U.S. Out of State Total Cost Ranking

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

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 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 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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 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 Southern Methodist University

Texas, Private

$76,450 86 79
#22 Connecticut College

Connecticut, Private

$76,315 86 83
#23 Tulane University

Louisiana, Private

$76,300 84 53
#24 Scripps College

California, Private

$76,274 90 85
#25 Fordham University

New York, Private

$76,266 79 64
#26 Georgetown University

District Of Columbia, Private

$76,160 94 95
#27 Colgate University

New York, Private

$76,105 93 97
#28 Cornell University

New York, Private

$76,028 96 96
#29 Bennington College

Vermont, Private

$75,964 NA NA
#30 Middlebury College

Vermont, Private

$75,946 94 97
#31 Washington University in St Louis

Missouri, Private

$75,932 96 97
#32 Yale University

Connecticut, Private

$75,900 99 99
#33 Hobart William Smith Colleges

New York, Private

$75,826 76 72
#34 Boston University

Massachusetts, Private

$75,712 84 94
#35 California Institute of Technology

California, Private

$75,627 98 98
#36 Union College

New York, Private

$75,585 83 79
#37 Colby College

Maine, Private

$75,575 91 98
#38 Pitzer College

California, Private

$75,508 NA NA
#39 Colorado College

Colorado, Private

$75,496 NA NA
#40 Pepperdine University

California, Private

$75,412 77 46