The most expensive college in every state

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  • College tuition varies widely from school to school.
  • Using data from the US Education Department, we found the most expensive college in every state.

College tuition and other costs vary widely from school to school.

Using data from the US Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System program, we found the most expensive four-year, primarily baccalaureate and above degree-granting institution with at least 500 students enrolled in Fall 2016, based on reported tuition, board, and other costs for the 2016-2017 school year for out-of-state students.

Here’s each of those colleges, along with their 2016-2017 sticker price, location, public/private sector status, enrollment, and the average cost for a student with some form of scholarship or financial aid from the school or government to attend in 2015-2016 (the most recent year for which data are available.)


Alabama — Spring Hill College

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US52,854

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US20,441

Location: Mobile, AL

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 1,476


Alaska — University of Alaska, Anchorage

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US37,304

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US11,860

Location: Anchorage, AK

Sector: Public

Enrollment: 16,318


Arizona — University of Arizona

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US50,367

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US16,466

Location: Tucson, AZ

Sector: Public

Enrollment: 43,161


Arkansas — Hendrix College

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US58,120

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US22,777

Location: Conway, AR

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 1,328


California — Harvey Mudd College

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US71,917

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US35,460

Location:
Claremont, CA

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 842


Colorado — Colorado College

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Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US66,400

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US23,812

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 2,114


Connecticut — Yale University

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US68,950

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US18,319

Location: New Haven, CT

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 12,458


Delaware — University of Delaware

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US46,618

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US15,894

Location: Newark, DE

Sector: Public

Enrollment: 23,009


District of Columbia — Georgetown University

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Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US69,313

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US26,625

Location: Washington, DC

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 18,525


Florida — Rollins College

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Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US67,110

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US35,726

Location: Winter Park, FL

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 3,240


Georgia — Emory University

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US65,080

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US24,804

Location: Atlanta, GA

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 14,067


Hawaii — University of Hawaii at Manoa

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US50,645

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US13,520

Location: Honolulu, HI

Sector: Public

Enrollment: 18,056


Idaho — The College of Idaho

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US39,507

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US24,747

Location: Caldwell, ID

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 971


Illinois — University of Chicago

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Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US72,717

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US31,068

Location: Chicago, IL

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 15,775


Indiana — University of Notre Dame

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Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US67,043

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US26,683

Location: Notre Dame, IN

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 12,393


Iowa — Grinnell College

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US63,838

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US30,010

Location: Grinnell, IA

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 1,699


Kansas — Baker University

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Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US42,340

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US21,680

Location: Baldwin City, KS

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 2,726


Kentucky — Bellarmine University

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US57,794

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US24,742

Location: Louisville, KY

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 3,973


Louisiana — Tulane University of Louisiana

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US67,114

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US32,515

Location: New Orleans, LA

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 12,581


Maine — Bates College

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US66,550

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US24,055

Location: Lewiston, ME

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 1,780


Maryland — Johns Hopkins University

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US67,650

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US27,352

Location: Baltimore, MD

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 23,917


Massachusetts — Amherst College

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US68,986

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US19,055

Location: Amherst, MA

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 1,849


Michigan — University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US59,784

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US16,107

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Sector: Public

Enrollment: 44,718


Minnesota — Carleton College

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US66,490

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US28,587

Location: Northfield, MN

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 2,105


Mississippi — Millsaps College

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US53,030

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US22,834

Location: Jackson, MS

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 866


Missouri — Washington University in St. Louis

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Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US69,754

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US28,824

Location: St. Louis, MO

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 15,047


Montana — Carroll College

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US47,226

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US25,449

Location: Helena, MT

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 1,380


Nebraska — Creighton University

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US52,206

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US30,353

Location: Omaha, NE

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 8,393


Nevada — Sierra Nevada College

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US47,082

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US26,370

Location: Incline Village, NV

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 1,057


New Hampshire — Dartmouth College

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US69,474

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US21,177

Location: Hanover, NH

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 6,409


New Jersey — Stevens Institute of Technology

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US64,988

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US37,168

Location: Hoboken, NJ

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 6,617


New Mexico — Santa Fe University of Art and Design

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US45,392

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US29,245

Location: Santa Fe, NM

Sector: Private for-profit

Enrollment: 803


New York — Columbia University

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US71,785

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US22,973

Location: New York, NY

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 29,372


North Carolina — Duke University

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US69,169

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US19,950

Location: Durham,NC

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 15,735


North Dakota — North Dakota State University

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Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US32,227

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US14,581

Location: Fargo, ND

Sector: Public

Enrollment: 14,432


Ohio — Oberlin College

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Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US68,670

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US42,105

Location: Oberlin, OH

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 2,912


Oklahoma — University of Tulsa

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Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US58,349

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US27,264

Location: Tulsa, OK

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 4,563


Oregon — Reed College

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US67,250

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US27,805

Location: Portland, OR

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 1,427


Pennsylvania — Drexel University

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US71,375

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US39,021

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 24,232


Rhode Island — Brown University

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US68,106

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US25,264

Location: Providence, RI

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 9,781


South Carolina — Furman University

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US63,018

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US31,050

Location: Greenville, SC

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 3,003


South Dakota — Augustana University

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US40,824

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US19,974

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 1,937


Tennessee — Vanderbilt University

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Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US64,654

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US23,150

Location: Nashville, TN

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 12,587


Texas — Southern Methodist University

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US69,883

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US37,499

Location: Dallas, TX

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 11,739


Utah — Westminster College

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Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US46,058

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US24,606

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 2,694


Vermont — Bennington College

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US68,420

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US37,087

Location: Bennington, VT

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 805


Virginia — Washington and Lee University

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Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US63,500

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US23,867

Location: Lexington, VA

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 2,160


Washington — Whitman College

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Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US61,972

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US34,272

Location: Walla Walla, WA

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 1,493


West Virginia — West Virginia Wesleyan College

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US44,065

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US18,768

Location: Buckhannon, WV

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 1,542


Wisconsin — Beloit College

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US57,506

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US25,790

Location: Beloit, WI

Sector: Private non-profit

Enrollment: 1,394


Wyoming — University of Wyoming

Tuition, room, board, and other costs, 2016-17:$US30,775

Average price paid by a student with aid/scholarship, 2015-2016: $US13,155

Location: Laramie, WY

Sector: Public

Enrollment: 12,366

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