The price of education: Which 2-year Pennsylvania schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Pennsylvania residents attending two-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Forbes Road Career and Technology Center, Professional Academy of Cosmetology and Education and Technology Institute, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by two-year schools to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Forbes Road Career and Technology Center
Monroeville
5
$2,855
2
Professional Academy of Cosmetology
Norristown
8
$3,650
3
Education and Technology Institute
Greensburg
--
$5,100
4
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Schnecksville
6,956
$7,350
5
Community College of Allegheny County
Pittsburgh
16,147
$7,861
6
Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg
Gettysburg
--
$7,935
7
Harrisburg Area Community College
Harrisburg
18,681
$7,935
8
Harrisburg Area Community College-Lancaster
Lancaster
--
$7,935
9
Harrisburg Area Community College-Lebanon
Lebanon
--
$7,935
10
Harrisburg Area Community College-York
York
--
$7,935
11
Butler County Community College
Butler
3,338
$7,950
12
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Lancaster
1,142
$8,030
13
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
Johnstown
2,814
$8,130
14
Bucks County Community College-Lower Bucks Campus
Bristol
--
$8,353
15
Bucks County Community College
Newtown
7,784
$8,353
16
Bucks County Community College-Upper Bucks Campus
Perkasie
--
$8,353
17
Westmoreland County Community College
Youngwood
5,084
$9,348
18
Delaware County Community College
Media
11,030
$9,390
19
Northampton County Area Community College
Bethlehem
9,921
$9,570
20
Northampton County Area Community College-Monroe
Tannersville
--
$9,570
21
Reading Area Community College
Reading
4,207
$9,600
22
Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing
Pittsburgh
107
$9,639
23
Luzerne County Community College
Nanticoke
5,360
$9,660
24
Fayette County Career & Technical Institute Practical Nursing Program
Uniontown
90
$9,925
25
Welder Training and Testing Institute
Allentown
72
$9,975
26
All-State Career School-Lester
Lester
306
$10,096
27
Laurel Technical Institute
MEADVILLE
96
$10,104
28
Laurel Business Institute
Uniontown
238
$10,104
29
Community College of Philadelphia
Philadelphia
17,296
$10,284
30
Montgomery County Community College
Bell
10,392
$10,350
31
Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences
Reading
288
$10,365
32
All-State Career School-Pittsburgh
Mifflin
189
$10,706
33
Lansdale School of Business
Wales
163
$11,100
34
CDE Career Institute
Tannersville
27
$11,369
35
Community College of Beaver County
Monaca
2,506
$11,430
36
University of Pittsburgh-Titusville
Titusville
295
$11,788
37
Bidwell Training Center Inc
Pittsburgh
141
$12,000
38
The Workforce Institute's City College
Philadelphia
23
$12,097
39
Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology
Braddock
78
$12,292
40
Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School
Lebanon
165
$12,300
41
Jameson Health System
Castle
46
$12,345
42
Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County
Scranton
72
$12,525
43
Commonwealth Technical Institute
Johnstown
183
$12,594
44
Lancaster School of Cosmetology & Therapeutic Bodywork
Lancaster
185
$12,600
45
Studio Incamminati
Philadelphia
36
$12,625
46
Altoona Beauty School Inc
Altoona
53
$12,850
47
Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology
Lewistown
39
$12,853
48
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center
Creek
36
$12,895
49
Northern Tier Career Center
Towanda
41
$13,000
50
DCI Career Institute
Monaca
39
$13,045
51
Cortiva Institute-Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy
Prussia
172
$13,126
52
Fortis Institute-Erie
Erie
391
$13,157
53
Institute of Medical Careers
Pittsburgh
159
$13,275
54
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
Media
447
$13,365
55
Fortis Institute-Forty Fort
Fort
159
