Most Expensive Colleges, Highest 2014-2015 Tuition & Fees

In this page, we introduce the colleges having highest tuition & fees based on 2014-2015 tuition & fees released by IPEDS(data center in US Department of Education) officially. The average tuition & fees is $16,844 for all US colleges and universities. For only public schools, the in-state tuition is $5,513 and $11,726 for out-of-state students. For private schools, including both not-for-profit and for-profit schools, the 2014-2015 average tuition is $22,099.

General information and comparison between highest tuition

We cut 25 schools by highest costs and they are all private schools where Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology is the most expensive school. Next table shows academic information and general characteristics of the pricey colleges.
Table. 25 Most Pricey Schools
RankName Acceptance RatesPopulation (Fall 2014)Student Faculty Ratio
1 Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology
Fort Pierce, FL
70%223 33.33 %
2 Samuel Merritt University
Oakland, CA
-1,987 11.11 %
3 Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY
7%29,073 16.67 %
4 Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY
62%1,913 10.00 %
5 Landmark College
Putney, VT
86%628 16.67 %
6 Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY
24%2,651 12.50 %
7 Trinity College
Hartford, CT
32%2,609 11.11 %
8 Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
25%13,335 10.00 %
9 Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH
30%3,026 11.11 %
10 Tufts University
Medford, MA
19%12,091 11.11 %
11 Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA
18%814 12.50 %
12 Bard College at Simon's Rock
Great Barrington, MA
92%380 16.67 %
13 Amherst College
Amherst, MA
14%1,898 12.50 %
14 Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, PA
39%2,514 11.11 %
15 Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
30%3,703 10.00 %
16 Union College
Schenectady, NY
37%2,298 10.00 %
17 Williams College
Williamstown, MA
17%2,268 14.29 %
18 Tulane University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
26%14,641 11.11 %
19 University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
20%46,174 11.11 %
20 University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
9%17,357 16.67 %
21 Bard College
Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
38%3,431 10.00 %
22 Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
26%3,015 11.11 %
23 Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
10%6,945 12.50 %
24 Hampshire College
Amherst, MA
64%1,524 9.09 %
25 Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
21%3,542 11.11 %
Student/Faculty Ratio data are reported for year 2014.

2016 Estimated Tuition of Highest Tuition Colleges

The estimated tuition & costs are shown in below table. The 2016 tuition & costs are estimated by the school directly and subject to change without notice. Check the update and detail cost information including book, supplies, and living costs at school's full information page by following link on a school name.
Table. Highest Tuition College Estimated 2016 Tuition and Fees
2016 Tuition & Fees 2015 Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology -$74,787
Samuel Merritt University $44,166$55,748
Columbia University in the City of New York $53,000$51,008
Sarah Lawrence College $51,034$50,780
Landmark College $51,330$50,080
Vassar College $51,300$49,570
Trinity College $50,776$49,056
Carnegie Mellon University $50,410$49,022
Oberlin College $50,636$48,682
Tufts University $50,604$48,643
Harvey Mudd College $50,649$48,594
Bard College at Simon's Rock -$48,551
Amherst College $49,760$48,526
Franklin and Marshall College $50,300$48,514
Bucknell University $50,152$48,498
Union College $50,061$48,384
Williams College $50,070$48,310
Tulane University of Louisiana $49,638$48,306
University of Southern California $49,464$48,280
University of Chicago $48,750$48,252
Bard College $49,906$48,240
Colgate University $49,970$48,175
Dartmouth College $49,506$48,108
Hampshire College $49,048$48,065
Wesleyan University $48,704$47,972


