U.S. In State Total Cost Ranking

The Most Expensive Colleges in America by In State Total Cost for 2022

Most Expensive Colleges in America by In State Total Cost

The highest priced four year colleges in America are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2020/2021 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the most expensive college in America? Leading the colleges list is University of Chicago in Chicago with an in state total cost of $79,356.

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All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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America's Most Expensive Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 University of Chicago

Illinois, Private

$79,356 98 95
#2 Brown University

Rhode Island, Private

$78,246 97 97
#3 University of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, Private

$78,184 96 98
#4 Dartmouth College

New Hampshire, Private

$78,144 97 98
#5 Harvey Mudd College

California, Private

$78,139 90 92
#6 Bard College at Simon's Rock

Massachusetts, Private

$78,071 NA NA
#7 Northwestern University

Illinois, Private

$77,979 96 97
#8 University of Southern California

California, Private

$77,873 92 89
#9 Amherst College

Massachusetts, Private

$77,800 97 99
#10 Oberlin College

Ohio, Private

$77,796 75 55
#11 Tufts University

Massachusetts, Private

$77,492 93 94
#12 Haverford College

Pennsylvania, Private

$77,422 92 97
#13 Wesleyan University

Connecticut, Private

$77,270 NA NA
#14 Wellesley College

Massachusetts, Private

$77,020 95 98
#15 Vassar College

New York, Private

$76,820 90 96
#16 Franklin and Marshall College

Pennsylvania, Private

$76,712 NA NA
#17 Boston College

Massachusetts, Private

$76,672 88 94
#18 Reed College

Oregon, Private

$76,650 NA NA
#19 University of Rochester

New York, Private

$76,615 87 90
#20 Barnard College

New York, Private

$76,485 94 96