 62 69
Westminster College
New Wilmington, 1,156 Students
$34,830 61 64
Widener University Main Campus
Chester, 4,386 Students
$43,296 56 51
Wilkes University
Wilkes-Barre, 2,847 Students
$33,208 49 48
Wilson College
Chambersburg, 510 Students
$23,745 63 66
Yeshivath Beth Moshe
Scranton, 45 Students
$9,000 - -
York College Pennsylvania
York, 3,891 Students
$17,560 60 64