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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
Albright College
Reading, 2,284 Students
$42,404 - -
Allegheny College
Meadville, 1,869 Students
$45,470 - -
Alvernia University
Reading, 1,923 Students
$32,840 42 36
Antonelli Institute
Erdenheim, 173 Students
$19,890 - -
Arcadia University
Glenside, 2,759 Students
$41,630 70 62
Baptist Bible College and Seminary
Clarks Summit, 512 Students
$23,890 - -
Berks Technical Institute
Wyomissing, 617 Students
$10,260 - -
Bradford School
Pittsburgh, 356 Students
$15,380 - -
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church
Bryn Athyn, 295 Students
$19,671 50 72
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, 1,637 Students
$49,310 - -
Bucknell University  Best Value
Lewisburg, 3,569 Students
$53,692 94 64
Cabrini College
Radnor, 1,457 Students
$30,400 40 33
Cairn University
Langhorne, 753 Students
$26,193 44 58
Cambria Rowe Business College Indiana
Indiana, 80 Students
$13,230 - -
Cambria Rowe Business College Johnstown
Johnstown, 90 Students
$13,230 - -
Carlow University
Pittsburgh, 1,297 Students
$27,950 35 48
Carnegie Mellon University  Best Value
Pittsburgh, 12,254 Students
$52,732 96 65
Cedar Crest College
Allentown, 955 Students
$37,492 47 61
Chatham University
Pittsburgh, 1,525 Students
$35,220 - -
Chestnut Hill College
Philadelphia, 1,317 Students
$34,950 41 37
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
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, 2,378 Students
$52,640 - -
Gratz College
Melrose Park, 78 Students
$18,792 - -
Gwynedd Mercy College
Gwynedd Valley, 2,448 Students
$32,820 29 15
Harcum College
Bryn Mawr, 1,078 Students
$23,500 - -
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Harrisburg, 2,856 Students
$23,900 - -
Haverford College  Best Value
Haverford, 1,268 Students
$52,278 97 76
Holy Family University
Philadelphia, 1,491 Students
$29,338 43 65
Hussian School of Art
Philadelphia, 50 Students
$18,600 - -
Immaculata University
Immaculata, 1,129 Students
$26,500 36 16
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts
Philadelphia, 31 Students
$12,650 - -
Johnson College
Scranton, 396 Students
$16,942 - -
Juniata College
Huntingdon, 1,501 Students
$43,050 - -
Keystone College
La Plume, 1,094 Students
$24,870 13 -
King's College
Wilkes-Barre, 1,982 Students
$34,630 - -
La Roche College
Pittsburgh, 1,238 Students
$26,920 28 21
La Salle University
Philadelphia, 3,475 Students
$28,800 52 52
Lackawanna College
Scranton, 1,136 Students
$14,350 - -
Lafayette College  Best Value
Easton, 2,505 Students
$50,400 93 71
Lancaster Bible College
Lancaster, 861 Students
$21,900 50 62
Lansdale School of Business
North Wales, 105 Students
$10,800 - -
Laurel Business Institute
Uniontown, 206 Students
$9,414 - -
Laurel Technical Institute
Sharon, 143 Students
$9,414 - -
Lebanon Valley College  Best Value
Annville, 1,697 Students
$40,990 65 58
Lehigh University  Best Value
Bethlehem, 6,230 Students
$50,320 94 70
Lycoming College
Williamsport, 1,245 Students
$37,888 58 63
Manor College
Jenkintown, 400 Students
$16,429 - -
Marywood University
Scranton, 2,666 Students
$32,190 53 55
McCann School of Business and Technology
Pottsville, 126 Students
$10,080 - -
Mercyhurst College
Erie, 2,594 Students
$34,050 - -
Messiah College  Best Value
Grantham, 2,761 Students
$33,320 65 60
Metropolitan Career Center Computer Technology Institute
Philadelphia, 20 Students
$11,997 - -
Misericordia University
Dallas, 1,990 Students
$30,030 57 56
Moore College of Art and Design
Philadelphia, 389 Students
$38,513 - -
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary
Bethlehem, 1,900 Students
$40,293 53 50
Mount Aloysius College
Cresson, 1,123 Students
$21,230 36 43
Muhlenberg College  Best Value
