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Pennsylvania Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend public college in Pennsylvania?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Pennsylvania was $11,653 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $588 from the 2015-2016 average of $11,065 and represents a 5.31% 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 45,874 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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Pennsylvania Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, 8,610 Students
$7,492 40 61
Bucks County Community College
Newtown, 2,790 Students
$6,960 - -
Butler County Community College
Butler, 1,555 Students
$6,240 - -
California University of Pennsylvania
California, 5,439 Students
$7,492 25 33
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Cheyney, 679 Students
$9,360 - -
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, 3,797 Students
$7,492 26 42
Community College of Allegheny County
Pittsburgh, 5,687 Students
$6,600 - -
Community College of Beaver County
Monaca, 914 Students
$9,360 - -
Community College of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, 4,884 Students
$9,264 - -
Delaware County Community College
Media, 3,553 Students
$7,290 - -
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg, 5,936 Students
$7,292 40 61
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, 4,982 Students
$7,492 29 53
Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg
Harrisburg, 5,377 Students
$6,330 - -
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus
Indiana, 11,015 Students
$9,000 28 44
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, 7,566 Students
$7,492 37 54
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Schnecksville, 2,502 Students
$6,000 - -
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, 1,858 Students
$7,674 16 9
Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, 3,756 Students
$7,492 26 47
Luzerne County Community College
Nanticoke, 2,526 Students
$7,620 - -
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Mansfield, 1,929 Students
$9,450 35 60
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Millersville, 6,142 Students
$9,270 57 74
Montgomery County Community College Central Campus
Blue Bell, 3,773 Students
$8,640 - -
Montgomery County Community College West Campus
Pottstown, 1,153 Students
$6,180 - -
Northampton County Area Community College
Bethlehem, 4,435 Students
$6,000 - -
Penn State Abington
Abington, 3,143 Students
$13,540 46 76
Penn State Altoona
Altoona, 3,353 Students
$14,214 41 49
Penn State Beaver
Monaca, 634 Students
$12,718 40 59
Penn State Berks
Reading, 2,553 Students
$14,214 37 46
Penn State Brandywine
Media, 1,186 Students
$13,484 34 62
Penn State Dubois
Dubois, 483 Students
$12,718 42 65
Penn State Erie Behrend College
Erie, 4,218 Students
$14,214 54 60
Penn State Fayette Eberly Campus
Uniontown, 557 Students
$12,718 33 61
Penn State Greater Allegheny
McKeesport, 493 Students
$12,718 37 58
Penn State Harrisburg
Middletown, 4,056 Students
$14,214 54 64
Penn State Hazleton
Hazleton, 764 Students
$13,484 53 65
Penn State Lehigh Valley
Center Valley, 697 Students
$13,484 48 72
Penn State Mont Alto
Mont Alto, 683 Students
$12,718 49 61
Penn State New Kensington
Upper Burrell, 534 Students
$12,718 35 64
Penn State Schuylkill
Schuylkill Haven, 627 Students
$13,484 38 60
Penn State Shenango
Sharon, 239 Students
$12,474 57 74
Penn State Wilkes Barre
Lehman, 426 Students
$12,718 33 56
Penn State Worthington Scranton
Dunmore, 868 Students
$13,484 31 60
Penn State York
York, 840 Students
$13,484 44 70
Penn State Main Campus  Best Value
University Park, 45,874 Students
$17,416 83 71
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Williamsport, 4,586 Students
$13,860 - -
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
Johnstown, 801 Students
$6,120 - -
Reading Area Community College
Reading, 967 Students
$7,740 - -
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Shippensburg, 5,901 Students
$9,000 35 53
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock, 7,621 Students
$7,492 48 68
Temple University
Philadelphia, 33,702 Students
$15,768 - -
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Lancaster, 1,047 Students
$7,800 - -
University of Pittsburgh Bradford
Bradford, 1,349 Students
$12,940 52 69
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg
Greensburg, 1,438 Students
$12,940 47 67
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
Johnstown, 2,708 Students
$12,940 51 65
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus  Best Value
Pittsburgh, 25,604 Students
$18,130 85 72
University of Pittsburgh Titusville
Titusville, 273 Students
$10,958 - -
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, 13,715 Students
$7,492 62 69
Westmoreland County Community College
Youngwood, 2,340 Students
$7,440 - -