The $50,000 Club: Most Expensive US Colleges

The Chronicle of Higher Education releases its list of the “$50,000 club” – the colleges and universities that cost more than $50,000 a year to attend.  This year it includes a public university, UC Berkeley.

Also on the list?  A number of schools our bloggers attend or have attended: NYU (Terence), George Washington (Chris), USC (Tara), St. John’s College (Nick and Nareg) and American (Alex).

If you need a counterbalance, here are two lists of schools that are completely or nearly free (Wall Street Journal and Christian Science Monitor), and take a look at some of the tips we’ve collected for affording expensive schools.


  1. These numbers are pretty wild compared to the tuitions of the institutions back in Vietnam which generally range from 800 – 1500$US per year. That’s about 1/30 of the amount my school charges.
    On the other hand, I’m glad (ironically enough) that we are part of this list. St. Johns definitely deserves and needs more attention 🙂

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