Sticker shock: Which U.S. schools charge the highest in-state tuition?


U.S. residents enrolled at Iowa institutions of higher learning face among the steepest cost of attending in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the highest in-state tuition?

Rank
State
School
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Texas
Gemini School of Visual Arts & Communication
18
$88,000
2
Arizona
Brookline College-Phoenix
1,148
$85,000
3
California
Glendale Career College
507
$72,355
4
California
Career Networks Institute
403
$70,364
5
Massachusetts
MGH Institute of Health Professions
1,215
$66,630
6
New York
Vassar College
2,353
$56,960
7
Connecticut
Trinity College
2,282
$56,910
8
Vermont
Landmark College
461
$56,800
9
California
Harvey Mudd College
861
$56,620
10
Massachusetts
Amherst College
1,836
$56,426
11
Massachusetts
Tufts University
11,449
$56,382
12
Oregon
Reed College
1,470
$56,340
13
North Carolina
Duke University
16,130
$55,695
14
Rhode Island
Brown University
10,095
$55,466
15
Massachusetts
Boston College
14,628
$55,464
16
New Hampshire
Dartmouth College
6,509
$55,453
17
Massachusetts
Brandeis University
5,721
$55,395
18
New York
Union College
2,267
$55,290
19
Maine
Colby College
1,917
$55,210
20
Massachusetts
Bard College at Simon's Rock
401
$55,082
21
Ohio
Oberlin College
2,853
$55,052
22
Connecticut
Wesleyan University
3,213
$54,944
23
New York
St Lawrence University
2,493
$54,846
24
Pennsylvania
Haverford College
1,296
$54,838
25
Connecticut
Connecticut College
1,817
$54,820
26
Louisiana
Tulane University of Louisiana
12,384
$54,820
27
Minnesota
Carleton College
2,078
$54,759
28
California
Occidental College
1,972
$54,686
29
New York
Bard College
2,293
$54,680
30
New York
Hamilton College
1,901
$54,620
31
Texas
Southern Methodist University
11,789
$54,492
32
New York
Skidmore College
2,684
$54,420
33
California
Claremont McKenna College
1,345
$54,405
34
Minnesota
Macalester College
2,136
$54,344
35
District of Columbia
Georgetown University
19,005
$54,104
36
California
Pitzer College
1,074
$54,056
37
Massachusetts
Boston University
33,355
$53,948
38
California
Pepperdine University
7,710
$53,932
39
Maine
Bowdoin College
1,816
$53,922
40
New York
University of Rochester
11,648
$53,909
41
New York
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
7,592
$53,880
42
Vermont
Bennington College
851
$53,860
43
Maine
Bates College
1,787
$53,794
44
Massachusetts
Franklin W Olin College of Engineering
380
$53,736
45
Massachusetts
Wellesley College
2,508
$53,732
46
Connecticut
Yale University
12,974
$53,430
47
Missouri
Washington University in St Louis
15,303
$53,399
48
Indiana
University of Notre Dame
12,467
$53,391
49
Maryland
St. John's College
513
$53,343
50
Pennsylvania
Lehigh University
7,017
$52,930
51
Massachusetts
College of the Holy Cross
2,855
$52,770
52
California
Chapman University
9,392
$52,724
53
New York
Fordham University
16,037
$52,687
54
Massachusetts
Wheaton College
1,688
$52,626
55
Virginia
University of Richmond
4,023
$52,610
56
Massachusetts
Smith College
2,918
$52,404
57
Utah
Nightingale College
326
$52,375
58
California
California Institute of Technology
2,238
$52,362
59
New Jersey
Stevens Institute of Technology
6,916
$52,202
60
New York
New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education
393
$52,075
61
Ohio
Denison University
2,341
$51,960
62
Massachusetts
Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing
258
$51,930
63
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
11,466
$51,832
64
New York
New York University
51,123
$51,828
65
Massachusetts
Hampshire College
1,268
$51,668
66
North Carolina
Davidson College
1,810
$51,447
67
Georgia
Emory University
14,263
$51,306
68
Georgia
Emory University-Oxford College
979
$51,306
69
Massachusetts
Babson College
3,329
$51,104
70
Rhode Island
Rhode Island School of Design
2,440
$50,960
71
Oregon
Lewis & Clark College
3,339
$50,934
72
Colorado
