The 25 Most Expensive Colleges In America

The 25 Most Expensive Colleges In America

Every year the cost of college seems to outpace the rate of inflation. You would think that our weak economy would have an effect on college prices, but it does not.

One thing is for certain though, regardless of the state of our economy, the demand for higher education will always be there. And unless you attend a local community college, you can expect to have a HUGE amount of college debt after graduation.

Furthermore, one would think that students who choose to attend a more expensive prestigious college would have no problem obtaining a decent job to pay the bills (and student loans). But today’s economy has put a damper on companies that normally hire college graduates from these elite schools.

Below is a list of the 25 most expensive colleges in the country, based on their tuition and room & board costs. These costs do not include books and supplies and other costs, such as transportation and personal expenses.

Whether your student plans to attend a private college, or a lower-cost state university, the fact remains the same: college is expensive! If your student will be a junior or senior in high school this fall, you should begin planning how to pay this cost NOW! Give us a call! We can help!

  Tuition, fees, room, and board ($)  
Institution                                                             2011-2012
1. Sarah Lawrence College $59,170
2. New York University $56,787
3. Columbia University $56,310
4. Harvey Mudd College $55,998
5. Eugene Lang College  $55,890
6. Claremont McKenna College $55,865
7. Wesleyan University $55,706
8. Bard College $55,617
9. Barnard College $55,566
10. Trinity College (CT) $55,450
11. University of Chicago $55,416
12. University of Southern California $55,384
13. Dartmouth College $55,365
14. Drexel University $55,335
15. Bates College $55,300
16. Johns Hopkins University $55,242
17. Vassar College $55,135
18. Bard College at Simon’s Rock $55,110
19. Haverford College $55,050
20. Pitzer College $54,988
21. Fordham University  $54,972
22. Connecticut College $54,970
23. Bennington College $54,960
24. Occidental College $54,950
25. Carnegie Mellon University $54,922

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