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Lowest In-State Cost Pennsylvania Colleges

Find the perfect Pennsylvania college for your budget, lifestyle, and career goals! CollegeStats helps you compare Pennsylvania colleges offering a variety of degree programs to choose from.

List of Pennsylvania Colleges with the Lowest In-State Cost

In addition to tuition fees, there are many other expenses you'll need to take into consideration during your college years. Similar to other states, various parts of Pennsylvania have varying levels of expenses. One area may have cheaper transportation fees and living expenses, while another could be double the amount. Choosing a college that is in an area with lower costs can go a long way in making sure you don't fall into unnecessary debt. Keep in mind that you can still receive a quality education at a lower cost college. Check out our list of colleges in Pennsylvania offering the lowest in-state costs below.

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate In-State Cost
1

Curtis Institute of Music

Philadelphia

PA

N/A

4 year

100%

$0

2

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Johnstown

PA

$3,381

2 year

55.56%

$4,680

3

Northampton County Area Community College

Bethlehem

PA

$5,577

2 year

61.59%

$5,460

4

Butler County Community College

Butler

PA

$3,908

2 year

62.21%

$5,760

5

Westmoreland County Community College

Youngwood

PA

$2,331

2 year

61.57%

$5,880

6

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Schnecksville

PA

$4,711

2 year

55.12%

$6,000

7

Delaware County Community College

Media

PA

$4,207

2 year

60.68%

$6,060

8

Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg

Harrisburg

PA

$10,332

2 year

52.43%

$6,210

9

Bucks County Community College

Newtown

PA

$7,589

2 year

67.16%

$6,240

10

Erie Business Center-New Castle

New Castle

PA

N/A

2 year

N/A

$6,270

11

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh

PA

$5,688

2 year

55.3%

$6,286

12

Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing

Pittsburgh

PA

N/A

2 year

100%

$6,300

13

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg

PA

$16,714

4 year

73.94%

$6,820

14

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Cheyney

PA

$13,848

4 year

55.23%

$6,820

15

Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

Indiana

PA

$15,956

4 year

74.54%

$6,820

16

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock

PA

$15,471

4 year

81.57%

$6,820

17

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion

PA

$15,311

4 year

73.79%

$6,820

18

Lock Haven University

Lock Haven

PA

$14,196

4 year

68.33%

$6,820

19

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg

PA

$15,740

4 year

78.49%

$6,820

20

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester

PA

$18,792

4 year

87.87%

$6,820

21

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown

PA

$17,158

4 year

73.45%

$6,820

22

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Mansfield

PA

$14,351

4 year

74.79%

$6,820

23

California University of Pennsylvania

California

PA

$16,890

4 year

76.65%

$6,820

24

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg

PA

$15,664

4 year

73.75%

$6,820

25

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Edinboro

PA

$13,864

4 year

69.96%

$6,820

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