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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
Albright College
Reading, 1,887 Students
$44,206 - -
Allegheny College  Best Value
Meadville, 1,724 Students
$47,040 79 67
Alvernia University
Reading, 1,946 Students
$34,070 44 39
Antonelli Institute
Erdenheim, 71 Students
$19,890 - -
Arcadia University
Glenside, 2,456 Students
$42,880 67 58
Baptist Bible College and Seminary
Clarks Summit, 475 Students
$23,890 - -
Berks Technical Institute
Wyomissing, 414 Students
$10,260 - -
Bradford School
Pittsburgh, 352 Students
$15,380 - -
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church
Bryn Athyn, 292 Students
$21,360 39 58
Bryn Mawr College  Best Value
Bryn Mawr, 1,632 Students
$51,130 94 69
Bucknell University  Best Value
Lewisburg, 3,621 Students
$55,788 93 59
Cabrini College
Radnor, 1,582 Students
$30,950 44 44
Cairn University
Langhorne, 811 Students
$26,979 52 63
Cambria Rowe Business College Indiana
Indiana, 80 Students
$13,230 - -
Cambria Rowe Business College Johnstown
Johnstown, 90 Students
$13,230 - -
Carlow University
Pittsburgh, 1,246 Students
$28,788 37 52
Carnegie Mellon University  Best Value
Pittsburgh, 13,160 Students
$54,244 97 69
Cedar Crest College
Allentown, 1,018 Students
$38,616 62 65
Chatham University
Pittsburgh, 1,790 Students
$36,276 - -
Chestnut Hill College
Philadelphia, 1,248 Students
$35,950 21 -
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
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, 2,433 Students
$54,480 - -
Gratz College
Melrose Park, 60 Students
$18,792 - -
Gwynedd Mercy College
Gwynedd Valley, 2,654 Students
$32,820 29 20
Harcum College
Bryn Mawr, 942 Students
$24,200 - -
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Harrisburg, 4,158 Students
$23,900 - -
Haverford College  Best Value
Haverford, 1,308 Students
$54,100 97 75
Holy Family University
Philadelphia, 1,628 Students
$29,338 41 61
Hussian School of Art
Philadelphia, 81 Students
$21,990 - -
Immaculata University
Immaculata, 1,018 Students
$26,500 55 43
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts
Philadelphia, 36 Students
$14,500 - -
Johnson College
Scranton, 361 Students
$17,366 - -
Juniata College
Huntingdon, 1,348 Students
$44,772 - -
Keystone College
La Plume, 1,124 Students
$24,920 - -
King's College
Wilkes-Barre, 2,136 Students
$35,668 - -
La Roche College
Pittsburgh, 1,187 Students
$27,714 23 6
La Salle University
Philadelphia, 3,621 Students
$29,810 - -
Lackawanna College
Scranton, 1,326 Students
$14,850 - -
Lafayette College  Best Value
Easton, 2,603 Students
$52,415 94 72
Lancaster Bible College
Lancaster, 1,070 Students
$24,290 53 60
Lansdale School of Business
North Wales, 42 Students
$11,100 - -
Laurel Business Institute
Uniontown, 216 Students
$9,604 - -
Laurel Technical Institute
Sharon, 160 Students
$9,604 - -
Lebanon Valley College
Annville, 1,746 Students
$42,420 64 57
Lehigh University  Best Value
Bethlehem, 6,093 Students
$52,480 95 71
Lycoming College
Williamsport, 1,135 Students
$39,360 61 67
Manor College
Jenkintown, 480 Students
$16,429 - -
Marywood University
Scranton, 2,504 Students
$33,160 56 55
McCann School of Business and Technology
Pottsville, 166 Students
$10,080 - -
Mercyhurst College
Erie, 2,501 Students
$34,500 - -
Messiah College  Best Value
Grantham, 2,787 Students
$34,320 66 57
Metropolitan Career Center Computer Technology Institute
Philadelphia, 8 Students
$11,997 - -
Misericordia University
Dallas, 1,957 Students
$31,530 52 50
Moore College of Art and Design
Philadelphia, 373 Students
$40,052 78 51
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary
Bethlehem, 2,001 Students
$41,905 58 51
