U.S. Average Net Price Ranking

The Most Expensive Colleges in America by Average Net Price for 2022

Most Expensive Colleges in America by Average Net Price

These are the most expensive colleges in America based on average net price paid. Net price is the average amount paid by students after factoring in scholarship and grant financial aid and may be a more accurate estimation of real life costs than published tuition. Discount from list price represents the effective percent discount from published costs that students averaged. Please note that net price varies on a student by student basis based on finanical situation and no financial aid is guaranteed. California Institute of the Arts leads the list with a $59,367 average net price.

Net price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2014-2015 academic year.

America's Most Expensive Colleges by Average Net Price
College Net Price Discount
#1 California Institute of the Arts

California, Private

$59,367 12%
#2 Ringling College of Art and Design

Florida, Private

$53,496 22%
#3 School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Illinois, Private

$51,606 27%
#4 Southern California Institute of Architecture

California, Private

$51,591 22%
#5 Jewish Theological Seminary of America

New York, Private

$51,387 31%
#6 The New School

New York, Private

$50,908 29%
#7 The New England Conservatory of Music

Massachusetts, Private

$50,651 28%
#8 Beacon College

Florida, Private

$50,295 11%
#9 Loyola Marymount University

California, Private

$48,758 29%
#10 Santa Clara University

California, Private

$48,284 31%
#11 Art Center College of Design

California, Private

$47,878 25%
#12 Emerson College

Massachusetts, Private

$47,594 33%
#13 Pratt Institute Main

New York, Private

$47,516 31%
#14 West Coast University Ontario

California, Private

$47,417 -5%
#15 Tulane University

Louisiana, Private

$47,413 38%
#16 Syracuse University

New York, Private

$47,177 36%
#17 Otis College of Art and Design

California, Private

$46,876 29%
#18 Pepperdine University

California, Private

$46,550 38%
#19 American Musical and Dramatic Academy

New York, Private

$46,504 19%
#20 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Massachusetts, Private

$45,834 36%