How Many of the Country's Most Expensive Universities are in L.A.?
The price of higher education in the U.S. isn't getting any cheaper, and Los Angeles County is home to some of the costliest four-year schools in the nation. A new ranking published by Campus Grotto reveals the top 100 expensive universities--all of them, not surprisingly, private--based on overall cost (tuition plus room and board), and, in a second list, on tuition alone.
Making the top ten are two of the Claremont colleges, Harvey Mudd (#4 at $53,331) and Claremont McKenna (#8 at $52,995). Further down the list are a handful of other LA County schools, including the University of Southern California (#39 at $51,842), Occidental College (#57 at $51,230), Pomona College (#64 at $51,023), Pepperdine (#77 at $50,350), and Pitzer College (#92 at $49,470). Many of those schools show up on the top 100 for tuition alone, of which USC (#34) is the highest, at $40,384.