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Highest and Lowest Tuitions of Ranked US Colleges & Universities



US News & World Report ranked 230 US colleges and universities in their Sep. 13, 2016 "National Universities Rankings." From those colleges and universities we have highlighted the Top 10 highest private school tuitions and the Top 10 lowest private school tuitions among private colleges and universities. We also feature the Top 10 highest public school tuitions and the Top 10 lowest public school tuitions. Public colleges and universities are listed according to their in-state tuitions; out-of-state tuitions are listed for comparison.

I. Private Colleges & Universities: Top 10 Highest Tuitions among US News Ranked Schools


Top 10 Highest Private College & University Tuitions
(among 2016 US News ranked schools)
US News Rank
(out of 230)
1 $55,056 Columbia University 5 (tie)
2 $52,491 University of Chicago 3 (tie)
3 $52,430 Tufts University 27 (tie)
4 $52,217 University of Southern California 23
5 $52,040 Carnegie Mellon University 24 (tie)
6 $51,950 George Washington University 56 (tie)
7 $51,570 Brandeis University 34 (tie)
8 $51,464 University of Pennsylvania 8 (tie)
9 $51,438 Dartmouth College 11
10 $51,367 Brown University 14



II. Private Colleges & Universities: Top 10 Lowest Tuitions among US News Ranked Schools


Top 10 Lowest Private College & University Tuitions
(among 2016 US News ranked schools)
US News Rank
(out of 230)
1 $5,300 Brigham Young University 68 (tie)
2 $20,392 Ashland University 214 (tie)
3 $24,908 Howard University 124 (tie)
4 $25,750 Lesley University 197 (tie)
5 $26,180 Dallas Baptist University 214 (tie)
6 $27,530 Edgewood College 171 (tie)
7 $27,684 Andrews University 183 (tie)
8 $27,958 Maryville University of St. Louis 164 (tie)
9 $28,250 Robert Morris University 188 (tie)
10 $28,736 Nova Southeastern University 214 (tie)



III. Public Colleges & Universities: Top 10 Highest Tuitions among US News Ranked Schools


Top 10 Highest Public College & University Tuitions
(among 2016 US News ranked schools; based on in-state tuition)
US News Rank
(out of 230)
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
   
1
$18,687
$47,718
College of William and Mary 32 (tie)
2
$18,618
$29,758
University of Pittsburgh 68 (tie)
3
$17,900
$32,382
Pennsylvania State University, University Park 50 (tie)
4
$17,624
$31,424
University of New Hampshire 107 (tie)
5
$17,383
$34,828
Colorado School of Mines 82 (tie)
6
$17,300
$40,364
University of Vermont 92 (tie)
7
$16,311
$24,800
Tennessee Technological University 220 (tie)
7
$16,108
$30,326
New Jersey Institute of Technology 135 (tie)
9
$15,722
$45,066
University of Virginia 24 (tie)
10
$15,698
$31,320
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 44 (tie)

IV. Public Colleges & Universities: Top 10 Lowest Tuitions among US News Ranked Schools


Top 10 Lowest Public College & University Tuitions
(among 2016 US News ranked schools; based on in-state tuition)
US News Rank
(out of 230)
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
   
1
$4,965
$18,899
University of North Dakota 202 (tie)
2
$5,055
$16,215
University of Wyoming 171 (tie)
3
$6,313
$17,209
California State University, Fresno 220 (tie)
4
$6,368
$22,467
University of Central Florida 176 (tie)
5
$6,389
$28,666
University of Florida 50 (tie)
6
$6,410
$17,325
University of South Florida 159 (tie)
7
$6,436
$17,596
California State University, Fullerton 202 (tie)
8
$6,446
$24,562
University of Montana 214 (tie)
9
$6,507
$21,673
Florida State University 92 (tie)
10
$6,617
$20,193
University of North Carolina, Charlotte 202 (tie)

Source:

US News & World Report, "National Universities Rankings," colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com, Sep. 13, 2016