Mount Aloysius College
Cresson, 1,028 Students
$21,870 19 -
Muhlenberg College  Best Value
Allentown, 2,248 Students
$51,860 81 54
Neumann University
Aston, 1,587 Students
$30,000 39 41
Peirce College
Philadelphia, 291 Students
$14,400 - -
Penn Commercial Business/Technical School
Washington, 237 Students
$16,889 - -
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Philadelphia, 271 Students
$37,428 - -
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
Lancaster, 242 Students
$24,250 - -
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
Lancaster, 491 Students
$27,662 - -
Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology
Mount Braddock, 88 Students
$10,962 - -
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
Media, 247 Students
$10,260 - -
Philadelphia University
Philadelphia, 2,893 Students
$38,160 68 58
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
West Mifflin, 499 Students
$21,439 - -
Pittsburgh Technical College
Oakdale, 1,651 Students
$16,801 - -
Point Park University
Pittsburgh, 3,022 Students
$29,980 52 58
Robert Morris University
Moon Township, 3,683 Students
$29,060 55 54
Rosedale Technical Institute
Pittsburgh, 417 Students
$13,800 - -
Rosemont College
Rosemont, 596 Students
$18,900 35 43
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Overbrook
Wynnewood, 171 Students
$19,420 - -
Saint Francis University
Loretto, 1,754 Students
$35,210 59 53
Saint Joseph's University  Best Value
Philadelphia, 4,773 Students
$44,794 68 48
Saint Vincent College
Latrobe, 1,717 Students
$34,520 65 67
Seton Hill University
Greensburg, 1,812 Students
$35,248 - -
South Hills School of Business & Technology
State College, 380 Students
$16,783 - -
Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, 2,311 Students
$46,690 - -
Swarthmore College  Best Value
Swarthmore, 1,554 Students
$52,190 98 79
Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, 123 Students
$9,075 - -
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College
Philadelphia, 335 Students
$19,650 - -
The University of the Arts
Philadelphia, 1,865 Students
$44,780 - -
Thiel College
Greenville, 729 Students
$29,870 27 13
Triangle Tech Inc Bethlehem
Bethlehem, 134 Students
$16,864 - -
Triangle Tech Inc Dubois
DuBois, 111 Students
$16,864 - -
Triangle Tech Inc Erie
Erie, 15 Students
$16,864 - -
Triangle Tech Inc Greensburg
Greensburg, 120 Students
$16,864 - -
Triangle Tech Inc Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, 149 Students
$16,864 - -
Triangle Tech Inc Sunbury
Sunbury, 78 Students
$16,864 - -
University of Pennsylvania  Best Value
Philadelphia, 21,960 Students
$49,220 99 75
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
Scranton, 4,119 Students
$44,132 68 47
University of the Sciences
Philadelphia, 2,011 Students
$23,300 74 54
University of Valley Forge
Phoenixville, 492 Students
$20,266 - -
Ursinus College  Best Value
Collegeville, 1,408 Students
$52,050 71 55
Valley Forge Military College
Wayne, 306 Students
$29,975 - -
Vet Tech Institute
Pittsburgh, 337 Students
$14,240 - -
Villanova University  Best Value
Villanova, 7,876 Students
$52,578 95 62
Washington & Jefferson College
Washington, 1,351 Students
$47,384 - -
Waynesburg University
Waynesburg, 1,365 Students
$23,970 40 52
Westminster College
New Wilmington, 1,170 Students
$35,360 67 67
Widener University Main Campus
Chester, 4,496 Students
$45,028 57 46
Wilkes University
Wilkes-Barre, 2,693 Students
$34,454 58 55
Wilson College
Chambersburg, 701 Students
$23,745 29 32
Yeshivath Beth Moshe
Scranton, 33 Students
$9,200 - -
York College Pennsylvania
York, 3,760 Students
$18,180 59 63
Yorktowne Business Institute
York, 215 Students
$10,620 - -