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Pennsylvania Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

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 $35,730 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $2,831 from the 2015-2016 average of $32,899 and represents a 8.61% 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 $49,220. Franklin and Marshall College is the most expensive private school in Pennsylvania with an in-state tuition of $56,450.

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

Explore Pennsylvania Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Commonwealth Technical Institute
Johnstown, 174 Students
$12,444 - -
Dean Institute of Technology
Pittsburgh, 108 Students
$14,500 - -
Delaware Valley University
Doylestown, 1,916 Students
$36,960 62 53
DeSales University
Center Valley, 2,361 Students
$36,000 62 55
DeVry University Pennsylvania
Fort Washington, 1,010 Students
$15,835 - -
Dickinson College
Carlisle, 2,361 Students
$54,186 - -
Douglas Education Center
Monessen, 208 Students
$18,830 - -
Drexel University  Best Value
Philadelphia, 18,312 Students
$50,874 68 39
Duquesne University  Best Value
Pittsburgh, 8,867 Students
$38,178 70 56
Eastern University
Saint Davids, 1,834 Students
$32,492 58 59
Elizabethtown College
Elizabethtown, 1,641 Students
$46,940 67 58
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, 182 Students
$12,800 - -
Fortis Institute Erie
Erie, 194 Students
$12,947 - -
Fortis Institute Forty Fort
Forty Fort, 164 Students
$13,244 - -
Fortis Institute Scranton
Scranton, 288 Students
$25,953 - -
Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, 2,290 Students
$56,450 - -
Gannon University
Erie, 3,268 Students
$31,180 54 60
Geneva College
Beaver Falls, 1,232 Students
$26,730 70 71