7 most expensive US colleges

These private institutions of learning cost more to attend for a single year than many families earn in that time. Here's where sticker prices are the highest.

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Dec 2, 2012 12:39AM
Not bragging, but many moons ago I went to a small State owned public college for about $16,000---for ALL 4 YEARS including room and board.  I make about $1+ million a year and have for the past 10 years at my job.  You don't need a fancy school with big time tuition.  You need perseverance, patience, a plan and a couple of breaks.  If you do the first 3 things then the last thing will automatically happen.
Nov 30, 2012 7:28AM
College is heading in the wrong direction. When it is more important to get a piece of paper from a brand name, and not the education obtained... it has to go away. We lack people who can act on their intelligence. We are loaded with idiots who follow well and have no personal responsibility or respect.

Absolutely NO college is worth more than $10k/year. it's time to shut down the college loan system and pop this ridiculous bubble.



Nov 29, 2012 9:41PM

Wonder what the payback is on that investment.  No matter, they're really just places for rich kids to network.  Good schools but totally over priced.

Nov 29, 2012 10:50PM
Michael Dell,  Texas. Dr. James Andrews,  LSU,  Mark Cuban, Indiana. Steve Jobs, Reed College. Pay 60 grand if you want to but you don't have to.

...and, start taxing theses so-called non-profits.


Many of these schools have BILLIONS of dolars in endowements...money they are supposed to be using to lower tuition and give back, in the form of scholarships.

Nov 30, 2012 9:34AM
60k a year after taxes which is about 80k. So 320k for four years.  This is the total downfall of the US.
These colleges have billions in endowments and Obama thinks making 250k a year is rich. No way will this continue...
Dec 2, 2012 4:13PM
If the government guarantees that my customers will get a loan even if they can't afford it, or will just be granted the money, will I simply raise my prices?  Of course, why not, anyone can pay whatever I ask by just going and getting a loan.  That's why, I saw that the campus police chief at the University of Connecticut (guarding only the school) is paid something like $260,000, which is more than the Police Chief of New York City, running a department with more policeman than there are students at the University of Connecticut.  Is anyone surprised that tuitions have escalated since the '60's when all the government grants and loan guarantees started?
Dec 4, 2012 10:42AM
Its not about the brand name, but more about the product.  A 2.8 GPA from these schools will not compete with a 3.5 GPA from another school.  A degree in basket weaving will not compete with engineering.  Are there too many colleges?  Do we truly believe that everyone needs to go to college?  I say bring back the trade classes in HS (wood shop, welding shop, auto shop, etc...).
Dec 4, 2012 4:49AM
Try med school & low wages as a resident...wind up with 300K in debt.  It's all for the rich,,,so i work to try to help a daughter who is a surgery resident with little income myself...it's just not right.  After college the system puts you into uncontrollable debt if you want to have a good career as a doctor.
Dec 4, 2012 6:17AM
I went to the University of San Diego for a year at about 50K, Was a terrible pace with a snobby attitude that you were there to accommodate their needs, now I am at UH Hilo, getting more teacher's attention, getting all the classes I would like to get, and paying roughly 3000 per semester. I had the money saved for 1 year at USD, however I am glad I'm not digging myself into a 150 K hole with a standard education. Anyone who chooses to pay more to have a fancy degree shouldn't be hired on the premise that they are fiscally irresponsible.
Nov 30, 2012 12:08PM
The rise in college tuition has been ridiculous. With that being said, these colleges are located in pricey areas. For instance NYC, the cost of living there is very high.
Nov 30, 2012 10:12AM
the company that i worked for would not hire from the majority of the colleges listed. they found that they actually were not as smart as most coming from state universities. those listed are real good at doing the socialist indoctrination but actually lacked in applied skills. the smartest guy i ever met graduated from hillsdale college. but then you have those who go to harvard to get a degree in 7th century albino lesbian history who cannot find a job. do any of these so called top universities teach a course on ethics. i think not
Dec 4, 2012 4:54AM
I cannot wait to send my kids to an ivy league college just to have them default on their college loans and then have the Government  forgive the loan. Well that's the plan anyway-------and yes that was TOTAL SARCASM!!!!
Dec 4, 2012 9:12AM
Anyone who insists on going to one of these over-priced universities and can't afford it without massive loans, gets what they deserve, a piece of expensive paper and a lifetime of debt. A good, solid education can be gotten from local community colleges and state universities for a small fraction of these bloated costs. If you are filthy rich and want to waste your money, fine, go for it. Otherwise, use your head and save a bundle. A woman who used to work for me as a teen has her bachelors in criminal justice a masters in sociology with a total debt load of 20,000 dollars. She was very poor so had little to throw in the pot. She also has had several job offers. It can be done if you are not inflamed with the idea of an ivy education.
Nov 29, 2012 9:07PM
Im surprised Princeton wasn't on the list
Dec 4, 2012 9:43AM
I had a professor at Michigan State that was making $125,000 a year teaching 1 class per semester.  Funny thing was she had the nerve to tell me that Auto Workers are unskilled and its a job anyone could do which is why they are overpaid.  She weighed about 250 and my money says anyone could do her job, but her fat **** couldnt stand 3 days on the assembly line.  She needed to take a pay cut.
Dec 4, 2012 8:39AM
Don't know where these intelligent people who post get there information but government does not forgive student loans. They will assist in negotiating payback and if you use Sallie May for a loan they won't hardly negotiate anything. If you owe on loans the government will hold you income tax refund due come tax time, even if eligible for low income tax credit. IRS takes entire amount. As for illegal aliens getting government loans, have you ever filled out a Fasfa request, page after page of paper work requiring past income tax reports.
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