Highest and Lowest Tuitions of Ranked US Colleges & Universities



US News & World Report ranked 312 US colleges and universities in their "2019 Best Colleges." 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 out-of-state tuitions; in-state tuitions are listed for comparison. Figures are for tuition and fees only, and do not cover room and board, books, or other expenses.

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


Top 10 Highest Private College & University Tuitions
(among 2019 US News ranked schools)
US News Rank
(out of 301)
1 $59,430 Columbia University 3 (tie)
2 $57,006 University of Chicago 3 (tie)
3 $56,382 Tufts University 27 (tie)
4 $56,225 University of Southern California 22 (tie)
5 $55,960 Duke University 8 (tie)
6 $55,656 Brown University 14 (tie)
7 $55,584 University of Pennsylvania 8 (tie)
8 $55,465 Carnegie Mellon 25 (tie)
9 $55,464 Boston College 38 (tie)
10 $55,395 Brandeis University 35 (tie)



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


Top 10 Lowest Private College & University Tuitions
(among 2019 US News ranked schools)
US News Rank
(out of 301)
1 $5,620 Brigham Young University 66 (tie)
2 $10,440 National Louis University 230-301(tie)
3 $11,210 Wilmington University 230-301(tie)
4 $17,050 Grand Canyon University 230-301(tie)
5 $17,600 Lindenwood University 230-301(tie)
6 $18,108 Regent University 201 (tie)
7 $21,342 Ashland University 230-301(tie)
8 $23,000 University of the Cumberlands 230-301(tie)
9 $23,438 Clark Atlanta University 230-301(tie)
10 $24,000 Spalding University 230-301(tie)



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


Top 10 Highest Public College & University Tuitions
(among 2019 US News ranked schools; based on out-of-state tuition)
US News Rank
(out of 301)
Out-of-State Tuition
In-State Tuition
   
1
$49,350
$15,262
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 27 (tie)
2
$48,891
$17,350
University of Virginia 25 (tie)
3
$44,701
$21,830
College of William and Mary 38 (tie)
4
$43,530
$15,516
University of California, Irvine 33 (tie)
5
$43,458
$14,463
University of California, Davis 38 (tie)
6
$43,232
$14,240
University of California, Berkeley 22 (tie)
7
$42,879
$13,887
University of California, Riverside 85 (tie)
7
$42,516
$18,276
University of Vermont 96 (tie)
9
$42,486
$14,472
University of California, Santa Barbara 30 (tie)
10
$42,074
$14,060
University of California, San Diego 41 (tie)

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


Top 10 Lowest Public College & University Tuitions
(among 2019 US News ranked schools; based on out-of-state tuition)
US News Rank
(out of 301)
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
   
1
$7,621
$7,621
Jackson State University 230-301 (tie)
2
$10,514
$8,514
University of Southern Mississippi 230-301 (tie)
3
$12,128
$8,764
South Dakota State University 226 (tie)
4
$12,425
$9,061
University of South Dakota 226 (tie)
5
$12,430
$12,430
Eastern Michigan University 230-301 (tie)
6
$12,510
$12,510
Central Michigan University 205 (tie)
7
$12,723
$6,585
California State University, Fresno 205 (tie)
8
$13,890
$9,054
University of New Orleans 230-301 (tie)
9
$14,164
$10,112
Cleveland State University 230-301 (tie)
10
$14,704
$14,704
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 226 (tie)

Source:

US News & World Report, "National Universities Rankings," colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com, (accessed Sep. 25, 2018)