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Pennsylvania Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

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 $34,815 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $1,916 from the 2015-2016 average of $32,899 and represents a 5.82% 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 21,358 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $47,416. Franklin and Marshall College is the most expensive private 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
Commonwealth Technical Institute
Johnstown, 187 Students
$16,836 - -
Dean Institute of Technology
Pittsburgh, 112 Students
$14,500 - -
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 - -
Douglas Education Center
Monessen, 228 Students
$15,879 - -
Drexel University  Best Value
Philadelphia, 17,785 Students
$49,632 68 45
Duquesne University  Best Value
Pittsburgh, 8,630 Students
$36,394 69 61
Eastern University
Saint Davids, 2,267 Students
$31,700 63 63
Elizabethtown College  Best Value
Elizabethtown, 1,747 Students
$45,350 68 59
Erie Business Center Erie
Erie, 135 Students
$9,360 - -
Erie Business Center New Castle
New Castle, 56 Students
$6,270 - -
Erie Institute of Technology Inc
Erie, 363 Students
$11,556 - -
Fortis Institute Erie
Erie, 524 Students
$12,947 - -
Fortis Institute Forty Fort
Forty Fort, 140 Students
$15,662 - -
Fortis Institute Scranton
Scranton, 330 Students
$24,371 - -
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