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Undergraduate
(in-state)
$26,385
($9,841)
Graduate
(in-state)
$20,865
($13,369)
Books & Supplies $2,386
On-Campus Living Costs $14,985
Off-Campus Living Costs $13,740

Average Costs of Attendance at Pennsylvania Colleges

For academic year 2020-2021, the average costs of attendance (COA) is $43,756 when a student lives on campus and $42,511 when living off campus (based on out-of-state rates). The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $9,841 for Pennsylvania residents and $26,385 for others. The average graduate school tuition & fees is $13,369 for Pennsylvania residents and $20,865 for out of state students. The living costs besides the tuition & fees are reported as $14,985 when a student lives on campus and $13,740 when living off campus in average.
2020-2021 Average Cost of Attendance
Pennsylvania Colleges
Living On CampusLiving Off Campus
Total$27,211 (In-State)
$43,756 (Out-of-State)
$25,966 (In-State)
$42,511 (Out-of-State)
Tuition & Fees$9,841 (In-State)
$26,385 (Out-of-State)
$9,841 (In-State)
$26,385 (Out-of-State)
Books & Supplies$2,386$2,386
Living Costs$14,985$13,740
[Chart] Average Costs of Attendance - Pennsylvania Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2020-2021, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of Pennsylvania colleges and universities is $9,841 for in-state students and $26,385 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition rates are increased by 1.07% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
Pennsylvania Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
In-State$12,186$12,312 $12,400$9,841
Out-Of-State$24,632$25,477 $26,107$26,385
[Chart] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees - Pennsylvania Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2020-2021, the average graduate tuition & fees of Pennsylvania colleges and universities is $13,369 for in-state students and $20,865 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition rates are decreased by -6.32% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees
Pennsylvania Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
In-State$19,420$20,285 $19,457$13,369
Out-Of-State$22,088$22,494 $22,273$20,865
[Chart] Graduate Tuition & Fees - Pennsylvania Colleges

Books & Supplies Costs

For academic year 2020-2021, the average books & supplies costs of Pennsylvania colleges and universities is $2,386. The books & supplies costs are increased by 67.22% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Books & Supplies Costs
Pennsylvania Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
Books & Supplies$1,410$1,422 $1,427$2,386
[Chart] Books & Supplies Costs - Pennsylvania Colleges

Average Living Costs

For academic year 2020-2021, the average living costs of Pennsylvania colleges and universities is $14,985 when a student lives on campus and $13,740 when living off campus. It includes the costs of room, board, and other expenses. The on-campus living costs are increased by 1.35% compared to the previous year. The off-campus living costs are increased by 0.77% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Living Costs
Pennsylvania Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
On-Campus$14,231$14,460 $14,785$14,985
Off-Campus$12,966$13,230 $13,634$13,740
[Chart] Living Costs - Pennsylvania Colleges