Three Connecticut Colleges Among The Nation's Most Expensive

Jul 14, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education has issued new data on the cost of college in America. Three Connecticut colleges rank among  the nation’s most expensive. 

Trinity College’s tuition is  5th highest in the nation for private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges. The sticker price at Trinity is $44,070 dollars.  Connecticut College ranks 7th .  Wesleyan University comes in a close 8th. 

The data can be found on the USDE’s website called College Scorecard, which offers students and families a variety of ways to compare the cost of college.

Another category is average net price. That’s what it generally ends up actually costing students and families after taking into consideration grants and scholarships. 

And looking at things that way, none of those schools make the most expensive net price list.

But two other Connecticut schools do show up among the top 50:  Sacred Heart University and Quinnipiac University. 

For WNPR, I"m Diane Orson.