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
#41 Middlebury College

Vermont, Private

$73,248 94 98
#42 Smith College

Massachusetts, Private

$73,154 NA NA
#43 Yale University

Connecticut, Private

$73,150 98 99
#44 Bennington College

Vermont, Private

$73,150 NA NA
#45 Carnegie Mellon University

Pennsylvania, Private

$73,091 88 94
#46 Williams College

Massachusetts, Private

$73,070 97 99
#47 Boston University

Massachusetts, Private

$73,052 84 93
#48 Kenyon College

Ohio, Private

$73,050 86 84
#49 Lafayette College

Pennsylvania, Private

$73,016 86 95
#50 Bard College

New York, Private

$73,012 NA NA
#51 Pomona College

California, Private

$72,980 96 99
#52 Johns Hopkins University

Maryland, Private

$72,910 97 97
#53 Union College

New York, Private

$72,885 82 74
#54 Pepperdine University

California, Private

$72,812 77 60
#55 Colby College

Maine, Private

$72,800 91 98
#56 New York University

New York, Private

$72,744 91 86
#57 California Institute of Technology

California, Private

$72,672 98 97
#58 George Washington University

District Of Columbia, Private

$72,635 83 79
#59 Carleton College

Minnesota, Private

$72,635 91 94
#60 Skidmore College

New York, Private

$72,622 88 97