Public Colleges in Pennsylvania

The 2023 Directory of Pennsylvania Public Colleges and Costs

Pennsylvania Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend public college in Pennsylvania?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Pennsylvania was $11,815 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $69 from the 2019-2020 average of $11,746 and represents a 0.59% annual increase. The list of Pennsylvania public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Pennsylvania and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 58 public colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, the most popular being Penn State Main Campus with 73,028 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $18,368. University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus is the most expensive public school in Pennsylvania with an in-state tuition of $19,092.

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
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

$7,716 NA NA
Bucks County Community College

Newtown, Pennsylvania

$7,920 NA NA
Butler County Community College

Butler, Pennsylvania

$6,890 NA NA
California University of Pennsylvania

California, Pennsylvania

$7,716 35 7
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Cheyney, Pennsylvania

$7,716 NA NA
Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion, Pennsylvania

$7,716 NA NA
Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$7,080 NA NA
Community College of Beaver County

Monaca, Pennsylvania

$10,200 NA NA
Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$7,632 NA NA
Delaware County Community College

Media, Pennsylvania

$7,500 NA NA
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

$8,288 43 7
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Edinboro, Pennsylvania

$7,716 41 12
Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

$6,795 NA NA
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus

Indiana, Pennsylvania

$9,570 36 4
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown, Pennsylvania

$7,716 38 3
Lehigh Carbon Community College

Schnecksville, Pennsylvania

$6,720 NA NA
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

Lincoln University, Pennsylvania

$8,228 26 2
Lock Haven University

Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

$7,716 36 5
Luzerne County Community College

Nanticoke, Pennsylvania

$8,040 NA NA
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Mansfield, Pennsylvania

$7,716 36 57