The 25 priciest colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area cost (in the last fiscal year) an average of $62,232 per year to attend, up nearly 40 percent from a decade ago, writes Kennedy Rose for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
These costs include everything from tuition and supplies to room and board, transportation, and personal enrollment.
With a few exceptions, the majority of the area’s most expensive colleges have a few thousand students and are located in the suburbs.
The most expensive university in the region is Penn. Its attendance costs in fiscal 2018 were $71,715, a 40 percent increase from fiscal 2008.
Next is Haverford College with $71,614 in attendance cost, a 39 percent increase from a decade ago, followed by Franklin & Marshall College in third place with a $70,430 average cost, up 40 percent since 2008.
Swarthmore College and Drexel University round out the top five with $68,846 and $68,792 in total cost, respectively.
Bryn Mawr College, Villanova, and Ursinus also made the list, as did Widener, Saint Joseph’s, and Arcadia.
Read more about the area’s priciest colleges in the Philadelphia Business Journal here.