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Pennsylvania Colleges

Costs of Attendance

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average cost of attendance (COA) of Pennsylvania Colleges is $44,228 for undergraduate schools and $38,622 for graduate schools. The following table and chart illustrate costs of attendance including tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs by degree offering and residence type.
Costs of Attendance (2020-2021)
Pennsylvania Colleges
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
Undergraduate$9,841$26,743 $2,417$15,069$13,676
Graduate$13,369$21,137 $2,417$15,069$13,676
[CHART#1] Costs of Attendance for Pennsylvania Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of Pennsylvania Colleges is $9,841 for in-state students and $26,743 for out-of-state students. The following table and chart illustrate tuition and fees by school controls and levels.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)
Pennsylvania Colleges
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Average$7,770$2,071 $25,311$1,432
Public Schools$7,770$2,071 $13,240$2,350
4 Years or High$10,076$2,570 $16,857$2,914
2-4 Years$4,540$1,372 $8,492$1,611
Less Than 2 Years-- --
Private Schools-- $28,456$1,146
4 Years or High-- $34,176$1,191
2-4 Years-- $15,212$1,049
Less Than 2 Years-- $16,292$1,092
[CHART#2] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees for Pennsylvania Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average graduate tuition & fees of Pennsylvania Colleges is $13,369 for in-state students and $21,137 for out-of-state students. The following table and chart illustrate tuition and fees by school controls and levels.
Graduate Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)
Pennsylvania Colleges
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Average Costs$11,014$2,355$19,963$1,173
Public Schools$11,014$2,355$16,561$2,355
Private Schools--$20,599$869
[CHART#3] Graduate Tuition & Fees for Pennsylvania Colleges

Room & Board, Other Living Costs

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average On-campus living costs of Pennsylvania Colleges is $15,069 and off-campus living costs is $13,676. The following table and chart illustrate living costs and other expenses by school controls and levels.
Room & Board, Other Living Costs (2020-2021)
Pennsylvania Colleges
On-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
Average$12,531$2,538$10,232$3,444
Public Schools$11,335$3,394 $11,029$3,614
4 Years or High$11,381$3,439 $11,120$3,654
2-4 Years$10,877$2,946 $10,117$3,221
Less Than 2 Years-- --
Private Schools$12,814$2,335 $10,092$3,414
4 Years or High$13,127$2,226 $11,106$2,725
2-4 Years$9,893$3,349 $8,279$4,989
Less Than 2 Years-- $4,667$2,740
[CHART#4] Room & Board, Other Living Costs for Pennsylvania Colleges

Tuition per Credit Hours

For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate costs per credit hour of Pennsylvania Colleges is $432 for in-state students and $858 for out-of-state students. For graduate schools, the cost per credit hour is $793 for in-state students and $921 for out-of-state students. The following table and chart illustrate the average costs credit per hour by school controls and levels.
Tuition per Credit Hours (2020-2021)
Pennsylvania Colleges
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Average$432$858 $793$921
Public Schools$432$728 $793$1,081
4 Years or High$483$841 $793$1,081
2-4 Years$298$431 --
Less Than 2 Years-- --
Private Schools-$928 -$849
4 Years or High-$1,053 -$855
2-4 Years-$443 -$320
Less Than 2 Years-$350 --
2-4 years and less than 2 years colleges do not offer graduate programs or not report its costs.
[CHART#5] Tuition per Credit Hours for Pennsylvania Colleges