America’s Most Expensive Colleges

by Nathan Harden

CampusGrotto.com has released its fifth annual rankings of America’s most expensive colleges. Colleges and universities continue with runaway cost increases year after year — far outpacing inflation. Will next year be the year the year that the top college on the list breaks the $60,000 mark?

America’s Most Expensive Colleges 2011-2012 (total cost = tuition + fees + room and board)

1. Sarah Lawrence College $59,170
2. New York University $56,787
3. Columbia University $56,310
4. Harvey Mudd College $55,998
5. Eugene Lang College (The New School) $55,890
6. Claremont McKenna College $55,865
7. Wesleyan University $55,706
8. Bard College $55,617
9. Barnard College $55,566
10. Trinity College (CT) $55,450
11. University of Chicago $55,416
12. University of Southern California $55,384
13. Dartmouth College $55,365
14. Drexel University $55,335
15. Bates College $55,300
16. Johns Hopkins University $55,242
17. Vassar College $55,135
18. Bard College at Simon’s Rock $55,110
19. Haverford College $55,050
20. Pitzer College $54,988
21. Fordham University – Lincoln Center $54,972
22. Connecticut College $54,970
23. Bennington College $54,960
24. Occidental College $54,950
25. Carnegie Mellon University $54,922

I notice that both colleges President Obama attended as an undergraduate made the top 25. I suppose those schools taught him all about controlling costs and keeping to a budget.

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