Rising Tuitions

Across the country, colleges and universities keep raising tuition and fees.

Today there are more than 100 colleges and universities that charge a sticker price of more than $50,000, according to data reported to U.S. News by 737 ranked private schools in an annual survey.

Among the 10 most expensive private schools, the average tuition and fees is almost $56,900. By comparison, the average among all ranked private schools is significantly less, at around $35,800.

At the other end of the spectrum, the 10 least expensive private colleges in 2018-2019 charge slightly more than $11,000 on average for tuition and fees. But average prices did go up by more than 4 percent among the least pricey schools compared with last year.

Four of the 10 colleges and universities among the Least Expensive Schools were HBCUs

School name (state)                                     2018-2019 tuition and fees            U.S. News rank and category

Brigham Young University                           $5,620                                                    66 (tie), National
—Provo (UT)Universities

Amridge University (AL)                               $9,900                                                    107-141, Regional Universities (South)

Tougaloo College (MS)                                $10,600                                                173-229, National Liberal Arts Colleges

Wilmington University (DE)                         $11,210                                                 230-301, National Universities

Jarvis Christian College (TX)                     $11,720                                                28-36, Regional Colleges (West)

Stillman College (AL)                                   $11,992                                                173-229, National Liberal Arts Colleges

Alice Lloyd College (KY)                                $12,150                                                 16 (tie), Regional Colleges (South)

Talladega College (AL)                                $12,340                                                42, Regional Colleges (South)

Blue Mountain College (MS)                         $12,584                                                 8 (tie), Regional Colleges (South)

William Carey University (MS)                    $12,600                                                 39 (tie), Regional Universities (South)

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