Most and Least Expensive Private Universities by State

Many details get lost when looking at averages. Here we take a look at each US state's most and least expensive private 4-year universities

As a followup on our Most and Least Expensive Public Universities by State report, we’ve decided to run the same analysis on only private universities.

To repeat from the first report, this report to us leans towards being more interesting than actually useful, but someone might find good use of it. It is important to note that this report is using the most recent data the Department of Education has for each school (circa 2017), and that these are all private universities, so you won’t be finding any of the popular Big 10 or SEC schools in this list. We also only looked at in-state tuition costs, so the typically much higher out-of-state costs are not factored in at all.

Most Expensive Schools

 School NameTuition
AlabamaSpring Hill College$37,584
AlaskaAlaska Pacific University$20,760
ArizonaEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott$34,662
ArkansasHendrix College$44,070
CaliforniaHarvey Mudd College$54,636
ColoradoColorado College$52,818
ConnecticutTrinity College$54,770
DelawareWesley College$26,406
District of ColumbiaGeorge Washington University$53,518
FloridaUniversity of Miami$48,484
GeorgiaEmory University$49,392
HawaiiHawaii Pacific University$24,550
IdahoNorthwest Nazarene University$29,000
IllinoisUniversity of Chicago$56,034
IndianaUniversity of Notre Dame$51,505
IowaGrinnell College$50,714
KansasMidAmerica Nazarene University$29,670
KentuckyBellarmine University$40,750
LouisianaTulane University of Louisiana$52,960
MaineColby College$53,120
MarylandJohns Hopkins University$52,170
MassachusettsTufts University$54,318
MichiganKalamazoo College$46,840
MinnesotaCarleton College$52,782
MississippiMillsaps College$38,930
MissouriWashington University in St Louis$51,533
MontanaCarroll College$34,480
NebraskaCreighton University$38,750
NevadaSierra Nevada College$32,639
New HampshireDartmouth College$53,368
New JerseyStevens Institute of Technology$50,554
New MexicoSanta Fe University of Art and Design$32,346
New YorkColumbia University in the City of New York$57,208
North CarolinaDuke University$53,500
North DakotaUniversity of Jamestown$21,158
OhioKenyon College$53,560
OklahomaUniversity of Tulsa$41,509
OregonReed College$54,200
PennsylvaniaFranklin and Marshall College$54,380
Rhode IslandBrown University$53,419
South CarolinaFurman$48,348
South DakotaAugustana University$31,960
TennesseeRhodes College$46,504
WashingtonCharter College$21,908

Least Expensive Schools

 School NameTuition
AlabamaAmridge University$6,900
AlaskaAlaska Bible College$9,350
ArizonaWestern International University$6,000
ArkansasArkansas Baptist College$8,760
CaliforniaBethesda University$7,898
ColoradoColorado Technical University-Colorado Springs$11,689
ConnecticutHoly Apostles College and Seminary$7,750
DelawareWilmington University$10,940
District of ColumbiaStrayer University-District of Columbia$13,857
FloridaHobe Sound Bible College$6,595
GeorgiaLuther Rice College & Seminary$7,240
HawaiiChaminade University of Honolulu$24,514
IdahoBrigham Young University-Idaho$4,018
IllinoisNational Louis University$10,440
IndianaMid-America College of Funeral Service$11,900
IowaPalmer College of Chiropractic$9,096
KansasDonnelly College$7,140
KentuckyKentucky Mountain Bible College$7,760
LouisianaNew Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary$8,040
MainePurdue University Global-Lewiston$12,475
MarylandFaith Theological Seminary$5,870
MassachusettsNew England College of Business and Finance$12,040
MichiganBaker College$9,360
MinnesotaNorthwestern Health Sciences University$10,684
MississippiSoutheastern Baptist College$5,165
MissouriLogan University$6,860
MontanaSalish Kootenai College$4,311
NebraskaSummit Christian College$6,560
NevadaThe Art Institute of Las Vegas$17,410
New HampshireThomas More College of Liberal Arts$21,000
New JerseyRabbinical College of America$11,100
New MexicoUniversity of the Southwest$16,200
New YorkMirrer Yeshiva Cent Institute$7,260
North CarolinaHeritage Bible College$8,328
North DakotaTurtle Mountain Community College$2,250
OhioAllegheny Wesleyan College$5,000
OklahomaRandall University$13,640
OregonPioneer Pacific College$13,338
PennsylvaniaCurtis Institute of Music$2,675
Rhode IslandNew England Institute of Technology$28,656
South CarolinaClinton College$7,949
South DakotaSinte Gleska University$3,154
TennesseeAmerican Baptist College$10,074
WashingtonCharter College$21,908

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