University of Denver
11,434
$50,556
73
Massachusetts
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
6,642
$50,530
74
Rhode Island
Providence College
4,646
$50,528
75
New Jersey
Princeton University
8,273
$50,340
76
Oregon
Willamette University
2,498
$50,279
77
Wisconsin
Beloit College
1,402
$50,040
78
Massachusetts
North Bennet Street School
154
$50,000
79
Massachusetts
Mount Holyoke College
2,334
$49,998
80
Massachusetts
Bentley University
5,543
$49,880
81
Indiana
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
2,245
$49,871
82
Tennessee
Vanderbilt University
12,592
$49,816
83
Indiana
DePauw University
2,158
$49,704
84
South Carolina
Furman
2,949
$49,532
85
Arizona
Carrington College-Phoenix East
332
$49,285
86
California
California Institute of the Arts
1,498
$49,276
87
California
California College of the Arts
1,927
$49,138
88
New York
The New School
10,389
$49,064
89
Massachusetts
The New England Conservatory of Music
844
$48,750
90
Michigan
Kalamazoo College
1,436
$48,666
91
Maryland
Maryland Institute College of Art
2,128
$48,630
92
California
Loyola Marymount University
9,618
$48,522
93
District of Columbia
American University
13,858
$48,459
94
Connecticut
Fairfield University
5,192
$48,350
95
Connecticut
Quinnipiac University
10,200
$47,960
96
Tennessee
Rhodes College
2,010
$47,890
97
Minnesota
St Olaf College
3,035
$47,840
98
Illinois
Illinois Institute of Technology
7,164
$47,646
99
Illinois
Illinois Wesleyan University
1,649
$47,636
100
Wisconsin
Lawrence University
1,467
$47,475
101
Texas
Rice University
7,022
$47,350
102
New York
Manhattan School of Music
1,007
$47,300
103
New York
Wagner College
2,271
$47,090
104
Illinois
Lake Forest College
1,542
$47,064
105
Maryland
Washington College
1,484
$46,978
106
California
Otis College of Art and Design
1,115
$46,860
107
Illinois
Knox College
1,356
$46,554
108
Texas
Carrington College-Mesquite
107
$46,498
109
Indiana
Earlham College
1,128
$46,450
110
Georgia
The Creative Circus
227
$46,112
111
Arizona
Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc
1,860
$45,950
112
Texas
Universal Technical Institute - Dallas Fort Worth
1,167
$45,950
113
Oregon
University of Portland
4,396
$45,904
114
California
Dominican University of California
1,744
$45,850
115
District of Columbia
Catholic University of America
6,023
$45,804
116
Arkansas
Hendrix College
1,249
$45,790
117
Massachusetts
Clark University
3,153
$45,730
118
New York
Hofstra University
11,131
$45,700
119
Michigan
Albion College
1,568
$45,590
120
Texas
Baylor University
17,059
$45,542
121
New York
Hartwick College
1,201
$45,510
122
Florida
Concorde Career Institute-Miramar
528
$45,505
123
Minnesota
Gustavus Adolphus College
2,181
$45,400
124
Vermont
Saint Michael's College
2,077
$45,375
125
New York
Pace University-New York
12,986
$45,280
126
Minnesota
College of Saint Benedict
1,937
$45,264
127
Tennessee
Sewanee-The University of the South
1,778
$45,120
128
Minnesota
Saint Johns University
1,815
$44,990
129
Washington
Seattle University
7,278
$44,610
130
Rhode Island
International Yacht Restoration School
94
$44,600
131
Maryland
Goucher College
2,236
$44,300
132
Oregon
Pacific University
3,893
$44,298
133
Massachusetts
Berklee College of Music
6,762
$44,140
134
Michigan
College for Creative Studies
1,453
$44,110
135
Iowa
Coe College
1,394
$44,050
136
South Carolina
Wofford College
1,678
$43,985
137
Rhode Island
Bryant University
3,751
$43,973
138
Missouri
Saint Louis University
14,581
$43,884
139
Wisconsin
Ripon College
756
$43,808
140
Indiana
Wabash College
864
$43,650
141
Wisconsin
Carthage College
2,860
$43,550
142
Maine
College of the Atlantic
354
$43,542
143
Michigan
Kettering University
2,311
$43,490
144
Florida
Advance Science College
69
$43,426
145
California
Art Center College of Design
2,251
$43,416
146
Oregon
Linfield College-McMinnville Campus
1,535
$43,302
147
Texas
Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc.
