U.S. In State Total Cost Ranking

The Most Expensive Colleges in America by In State Total Cost for 2021

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 2018/2019 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.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 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 Harvey Mudd College

California, Private

$78,139 90 89
#3 Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, Private

$77,572 96 99
#4 Barnard College

New York, Private

$76,674 94 96
#5 Scripps College

California, Private

$75,588 89 83
#6 Oberlin College

Ohio, Private

$75,556 75 50
#7 Brown University

Rhode Island, Private

$75,368 97 97
#8 Trinity College

Connecticut, Private

$75,350 90 96
#9 Northwestern University

Illinois, Private

$75,348 97 98
#10 University of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, Private

$75,318 96 98
#11 University of Southern California

California, Private

$75,307 92 92
#12 Dartmouth College

New Hampshire, Private

$75,112 97 98
#13 Duke University

North Carolina, Private

$75,053 99 98
#14 Jewish Theological Seminary of America

New York, Private

$75,012 93 68
#15 Claremont McKenna College

California, Private

$74,975 96 98
#16 Amherst College

Massachusetts, Private

$74,950 96 99
#17 Haverford College

Pennsylvania, Private

$74,916 92 98
#18 Tufts University

Massachusetts, Private

$74,664 94 97
#19 Brandeis University

Massachusetts, Private

$74,641 82 80
#20 Pitzer College

California, Private

$74,550 NA NA