Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

The 2022 Directory of Pennsylvania Private Colleges and Costs

Pennsylvania Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

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 $37,288 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is a change of $816 from the 2019-2020 average of $36,472 and represents a 2.24% 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 21,785 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $53,166. Franklin and Marshall College is the most expensive private school 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
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
Cabrini College

Radnor, Pennsylvania

$32,830 44 38
Cairn University

Langhorne, Pennsylvania

$29,178 NA NA
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
Clarks Summit University

Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

$26,082 NA NA