The 10 Most Expensive College Degrees in America

By on April 7, 2015

College is not a cheap way to spend money. With every year, the cost of going to college seems to increase exponentially. Tuition costs stretching well into the $30,000 and above range seems to be the norm more than the exception these days.

And while college at any decent university will cost a lot of money, there are some schools, both private and public, that stand out amongst the rest in terms of costing an obscene amount of money.

The 10 schools listed below are the most expensive colleges in America right now. Between tuition, fees, and room and board, all 10 of these colleges end up costing students well over $50,000 per year when all is said and done.

Accordingly, the cost of a 4-year degree from any of these colleges will run upwards of $200,000 by the time graduation runs around. Yikes.

Without further ado, here are the 10 most expensive places to earn a college degree in the United States right now.


#10: Bard College – $230,000 for a 4-Year Degree

With an average cost of approximately $58,000 per year for tuition, fees, and room and board, Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York can easily cost students over $230,000 for the four years it takes them to earn a degree.

This private liberal arts college is gorgeous and historic, having been founded in 1860, and the price of a degree from Bard isn’t the worst investment ever, as the school is currently ranked 45th in the U.S. News College Rankings.

Bard College graduates may eventually earn comfortable incomes, due to the school’s prestige and quality educational environment, but nonetheless, unless a student has a substantial scholarship or some parental help, he will probably find himself in a lot of debt after spending 4 years earning a degree at Bard College.

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