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PA's Most Expensive College Is...

Would you spend nearly $50,000 a year just on college tuition?

 

Pop quiz: Name Pennsylvania's most expensive college.

New data from the U.S. Department of Education released this week reveals the answer.

Bucknell University in Lewisburg captures the state's top spot with a gold-plated tuition price tag of $42,342 per year, the seventh highest in the country.

Room and board or other fees will set you back another $10,000, at least, and expect to pay more in the future: the school has set yearly tuition for the Class of 2016 at $44,900. 

The most expensive four-year private school in the study is Connecticut College, asking $43,990 per year for tuition. The data breaks out public vs. private, 4-year vs. 2-year and for-profit vs. non-profit institutions and is designed to help families navigate the college selection process with more transparency.

It begs the question: Is it worth it to spend so much on your degree? According to the Associated Press, half of all recent college grads are unemployed or underemployed.

Take our poll and let us know what you think in comments.

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