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Most Expensive Public Universities in the US

Paying for college tuition is difficult for any middle-income family, but with prices increasing amongst all institutions, the most expensive public universities in the US seem almost cheap. In fact, the most recent listing of the country’s public university fees shows a 13% increase over the past couple of years, with the state of Pennsylvania leading the ranks. This is due to the states reduced budget spending on higher education, making colleges much pricier than in other parts of the country.

We recently published an article about the 10 most expensive boarding schools in the world, some of which reside in the United States. And while tuition at the country’s public universities is much lower than boarding schools, it can still be a burden for low-income students. The national average for in-state tuition is $7,407, but the schools on our list charge almost twice that amount for full-time beginning students. So let’s take a look at the most expensive public universities in the US and where they’re located.

10. Pennsylvania College of Technology

Annual tuition: $14,370

Notable alumni: Tom Marino, Jake Corman, Gary Haluska, Bobby Laurie

Located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, this school is also known as Penn College. As an applied technology college its student body counts 76% full-time students and a total of 62% males, which are all enrolled in one of the 100 certificate, associate, or baccalaureate degree programs.

9. The College of New Jersey

Annual tuition: $14,378

Notable alumni: Shirley Turner, Holly Black, Michael Vega, Joseph A. Mussomeli

This coeducational university in Ewing Township, New Jersey, has been around since 1855 and is considered one of the best schools in the state, admitting less than 43% of all applied students. Its education program stands out in the fields of business, humanities, and science, amongst others.