Ivy League Tuition Trends in the 2010s

In Ivy League, there are 8 members - Brown University, Columbia University in the City of New York, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University. All members in Ivy League are private schools. In 2017, the average tuition & fees in Ivy League is $44,957 which is risen by 3.96% from last academic year. The average cumulative tuition increase rate of Ivy League schools is 26.38% from 2010.

Columbia University in the City of New York has the highest amount of tuition & fees of $55,056 in 2017. Princeton University has the most tuition & fees increase of 4.26 % this year and over the current decade, Yale University has risen most in tuition & fees by 29.19%.


Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Trends of Ivy League Colleges from 2010 to 2017

Next table and charts illustrates the tuition changes from 2010 to 2017 for Ivy League schools and universities. The costs officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education.
Tuition & Fees Year by Year Rates Cumulative Rates
Table. Ivy League Undergraduate Tuition Trends From 2010 to 2017
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Brown University $40,820$42,230$43,758$45,612$47,434$49,346$51,366
Columbia University in the City of New York $43,304$45,290$47,246$49,138$51,008$53,000$55,056
Cornell University $39,666$41,541$43,413$45,358$47,286$49,116$50,953
Dartmouth College $40,437$42,996$45,042$46,752$48,108$49,506$51,438
Harvard University $38,415$39,851$40,866$42,292$43,938$45,278$47,074
Princeton University $36,640$37,865$39,537$40,170$41,820$43,450$45,300
University of Pennsylvania $40,514$42,098$43,738$45,890$47,668$49,536$51,464
Yale University $38,300$40,500$42,300$44,000$45,800$47,600$49,480
Table. Ivy League Undergraduate Tuition Change Year By Year
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Brown University -3.45 %3.62 %4.24 %3.99 %4.03 %4.09 %
Columbia University in the City of New York -4.59 %4.32 %4.00 %3.81 %3.91 %3.88 %
Cornell University -4.73 %4.51 %4.48 %4.25 %3.87 %3.74 %
Dartmouth College -6.33 %4.76 %3.80 %2.90 %2.91 %3.90 %
Harvard University -3.74 %2.55 %3.49 %3.89 %3.05 %3.97 %
Princeton University -3.34 %4.42 %1.60 %4.11 %3.90 %4.26 %
University of Pennsylvania -3.91 %3.90 %4.92 %3.87 %3.92 %3.89 %
Yale University -5.74 %4.44 %4.02 %4.09 %3.93 %3.95 %
Table. Ivy League Undergraduate Tuition Change from 2010 Cumulatively
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Brown University -3.45 %7.20 %11.74 %16.20 %20.89 %25.84 %
Columbia University in the City of New York -4.59 %9.10 %13.47 %17.79 %22.39 %27.14 %
Cornell University -4.73 %9.45 %14.35 %19.21 %23.82 %28.46 %
Dartmouth College -6.33 %11.39 %15.62 %18.97 %22.43 %27.21 %
Harvard University -3.74 %6.38 %10.09 %14.38 %17.87 %22.54 %
Princeton University -3.34 %7.91 %9.63 %14.14 %18.59 %23.64 %
University of Pennsylvania -3.91 %7.96 %13.27 %17.66 %22.27 %27.03 %
Yale University -5.74 %10.44 %14.88 %19.58 %24.28 %29.19 %



Graduate Tuition & Fees Trends of Ivy League Colleges from 2010 to 2017

Next table illustrates the changes of graduate school tuition & fees for Ivy League schools from 2010 to current year. You can estimate future years tuition based on year-by-year increase rates and/or cumulative rates.
Tuition & Fees Year by Year Rates Cumulative Rates
Table. Ivy League Graduate Tuition Trends From 2010 to 2017
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Brown University $40,682$42,092$43,596$45,416$47,240$49,146$51,152
Columbia University in the City of New York $38,072$39,210$38,380$41,594$42,850$44,176$45,554
Cornell University $29,576$29,576$29,581$29,581$29,581$29,581$29,585
Dartmouth College $40,028$41,836$43,882$45,778$47,104$48,416$50,303
Harvard University $36,142$37,490$38,506$39,846$41,408$42,874$44,384
Princeton University $38,090$38,620$40,500$42,070$43,720$45,350$47,220
University of Pennsylvania $27,812$28,978$30,108$31,744$32,976$34,268$35,604
Yale University $33,500$34,500$35,500$36,500$37,600$38,700$39,800
Table. Ivy League Graduate Tuition Change Year By Year
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Brown University -3.47 %3.57 %4.17 %4.02 %4.03 %4.08 %
Columbia University in the City of New York -2.99 %-2.12 %8.37 %3.02 %3.09 %3.12 %
Cornell University -0.00 %0.02 %0.00 %0.00 %0.00 %0.01 %
Dartmouth College -4.52 %4.89 %4.32 %2.90 %2.79 %3.90 %
Harvard University -3.73 %2.71 %3.48 %3.92 %3.54 %3.52 %
Princeton University -1.39 %4.87 %3.88 %3.92 %3.73 %4.12 %
University of Pennsylvania -4.19 %3.90 %5.43 %3.88 %3.92 %3.90 %
Yale University -2.99 %2.90 %2.82 %3.01 %2.93 %2.84 %
Table. Ivy League Graduate Tuition Change from 2010 Cumulatively
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Brown University -3.47 %7.16 %11.64 %16.12 %20.81 %25.74 %
Columbia University in the City of New York -2.99 %0.81 %9.25 %12.55 %16.03 %19.65 %
Cornell University -0.00 %0.02 %0.02 %0.02 %0.02 %0.03 %
Dartmouth College -4.52 %9.63 %14.36 %17.68 %20.96 %25.67 %
Harvard University -3.73 %6.54 %10.25 %14.57 %18.63 %22.80 %
Princeton University -1.39 %6.33 %10.45 %14.78 %19.06 %23.97 %
University of Pennsylvania -4.19 %8.26 %14.14 %18.57 %23.21 %28.02 %
Yale University -2.99 %5.97 %8.96 %12.24 %15.52 %18.81 %
It is good to compare schools in Ivy League in perspective of admission, graduation, and scores as well as overall college costs at Ivy League Academic Key Facts Comparison.

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