U.S. Average Net Price Ranking

The Most Expensive Colleges in America by Average Net Price for 2023

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
#41 Quinnipiac University

Connecticut, Private

$41,815 38%
#42 FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles

California, Private

$41,766 19%
#43 New York College of Health Professions

New York, Private

$41,738 -48%
#44 Platt College Aurora

Colorado, Private

$41,735 -15%
#45 Fordham University

New York, Private

$41,569 47%
#46 Southern Methodist University

Texas, Private

$41,444 47%
#47 Sarah Lawrence College

New York, Private

$41,396 46%
#48 Brandeis University

Massachusetts, Private

$41,222 47%
#49 Southern New Hampshire University

New Hampshire, Private

$41,217 -44%
#50 Occidental College

California, Private

$41,102 46%
#51 The Juilliard School

New York, Private

$41,022 43%
#52 Kenyon College

Ohio, Private

$40,862 48%
#53 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

New York, Private

$40,661 47%
#54 Connecticut College

Connecticut, Private

$40,474 48%
#55 Saint Marys College of California

California, Private

$40,401 42%
#56 George Washington University

District Of Columbia, Private

$40,308 47%
#57 Stevens Institute of Technology

New Jersey, Private

$40,303 46%
#58 New York School of Interior Design

New York, Private

$40,271 20%
#59 The University of the Arts

Pennsylvania, Private

$40,269 40%
#60 Scripps College

California, Private

$40,259 49%