$13,369
56
The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona
Altoona
69
$13,400
57
Somerset County Technology Center - Bedford Site
Bedford
--
$13,750
58
Somerset County Technology Center
Somerset
70
$13,750
59
Butler Beauty Academy
Butler
20
$13,800
60
Butler Beauty Academy-New Castle Beauty Academy
Castle
17
$13,800
61
Butler Beauty Academy-Kittanning Beauty Academy
Kittanning
8
$13,800
62
Lancaster County Career and Technology Center
Street
422
$13,840
63
Harris School of Business-Upper Darby Campus
Darby
578
$13,870
64
Eastern Center for Arts and Technology
Grove
59
$14,000
65
Clarion County Career Center Practical Nursing Program
Shippenville
63
$14,250
66
Jefferson County Dubois Area Vocational Technical Practical Nursing Program
Reynoldsville
24
$14,450
67
Mercer County Career Center
Mercer
31
$14,500
68
Rosedale Technical College
Pittsburgh
372
$14,530
69
Dean Institute of Technology
Pittsburgh
151
$14,550
70
Berks Career & Technology Center
Leesport
44
$14,559
71
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts
Philadelphia
46
$14,575
72
Orleans Technical College
Philadelphia
289
$14,642
73
Franklin County Career and Technology Center
Chambersburg
88
$14,850
74
Premier Barber Institute
Norristown
46
$14,930
75
Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center
Altoona
234
$14,960
76
Erie Institute of Technology Inc
Erie
295
$14,990
77
Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center
Springville
66
$14,995
78
Levittown Beauty Academy
Levittown
91
$15,000
79
Sharon Regional Health System School of Nursing
Sharon
12
$15,006
80
Vet Tech Institute
Pittsburgh
343
$15,020
81
Baltimore School of Massage-York
York
78
$15,100
82
Lansdale School of Cosmetology Inc
Lansdale
54
$15,125
83
York County School of Technology-Adult & Continuing Education
York
104
$15,130
84
Divine Crown Academy of Cosmetology
Center
40
$15,225
85
Mercy Hospital School of Nursing
Pittsburgh
154
$15,315
86
St Margaret School of Nursing
Pittsburgh
92
$15,315
87
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Shadyside School of Nursing
Pittsburgh
244
$15,315
88
Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology
Gap
255
$15,340
89
Lenape Technical School Practical Nursing Program
City
168
$15,530
90
Venango County Area Vocational Technical School
City
61
$15,615
91
Precision Manufacturing Institute
Meadville
34
$15,662
92
Western Area Career & Technology Center
Canonsburg
106
$15,710
93
Bella Capelli Academy
Monroeville
181
$15,775
94
Delaware County Technical School-Practical Nursing Program
Broomall
43
$15,795
95
South Hills Beauty Academy Inc
Pittsburgh
144
$15,850
96
Bucks County School of Beauty Culture Inc
Feasterville
72
$15,999
97
Schuylkill Technology Center
Frackville
35
$16,193
98
Clearfield County Career and Technology Center
Clearfield
64
$16,250
99
Fountain of Youth Academy of Cosmetology
Mars
36
$16,285
100
Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing
Rocks
76
$16,300
101
Crawford County Career and Technical Center Practical Nursing Program
Meadville
28
$16,570
102
Beaver Falls Beauty Academy
Falls
36
$16,600
103
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Philadelphia
Philadelphia
274
$16,757
104
Philadelphia Technician Training
Philadelphia
171
$16,800
105
Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center
Johnstown
189
$16,825
106
South Hills School of Business & Technology
College
423
$16,865
107
Empire Beauty School-Shamokin Dam
Dam
46
$17,000
108
Empire Beauty School-Hanover
Hanover
59
$17,000
109
Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg
Harrisburg
123
$17,000
110
Empire Beauty School-Lancaster
Lancaster
78
$17,000
111
Empire Beauty School-Lebanon
Lebanon
41
$17,000
112
Empire Beauty School-West Mifflin
Mifflin
86
$17,000
113
Empire Beauty School-Monroeville
Monroeville
119
$17,000
114
Empire Beauty School-Wyoming Valley
Moosic
141
$17,000
115
Empire Beauty School-Center City Philadelphia
Philadelphia
