College is a little bit different in 2020, to say the least. Some schools began the semester in person, with masked students moving into dorms in reserved time slots. Other schools will be conducting classes online, at least for the foreseeable future.
For students in the time of COVID, just about the only thing that hasn’t changed is the hefty bill — especially at these 50 pricey institutes of higher learning.
Some schools are cutting students a financial break (estimated discounts in the hundreds of dollars) while coronavirus limits on-campus life. After a wave of criticism from students and alumni, Duke University reduced its student activity and recreation fees.
The National Center for Education Statistics ranks the 50 most expensive four-year institutions in America by their published out-of-state tuition, annual fees and residential charges. (Note: All of the prices listed here are before need- and merit-based scholarships.)
Here are 2020’s most expensive colleges in America.