Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What is the most expensive university in the U.S.?

Determining the price of tuition at a college or university can be confusing as the sticker price is not always the true cost of tuition. There is a growing gap between the list price and net price of schools, which makes the true cost of college tuition somewhat unreliable.

For the 2009-2010 academic year, the most expensive school was listed as Bates College in Maine. The tuition at Bates is $51,300 however; this price includes fees and living expenses. If the price did not include those, it would not be ranked as the most expensive school. George Washington University is the most expensive university not including living expenses with tuition at $41,655. Penn State is also ranked as the most expensive public university with annual in-state tuition of $14,416.

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/college-inc/post/feds-unveil-list-of-most-expensive-colleges/2011/06/30/AGVGi9rH_blog.html