U.S. Out of State Tuition Ranking

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

Most Expensive Colleges in America by Out of State Tuition

The highest priced four year colleges in America are listed by one year's out of 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 out of 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 Out of State Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#21 Cornell University

New York, Private

$56,550 96 96
#22 Connecticut College

Connecticut, Private

$56,540 86 81
#23 Kenyon College

Ohio, Private

$56,430 86 84
#24 Gettysburg College

Pennsylvania, Private

$56,390 NA NA
#25 Trinity College

Connecticut, Private

$56,380 90 96
#26 St Lawrence University

New York, Private

$56,360 76 83
#27 Northwestern University

Illinois, Private

$56,232 97 98
#28 Haverford College

Pennsylvania, Private

$56,200 92 98
#29 Claremont McKenna College

California, Private

$56,190 96 98
#30 Jewish Theological Seminary of America

New York, Private

$56,128 93 68
#31 Macalester College

Minnesota, Private

$56,062 81 90
#32 Sarah Lawrence College

New York, Private

$56,020 78 66
#33 Occidental College

California, Private

$55,980 84 89
#34 Oberlin College

Ohio, Private

$55,976 75 50
#35 Hamilton College

New York, Private

$55,970 94 96
#36 Dickinson College

Pennsylvania, Private

$55,948 NA NA
#37 Duke University

North Carolina, Private

$55,880 99 98
#38 Hobart William Smith Colleges

New York, Private

$55,835 74 69
#39 Bowdoin College

Maine, Private

$55,822 NA NA
#40 Carnegie Mellon University

Pennsylvania, Private

$55,816 88 94