Allentown, 2,318 Students
$50,095 88 59
Neumann University
Aston, 1,800 Students
$28,710 23 -
Peirce College
Philadelphia, 323 Students
$14,400 - -
Penn Commercial Business/Technical School
Washington, 254 Students
$17,200 - -
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Philadelphia, 283 Students
$35,646 - -
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
Lancaster, 223 Students
$23,500 - -
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
Lancaster, 484 Students
$27,084 - -
Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology
Mount Braddock, 96 Students
$11,745 - -
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
Media, 137 Students
$10,125 - -
Philadelphia University
Philadelphia, 2,925 Students
$38,160 64 53
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
West Mifflin, 368 Students
$20,795 - -
Pittsburgh Technical College
Oakdale, 1,880 Students
$16,817 - -
Point Park University
Pittsburgh, 2,943 Students
$28,860 53 57
Robert Morris University
Moon Township, 3,940 Students
$28,210 51 53
Rosedale Technical Institute
Pittsburgh, 404 Students
$13,250 - -
Rosemont College
Rosemont, 671 Students
$18,500 39 51
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Overbrook
Wynnewood, 149 Students
$19,420 - -
Saint Francis University
Loretto, 1,777 Students
$33,856 65 64
Saint Joseph's University  Best Value
Philadelphia, 5,185 Students
$43,700 64 46
Saint Vincent College
Latrobe, 1,693 Students
$33,516 66 70
Seton Hill University
Greensburg, 1,725 Students
$33,910 - -
South Hills School of Business & Technology
State College, 435 Students
$16,521 - -
Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, 2,129 Students
$44,890 - -
Swarthmore College  Best Value
Swarthmore, 1,542 Students
$50,424 98 77
Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, 124 Students
$8,800 - -
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College
Philadelphia, 428 Students
$19,650 - -
The University of the Arts
Philadelphia, 1,821 Students
$43,100 58 40
Thiel College
Greenville, 869 Students
$29,000 31 26
Triangle Tech Inc Bethlehem
Bethlehem, 114 Students
$16,216 - -
Triangle Tech Inc Dubois
DuBois, 149 Students
$16,216 - -
Triangle Tech Inc Erie
Erie, 99 Students
$16,216 - -
Triangle Tech Inc Greensburg
Greensburg, 159 Students
$16,216 - -
Triangle Tech Inc Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, 153 Students
$16,216 - -
Triangle Tech Inc Sunbury
Sunbury, 96 Students
$16,216 - -
University of Pennsylvania  Best Value
Philadelphia, 21,358 Students
$47,416 99 77
University of Phoenix Harrisburg Campus
Harrisburg, 107 Students
$9,480 - -
University of Phoenix Philadelphia Campus
Wayne, 734 Students
$9,480 - -
University of Phoenix Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, 124 Students
$9,480 - -
University of Scranton  Best Value
Scranton, 4,156 Students
$42,910 67 50
University of the Sciences
Philadelphia, 2,295 Students
$38,294 73 58
University of Valley Forge
Phoenixville, 629 Students
$19,820 - -
Ursinus College
Collegeville, 1,542 Students
$50,360 - -
Valley Forge Military College
Wayne, 249 Students
$29,975 - -
Vet Tech Institute
Pittsburgh, 329 Students
$14,240 - -
Villanova University  Best Value
Villanova, 7,758 Students
$50,554 91 64
Washington & Jefferson College
Washington, 1,386 Students
$46,048 - -
Waynesburg University
Waynesburg, 1,441 Students
$23,160 40 55
Westminster College
New Wilmington, 1,156 Students
$34,830 61 64
Widener University Main Campus
Chester, 4,386 Students
$43,296 56 51
Wilkes University
Wilkes-Barre, 2,847 Students
$33,208 49 48
Wilson College
Chambersburg, 510 Students
$23,745 63 66
Yeshivath Beth Moshe
Scranton, 45 Students
$9,000 - -
York College Pennsylvania
York, 3,891 Students
$17,560 60 64
Yorktowne Business Institute
York, 215 Students
$10,620 - -