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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 $56,608.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. 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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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America's Most Expensive Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$54,454
In State Tuition
21) St Lawrence University
New York, Private Not-For-Profit
87 60
$54,440
In State Tuition
22) Sarah Lawrence College
New York, Private Not-For-Profit
83 52
$54,438
In State Tuition
23) Carleton College
Minnesota, Private Not-For-Profit
97 71
$54,346
In State Tuition
24) Oberlin College
Ohio, Private Not-For-Profit
93 57
$54,340
In State Tuition
25) Trinity College
Connecticut, Private Not-For-Profit
93 69
$54,314
In State Tuition
26) Wesleyan University
Connecticut, Private Not-For-Profit
- -
$54,244
In State Tuition
27) Carnegie Mellon University
Pennsylvania, Private Not-For-Profit
97 69
$54,230
In State Tuition
28) Brown University
Rhode Island, Private Not-For-Profit
99 74
$54,210
In State Tuition
29) Bard College
New York, Private Not-For-Profit
- -
$54,186
In State Tuition
30) Dickinson College
Pennsylvania, Private Not-For-Profit
- -
$54,160
In State Tuition
31) Claremont McKenna College
California, Private Not-For-Profit
97 70
$54,120
In State Tuition
32) Northwestern University
Illinois, Private Not-For-Profit
99 73
$54,114
In State Tuition
33) Macalester College
Minnesota, Private Not-For-Profit
92 66
$54,100
In State Tuition
34) Haverford College
Pennsylvania, Private Not-For-Profit
97 75
$54,090
In State Tuition
35) Occidental College
California, Private Not-For-Profit
92 63
$54,080
In State Tuition
36) Hamilton College
New York, Private Not-For-Profit
96 77
$54,060
In State Tuition
37) Hobart William Smith Colleges
New York, Private Not-For-Profit
81 48
$54,032
In State Tuition
38) Middlebury College
Vermont, Private Not-For-Profit
97 76
$53,956
In State Tuition
39) Jewish Theological Seminary of America
New York, Private Not-For-Profit
93 47
$53,830
In State Tuition
40) Kenyon College
Ohio, Private Not-For-Profit
93 66