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Cheapest Colleges in Pennsylvania by In State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Pennsylvania these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state tuition. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state tuition with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Pennsylvania list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Pennsylvania are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2018/2019 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Pennsylvania? Leading the colleges list is Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in Bloomsburg with an in state tuition of $7,716.

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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Pennsylvania's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$7,716
In State Tuition
1) Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, Public Not For Profit
45 63
$7,716
In State Tuition
2) California University of Pennsylvania
California, Public Not For Profit
28 37
$7,716
In State Tuition
3) Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Cheyney, Public Not For Profit
- -
$7,716
In State Tuition
4) Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, Public Not For Profit
26 29
$7,716
In State Tuition
5) Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, Public Not For Profit
37 58
$7,716
In State Tuition
6) Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, Public Not For Profit
38 47
$7,716
In State Tuition
7) Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, Public Not For Profit
33 48
$7,716
In State Tuition
8) Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock, Public Not For Profit
51 66
$7,716
In State Tuition
9) West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, Public Not For Profit
60 67
$7,868
In State Tuition
10) Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, Public Not For Profit
39 53
$8,288
In State Tuition
11) East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg, Public Not For Profit
41 62
$9,075
In State Tuition
12) Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Private Not For Profit
- -
$9,200
In State Tuition
13) Yeshivath Beth Moshe
Scranton, Private Not For Profit
- -
$9,450
In State Tuition
14) Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Mansfield, Public Not For Profit
30 35
$9,480
In State Tuition
15) University of Phoenix Philadelphia Campus
Wayne, Private For Profit
- -
$9,480
In State Tuition
16) University of Phoenix Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, Private For Profit
- -
$9,480
In State Tuition
17) University of Phoenix Harrisburg Campus
Harrisburg, Private For Profit
- -
$9,570
In State Tuition
18) Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus
Indiana, Public Not For Profit
29 34
$9,570
In State Tuition
19) Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Millersville, Public Not For Profit
48 59
$9,570
In State Tuition
20) Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Shippensburg, Public Not For Profit
39 51