The Most Expensive Colleges in the US

OK, we all know college is expensive—and your student loans prove it. But not all colleges are equal when it comes to cost. The U.S. Department of Education recently compiled new data showing which college are the most expensive. The stats include tuition and required fees for a full year, so students at these schools are probably paying even more than the number listed for room and board, textbooks, and transportation. Check out the crazy-high costs of the most expensive public and private universities in the nation.

Most Expensive 4-Year Public Colleges

  1. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus – $16,132
  2. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus – $15,984
  3. University of New Hampshire-Main Campus – $15,250
  4. University of Vermont – $14,784
  5. Colorado School of Mines – $14,453
  6. St. Mary's College of Maryland – $14,445
  7. New Jersey Institute of Technology – $13,974
  8. The College of New Jersey – $13,887
  9. University of California-Davis – $13,860
  10. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – $13,838

Most Expensive 4-Year, Not-For-Profit Private Colleges

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York – $45,290
  2. Sarah Lawrence College – $45,212
  3. Vassar College – $44,705
  4. George Washington University – $44,148
  5. Trinity College – $44,070
  6. Carnegie Mellon University – $44,010
  7. Connecticut College – $43,990
  8. Wesleyan University – $43,947
  9. Bucknell University – $43,688
  10. Bard College at Simon’s Rock – $43,780

Most Expensive 4-Year, For-Profit Private Colleges

  1. West Coast University-Orange County – $33,025
  2. West Coast University-Ontario – $32,703
  3. West Coast University-Los Angeles – $32,702
  4. American University of Health Sciences – $30,700
  5. Santa Fe University of Art and Design – $30,388
  6. School of Visual Arts – $29,500
  7. Research College of Nursing – $28,620
  8. Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson – $27,665
  9. Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design – $27,648
  10. Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque – $27,12

These lists don’t account for financial aid or scholarships, but they are still incredibly high. Is your school on the list?