Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

The 2021 Directory of Pennsylvania Private Colleges and Costs

Pennsylvania Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2021

How much does it cost to attend private college in Pennsylvania?   The average annual in-state four year, not for profit private college tuition in Pennsylvania was $36,492 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a change of $792 from the 2018-2019 average of $35,700 and represents a 2.22% annual increase. The list of Pennsylvania private colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 129 private colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, the most popular being University of Pennsylvania with 21,960 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $51,156. Franklin and Marshall College is the most expensive private school in Pennsylvania with an in-state tuition of $58,615.

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

Explore Pennsylvania Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Albright College

Reading, Pennsylvania

$24,500 NA NA
Allegheny College

Meadville, Pennsylvania

$48,760 71 93
Alvernia University

Reading, Pennsylvania

$35,350 44 18
Antonelli Institute

Erdenheim, Pennsylvania

$19,890 NA NA
Arcadia University

Glenside, Pennsylvania

$43,740 55 47
Baptist Bible College and Seminary

Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

$26,082 NA NA
Berks Technical Institute

Wyomissing, Pennsylvania

$10,260 NA NA
Bradford School

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$15,380 NA NA
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church

Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania

$22,785 39 24
Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

$53,180 NA NA
Bucknell University

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

$57,882 85 76
Cabrini College

Radnor, Pennsylvania

$31,875 51 53
Cairn University

Langhorne, Pennsylvania

$28,328 44 29
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

$29,652 43 38
Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$55,816 88 94
Cedar Crest College

Allentown, Pennsylvania

$39,774 52 60
Chatham University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$37,363 NA NA
Chestnut Hill College

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$36,950 40 11