1,518
$43,250
148
Washington
Gonzaga University
7,506
$43,210
149
New York
Western Suffolk BOCES
265
$43,050
150
Texas
Trinity University
2,571
$42,976
151
Washington
Seattle Pacific University
3,783
$42,939
152
Massachusetts
Longy School of Music of Bard College
217
$42,865
153
New Jersey
Rider University
5,073
$42,860
154
California
Menlo College
744
$42,800
155
Massachusetts
Stonehill College
2,498
$42,746
156
Minnesota
University of St Thomas
9,878
$42,736
157
California
California Lutheran University
4,236
$42,692
158
Washington
Pacific Lutheran University
3,122
$42,436
159
New Hampshire
Colby-Sawyer College
995
$42,398
160
New York
Rochester Institute of Technology
16,584
$42,345
161
Iowa
Cornell College
1,009
$42,299
162
Indiana
Saint Mary's College
1,637
$42,220
163
Kentucky
Bellarmine University
3,757
$42,200
164
New Jersey
Seton Hall University
9,801
$42,170
165
Illinois
Augustana College
2,647
$42,135
166
Ohio
Cleveland Institute of Art
636
$42,055
167
Texas
Southwestern University
1,396
$42,000
168
Ohio
Cleveland Institute of Music
393
$41,987
169
Wisconsin
Marquette University
11,426
$41,870
170
Massachusetts
Merrimack College
4,191
$41,760
171
Kentucky
Centre College
1,450
$41,700
172
Washington
Cornish College of the Arts
658
$41,642
173
Oklahoma
University of Tulsa
4,433
$41,509
174
Iowa
Drake University
4,904
$41,396
175
Maryland
Mount St Mary's University
2,323
$41,350
176
Ohio
John Carroll University
3,545
$41,340
177
Virginia
Randolph-Macon College
1,453
$41,300
178
Minnesota
Hamline University
3,734
$41,290
179
Iowa
Wartburg College
1,527
$41,280
180
California
Mount Saint Mary's University
3,226
$41,170
181
Georgia
Agnes Scott College
921
$41,160
182
Indiana
Butler University
5,145
$41,120
183
Massachusetts
Regis College
2,166
$41,015
184
Massachusetts
Assumption College
2,481
$40,958
185
California
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
754
$40,948
186
Washington
Perry Technical Institute
842
$40,891
187
Massachusetts
Simmons College
6,283
$40,850
188
Vermont
Marlboro College
185
$40,840
189
Wisconsin
Milwaukee School of Engineering
2,823
$40,749
190
New Jersey
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus
7,846
$40,732
191
Connecticut
University of Hartford
6,561
$40,694
192
Texas
University of Dallas
2,510
$40,652
193
Massachusetts
Hult International Business School
2,798
$40,650
194
California
Biola University
6,172
$40,488
195
Indiana
Valparaiso University
4,026
$40,260
196
Michigan
Alma College
1,426
$40,258
197
Rhode Island
Salve Regina University
2,823
$40,150
198
California
Hussian College-Relativity Campus California
200
$40,100
199
Massachusetts
Curry College
2,799
$40,070
200
Vermont
Norwich University
4,100
$40,014

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