Still expensive, but less so (relatively)

nott memorial

Nott as expensive (relatively). (We never get tired of Nott puns.)

The website College Grotto recently released its annual list of the most expensive colleges -- and again Union, Skidmore, and RPI are on the list.

Here's how local schools rank on the list for 2011-2012 (the list for 2010-2011):

Skidmore's ranking has dropped considerably over the last few years -- it was #5 in 2009. RPI has been headed the other direction -- it was ranked #62 in 2009.

Sarah Lawrence topped College Grotto's list this year at $59,170, followed by NYU ($56,787), Columbia ($56,310), Harvey Mudd ($55,998), and The New School ($55,890). Here's Forbes' recently-released list -- it also has Sarah Lawrence #1.

Earlier on AOA:
+ US News ranks for Capital Region colleges 2011
+ Union, RPI in top 20 for "return on investment"

Comments

I thought Union was supposed to be cheaper than RPI at least. If you're not going to be better you should at least be cheaper.

oh dear me. and drat my practical nature.

remind me again what kind of job prospects a liberal arts Skidmore grad has after incurring six figure debt? (unless mommy and daddy are paying for it)

sorry to be so reductive. (HEY! my state university English degree taught me that.)

Colleges are brick buildings on several acres, with big parking lots, books, teachers and staff. Why on earth are they so expensive? 5,000 students at $25K is $125 million. Plus don't many have huge endowments and favorable tax levies.

Let's build more of these things they call colleges, looks like a very profitable business.

i goed two a cheep kollege and gratuated

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (nice), to bigger boats,... (more)

Blood plasma, another mixed-use project approved, that Western Ave apartment, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience once a month in which the fates of multi-million... (more)

Washington Park tulip dig and sale 2018

The annual Washington Park tulip dig and sale is usually the weekend after Mother's Day -- but that depends on the tulips. And this year,... (more)

Tip credit

Steve Barnes on the back-and-forth over whether tipped employees, such as restaurant servers, should be paid the full New York minimum wage: "Although [Andrew] Cuomo... (more)

The Movies Under the Stars series returns to Albany this summer

The Movies Under the Stars series of outdoor movie screenings is back in Albany this summer. Here's the lineup: June 15: Black Panther in Washington... (more)

Recent Comments

Do something at a state park maybe? We had our anniversary at Thacher Park. There are a lot of logistics when you do it that way, but it's a beautiful view, there is a pavilion so you don't need a tent, and they have bathrooms so you don't need to rent potties.

Blood plasma, another mixed-use project approved, that Western Ave apartment, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

...has 1 comment, most recently from chrisck

Tip credit

...has 2 comments, most recently from Dave

One corner, many different buildings

...has 4 comments, most recently from Reader

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 3 comments, most recently from Cynthia Freedman

Suggestions for affordable wedding venues?

...has 22 comments, most recently from Eric