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Afforable 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.

Ranked List of the Most Afforable Pennsylvania Colleges

Are you a resident outside of Pennsylvania looking to pursue higher education in the state? Out-of-state costs tend to be higher, but that shouldn't hinder you from attending college here. Pennsylvania certainly has some amazing colleges with out-of-state costs to suit your budget and needs. It's important to keep in mind that "costs" not only takes into consider tuition, but also other essential expenses such as housing and transportation. We have put together a list of the state's colleges boasting the lowest out-of-state costs for your convenience. Feel free to browse through it below to see what your options are!

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

Curtis Institute of Music

Philadelphia

PA

N/A

4 year

100%

$0

2

Erie Business Center-New Castle

New Castle

PA

N/A

2 year

N/A

$6,270

3

Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing

Pittsburgh

PA

N/A

2 year

100%

$6,300

4

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Johnstown

PA

$3,381

2 year

55.56%

$7,032

5

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Lancaster

PA

$4,710

2 year

77.86%

$7,400

6

Yeshivath Beth Moshe

Scranton

PA

N/A

4 year

82.35%

$8,000

7

Northampton County Area Community College

Bethlehem

PA

$5,577

2 year

61.59%

$8,190

8

Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia

Philadelphia

PA

N/A

4 year

84.21%

$8,400

9

Pace Institute

Reading

PA

N/A

2 year

33.33%

$8,400

10

Laurel Technical Institute

Sharon

PA

N/A

2 year

16.87%

$8,594

11

Laurel Business Institute

Uniontown

PA

N/A

2 year

68.09%

$8,594

12

Laurel Technical Institute

MEADVILLE

PA

N/A

2 year

70%

$8,594

13

Butler County Community College

Butler

PA

$3,908

2 year

62.21%

$8,640

14

Westmoreland County Community College

Youngwood

PA

$2,331

2 year

61.57%

$8,820

15

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Schnecksville

PA

$4,711

2 year

55.12%

$9,000

16

McCann School of Business & Technology

Pottsville

PA

N/A

2 year

65.34%

$9,000

17

Berks Technical Institute

Wyomissing

PA

N/A

2 year

66.21%

$9,180

18

Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg

Harrisburg

PA

$10,332

2 year

52.43%

$9,315

19

Bucks County Community College

Newtown

PA

$7,589

2 year

67.16%

$9,360

20

Erie Business Center-Erie

Erie

PA

N/A

2 year

N/A

$9,360

21

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh

PA

$5,688

2 year

55.3%

$9,428

22

University of Phoenix-Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

PA

N/A

4 year

50%

$9,480

23

Delaware County Community College

Media

PA

$4,207

2 year

60.68%

$9,540

24

Lansdale School of Business

North Wales

PA

N/A

2 year

63.64%

$9,720

25

California University of Pennsylvania

California

PA

$16,890

4 year

76.65%

$10,230

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