2015 Tuition comparison between the most pricey colleges

Below section describes the 2015 tuition and other costs for each school. The 2015 tuition, fees, and other costs is released by US Department of Education officially. You can analyze and compare 2015 tuition cost between them with tables and charts. In addition you can compare the schools in all academic perspectives including admission, tuition, graduation, population and more at Most Pricey Schools comparing page.
Tuition and Fees - Undergraduate (2015)
The average undergraduate school tuition & fees for the colleges is $50,086.
Table. Highest Tuition College Tuition and Fees - Undergraduate (2015)
Tuition & FeesBooks & Supplies
In-StateOut-of-State
Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology $74,787 $1,500
Samuel Merritt University $55,748 -
Columbia University in the City of New York $51,008 $1,170
Sarah Lawrence College $50,780 $600
Landmark College $50,080 $1,400
Vassar College $49,570 $900
Trinity College $49,056 $1,000
Carnegie Mellon University $49,022 $1,000
Oberlin College $48,682 $1,908
Tufts University $48,643 $800
Harvey Mudd College $48,594 $800
Bard College at Simon's Rock $48,551 $1,000
Amherst College $48,526 $1,000
Franklin and Marshall College $48,514 $1,200
Bucknell University $48,498 $900
Union College $48,384 $1,500
Williams College $48,310 $800
Tulane University of Louisiana $48,306 $1,200
University of Southern California $48,280 $1,500
University of Chicago $48,252 $1,800
Bard College $48,240 $950
Colgate University $48,175 $1,240
Dartmouth College $48,108 $1,176
Hampshire College $48,065 $750
Wesleyan University $47,972 $1,300
Average-$50,086$1,141

Tuition and Fees - Graduate (2015)
The average graduate school tuition & fees for the Highest Tuition colleges is $39,706.
Table. Highest Tuition College Tuition and Fees - Graduate (2015)
Tuition & FeesBooks & Supplies
In-StateOut-of-State
Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology - $1,500
Samuel Merritt University $40,571 -
Columbia University in the City of New York $42,850 $1,170
Sarah Lawrence College $25,664 $600
Landmark College - $1,400
Vassar College $49,570 $900
Trinity College $11,775 $1,000
Carnegie Mellon University $40,429 $1,000
Oberlin College $34,716 $1,908
Tufts University $47,222 $800
Harvey Mudd College - $800
Bard College at Simon's Rock - $1,000
Amherst College - $1,000
Franklin and Marshall College - $1,200
Bucknell University $21,180 $900
Union College - $1,500
Williams College $46,673 $800
Tulane University of Louisiana $48,306 $1,200
University of Southern California $39,109 $1,500
University of Chicago $50,685 $1,800
Bard College $33,256 $950
Colgate University $48,175 $1,240
Dartmouth College $47,104 $1,176
Hampshire College - $750
Wesleyan University $47,722 $1,300
Average-$39,706$1,141

Living Costs (2015)
The average living costs for the Highest Tuition colleges is $14,410 when living on campus and $13,584 when living off campus.
Table. Highest Tuition College Living Costs (2015)
On-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology $9,600 $6,790 $9,000 $6,790
Samuel Merritt University - - - -
Columbia University in the City of New York $12,432 $1,994 $16,515 $2,435
Sarah Lawrence College $14,212 $800 $14,212 $800
Landmark College $10,450 $3,500 $9,000 $3,500
Vassar College $11,570 $1,350 - -
Trinity College $12,700 $1,500 $12,700 $1,500
Carnegie Mellon University $12,400 $1,400 - -
Oberlin College $13,106 $700 $11,606 $1,908
Tufts University $12,634 $1,323 $5,134 $1,323
Harvey Mudd College $15,833 $1,400 - -
Bard College at Simon's Rock $13,198 $1,000 $13,198 $1,000
Amherst College $12,680 $1,800 $12,680 $1,800
Franklin and Marshall College $12,285 $1,270 $12,285 $1,270
Bucknell University $11,642 $2,000 $11,642 $2,000
Union College $11,856 $465 - -
Williams College $12,760 $2,150 - -
Tulane University of Louisiana $12,556 $1,049 $12,556 $1,049
University of Southern California $13,334 $1,580 $13,334 $1,580
University of Chicago $14,215 $2,177 - -
Bard College $13,772 $1,750 $10,000 $1,750
Colgate University $11,970 $1,020 - -
Dartmouth College $13,839 $2,010 - -
Hampshire College $12,450 $750 $10,450 $750
Wesleyan University $13,226 $1,365 - -
Average$12,696$1,714$11,620$1,963


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