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Pennsylvania Colleges By Net Cost

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.

Pennsylvania Colleges Ranked By Net Cost

On top of tuition and general costs, net cost is another thing to be mindful of when researching colleges. By definition, net cost is the monetary amount you, as a first-time, full-time student, will be expected to pay out-of-pocket after financial aid has been deducted. It is extremely helpful to know the net cost of a college because it allows you to better budget for your other necessary expenses and even save money for the future. To help you pick which college to attend, we have compiled a list of Pennsylvania's colleges and their respective net costs. Feel free to take a look below!

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate Distance Learning
1

Reading Area Community College

Reading

PA

$9,756

2 year

59.36%

Yes

2

Fayette County Career & Technical Institute Practical Nursing Program

Uniontown

PA

$8,635

Vocational

91.67%

No

3

Western Area Career & Technology Center

Canonsburg

PA

$8,429

Vocational

60%

No

4

Montgomery County Community College

Blue Bell

PA

$7,720

2 year

62.65%

Yes

5

Hanover Public School District Practical Nursing Program

Hanover

PA

$7,676

Vocational

97.14%

No

6

Community College of Beaver County

Monaca

PA

$7,669

2 year

52.58%

Yes

7

Bucks County Community College

Newtown

PA

$7,589

2 year

67.16%

Yes

8

Somerset County Technology Center

Somerset

PA

$7,311

2 year

79.79%

No

9

Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia

PA

$6,530

2 year

54.11%

Yes

10

Luzerne County Community College

Nanticoke

PA

$6,211

2 year

56.97%

Yes

11

Mercer County Career Center

Mercer

PA

$6,039

Vocational

100%

No

12

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh

PA

$5,688

2 year

55.3%

Yes

13

Northampton County Area Community College

Bethlehem

PA

$5,577

2 year

61.59%

Yes

14

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Schnecksville

PA

$4,711

2 year

55.12%

Yes

15

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Lancaster

PA

$4,710

2 year

77.86%

No

16

Delaware County Community College

Media

PA

$4,207

2 year

60.68%

Yes

17

Butler County Community College

Butler

PA

$3,908

2 year

62.21%

Yes

18

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Johnstown

PA

$3,381

2 year

55.56%

Yes

19

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park

PA

$24,220

4 year

93.15%

Yes

20

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh

PA

$23,489

4 year

92.6%

Yes

21

Westmoreland County Community College

Youngwood

PA

$2,331

2 year

61.57%

Yes

22

Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center

Dimock

PA

$23,250

Vocational

91.23%

Yes

23

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus

University Park

PA

$22,017

4 year

56.82%

Yes

24

Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County

Scranton

PA

$21,980

Vocational

90%

No

25

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College

Erie

PA

$21,622

4 year

82.81%

Yes

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