Pennsylvania Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in Pennsylvania?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Pennsylvania was $11,737 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $672 from the 2015-2016 average of $11,065 and represents a 6.07% 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 45,140 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $17,416. University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus is the most expensive public school in Pennsylvania with an in-state tuition of $18,130.

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
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, 7,836 Students
$7,716 45 63
Bucks County Community College
Newtown, 2,852 Students
$7,200 - -
Butler County Community College
Butler, 1,395 Students
$6,390 - -
California University of Pennsylvania
California, 4,999 Students
$7,716 28 37
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Cheyney, 433 Students
$7,716 - -
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, 3,409 Students
$7,716 26 29
Community College of Allegheny County
Pittsburgh, 5,354 Students
$6,780 - -
Community College of Beaver County
Monaca, 820 Students
$9,420 - -
Community College of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, 4,917 Students
$9,264 - -
Delaware County Community College
Media, 3,083 Students
$7,260 - -
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg, 5,550 Students
$8,288 41 62
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, 3,840 Students
$7,716 37 58
Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg
Harrisburg, 5,222 Students
$6,510 - -
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus
Indiana, 9,377 Students
$9,570 29 34
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, 7,232 Students
$7,716 38 47
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Schnecksville, 2,463 Students
$6,000 - -
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, 2,155 Students
$7,868 39 53
Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, 3,020 Students
$7,716 33 48
Luzerne County Community College
Nanticoke, 2,064 Students
$7,800 - -
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Mansfield, 1,462 Students
$9,450 30 35