U.S. In State Tuition Ranking

The Most Expensive Colleges in America by In State Tuition for 2021

Most Expensive Colleges in America by In State Tuition

The highest priced four year colleges in America are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2018/2019 school year.

What is the most expensive college in America? Leading the colleges list is Columbia University in the City of New York in New York with an in state tuition of $58,920.

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 Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, Private

$58,920 96 99
#2 Franklin and Marshall College

Pennsylvania, Private

$58,615 NA NA
#3 Harvey Mudd College

California, Private

$58,359 90 89
#4 Reed College

Oregon, Private

$58,130 84 91
#5 Vassar College

New York, Private

$57,910 90 97
#6 Bucknell University

Pennsylvania, Private

$57,882 85 76
#7 Colgate University

New York, Private

$57,695 94 97
#8 University of Chicago

Illinois, Private

$57,642 98 95
#9 Amherst College

Massachusetts, Private

$57,640 96 99
#10 Colorado College

Colorado, Private

$57,612 NA NA
#11 Tufts University

Massachusetts, Private

$57,324 94 97
#12 University of Southern California

California, Private

$57,256 92 92
#13 Brown University

Rhode Island, Private

$57,112 97 97
#14 Scripps College

California, Private

$56,970 89 83
#15 Williams College

Massachusetts, Private

$56,970 97 99
#16 Union College

New York, Private

$56,853 82 74
#17 George Washington University

District Of Columbia, Private

$56,845 83 79
#18 Boston College

Massachusetts, Private

$56,780 89 95
#19 Carleton College

Minnesota, Private

$56,778 91 94
#20 Wesleyan University

Connecticut, Private

$56,704 NA NA