Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

The 2023 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 $38,148 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $1,676 from the 2019-2020 average of $36,472 and represents a 4.6% 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 23,030 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $54,652. Franklin and Marshall College is the most expensive private school in Pennsylvania with an in-state tuition of $63,216.

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 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Pennsylvania Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Commonwealth Technical Institute

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

$7,564 NA NA
Dean Institute of Technology

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$14,500 NA NA
Delaware Valley University

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

$38,780 50 34
DeSales University

Center Valley, Pennsylvania

$39,500 64 58
DeVry University Pennsylvania

Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

$15,835 NA NA
Dickinson College

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

$58,158 NA NA
Douglas Education Center

Monessen, Pennsylvania

$17,800 NA NA
Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$54,766 76 62
Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$43,526 67 53
Eastern University

Saint Davids, Pennsylvania

$34,990 48 42
Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

$34,000 65 64
Erie Business Center Erie

Erie, Pennsylvania

$9,360 NA NA
Erie Business Center New Castle

New Castle, Pennsylvania

$6,270 NA NA
Erie Institute of Technology Inc

Erie, Pennsylvania

$12,356 NA NA
Fortis Institute Erie

Erie, Pennsylvania

$12,947 NA NA
Fortis Institute Forty Fort

Forty Fort, Pennsylvania

$16,738 NA NA
Fortis Institute Scranton

Scranton, Pennsylvania

$25,384 NA NA
Franklin and Marshall College

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

$63,216 NA NA
Gannon University

Erie, Pennsylvania

$33,560 58 65
Geneva College

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

$29,160 NA NA