317
$17,000
116
Empire Beauty School-NE Philadelphia
Philadelphia
144
$17,000
117
Empire Beauty School-North Hills
Pittsburgh
74
$17,000
118
Empire Beauty School-Pottsville
Pottsville
52
$17,000
119
Empire Beauty School-Reading
Reading
119
$17,000
120
Empire Beauty School-Springfield
Springfield
133
$17,000
121
Empire Beauty School-Warminster
Warminster
28
$17,000
122
Empire Beauty School-Lehigh Valley
Whitehall
103
$17,000
123
Empire Beauty School-Cheltenham
Wyncote
106
$17,000
124
Empire Beauty School-York
York
84
$17,000
125
Triangle Tech Inc-Erie
Erie
61
$17,056
126
New Castle School of Trades
Pulaski
--
$17,082
127
The Beauty Institute
Allentown
28
$17,100
128
The Beauty Institute-Ambler
Ambler
115
$17,100
129
Champ's Barber School
Lancaster
37
$17,100
130
Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy
Philadelphia
--
$17,100
131
The Beauty School
Stroudsburg
27
$17,100
132
Manor College
Jenkintown
632
$17,179
133
Metro Beauty Academy
Allentown
168
$17,250
134
Triangle Tech Inc-Greensburg
Greensburg
121
$17,252
135
Triangle Tech Inc-Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
144
$17,288
136
Triangle Tech Inc-Dubois
Creek
143
$17,294
137
Barber School of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
78
$17,310
138
Barber School of Pittsburgh - Ambridge
Ambridge
--
$17,405
139
Triangle Tech Inc-Bethlehem
Bethlehem
115
$17,427
140
Triangle Tech Inc-Sunbury
Sunbury
76
$17,427
141
Indiana County Technology Center
Indiana
95
$17,526
142
Hazleton Area Career Center
TWP.
19
$17,590
143
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career
Lewisburg
101
$17,623
144
All-State Career School-Allied Health Campus
Essington
355
$17,656
145
Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy-Wilkes-Barre
Barre
169
$17,784
146
Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy-Hazleton
Hazleton
61
$17,784
147
American Barber Academy
Reading
49
$17,810
148
Lincoln Technical Institute-Allentown
Allentown
444
$17,990
149
Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing
Lewistown
31
$18,330
150
Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center Practical Nursing
Barre
110
$18,550
151
Venus Beauty Academy
Hill
112
$18,750
152
Douglas Education Center
Monessen
229
$18,980
153
Johnson College
Scranton
451
$18,991
154
Jean Madeline Aveda Institute
Philadelphia
268
$19,080
155
Chambersburg Beauty School
Chambersburg
83
$19,110
156
Mercyhurst University-North East Campus
East
793
$19,120
157
Penn Commercial Business/Technical School
Washington
225
$19,129
158
Great Lakes Institute of Technology
Erie
396
$20,125
159
Greene County Career and Technology Center
Waynesburg
25
$20,509
160
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
Mifflin
409
$21,589
161
Pennco Tech-Bristol
Bristol
315
$22,095
162
Chester County Intermediate Unit
Downingtown
104
$22,440
163
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc
Pittsburgh
209
$23,165
164
Harcum College
Mawr
1,481
$24,200
165
YTI Career Institute - Altoona
Altoona
--
$25,172
166
Pittsburgh Career Institute
Pittsburgh
237
$25,964
167
Pennsylvania Gunsmith School
Pittsburgh
79
$26,208
168
Prism Career Institute-Philadelphia
Philadelphia
83
$26,532
169
PITC Institute
Wyncote
216
$27,075
170
DLP Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
Johnstown
228
$28,025
171
Fortis Institute-Scranton
Scranton
287
$28,802
172
Lincoln Technical Institute-Philadelphia
Philadelphia
246
$29,667
173
YTI Career Institute-York
York
1,165
$29,862
174
Valley Forge Military College
Wayne
265
$29,975
175
Berks Technical Institute
Wyomissing
724
$30,860
176
McCann School of Business & Technology
Lewisburg
289
$31,780
177
Citizens School of Nursing
Kensington
158
$34,221
178
Automotive Training Center-Exton
Exton
304
$40,800
179
Automotive Training Center-Warminster
Warminster
285
$40,800
180
Universal Technical Institute of Pennsylvania Inc
Exton
1,311
$44,900


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