U.S. Out of State Total Cost Ranking

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

Most Expensive Colleges in America by Out of State Total Cost

The highest priced four year colleges in America are listed by one year's out of 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 out of 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 Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#21 Franklin and Marshall College

Pennsylvania, Private

$74,450 NA NA
#22 Wesleyan University

Connecticut, Private

$74,258 NA NA
#23 Reed College

Oregon, Private

$74,110 84 91
#24 Southern Methodist University

Texas, Private

$74,110 86 82
#25 Boston College

Massachusetts, Private

$73,986 89 95
#26 Wellesley College

Massachusetts, Private

$73,948 95 99
#27 Fordham University

New York, Private

$73,942 76 61
#28 Sarah Lawrence College

New York, Private

$73,940 78 66
#29 Vassar College

New York, Private

$73,890 90 97
#30 Occidental College

California, Private

$73,850 84 89
#31 University of Rochester

New York, Private

$73,810 87 93
#32 Tulane University

Louisiana, Private

$73,774 84 76
#33 Georgetown University

District Of Columbia, Private

$73,724 94 96
#34 Colgate University

New York, Private

$73,685 94 97
#35 Hobart William Smith Colleges

New York, Private

$73,675 74 69
#36 Connecticut College

Connecticut, Private

$73,590 86 81
#37 Cornell University

New York, Private

$73,438 96 96
#38 Washington University in St Louis

Missouri, Private

$73,318 96 97
#39 Bucknell University

Pennsylvania, Private

$73,270 85 76
#40 Bard College at Simon's Rock

Massachusetts, Private

$73,264 NA NA