CMC Ranks 15th Most Expensive College in the Country

Yesterday, the Campus Grotto Blog published a ranking of the expense of American colleges including room and board. While CMC comes in at 56th most expensive in terms of tuition at $36,825 per year, it ranks a whopping 15th most expensive when room or board are factored in. This is especially worrisome considering that there are plans to increase the cost of room and board further next year. Next Monday, Dean Huang will address the Student Senate in Bauer Forum at 10 PM to explain the cost changes if you are curious or would like to voice your discontent. The fact that CMC is the 15th most expensive college is not quite as bad as it may seem considering that we have awesome financial aid, but this still affects a huge number of students. In the 2007-2008 school year, 49% of CMCers received financial aid, with an average package of $32,800, and awards ranging from $4,200 to $48,800, according to the CMC website. Nevertheless, that leaves a majority of students that have to face these stupendously high costs and the coming increases.

To be clear, we're not complaining. CMC provides an awesome education and you get what you pay for, but people should be aware of what they getting into and how our costs our changing. The full list ranking of the top 25 most expensive colleges in the country is pasted below.

Highest Total Cost 2008-2009

College Total Cost
1. Sarah Lawrence College $53,166
2. George Washington University $50,312
3. New York University $50,182
4. Georgetown University $49,689
5. Connecticut College $49,385
6. Bates College $49,350
7. Johns Hopkins University $49,278
8. Skidmore College $49,266
9. Scripps College $49,236
10. Middlebury College $49,210
11. Carnegie Mellon University $49,200
12. Boston College $49,020
13. Wesleyan University $49,000
14. Colgate University $48,900
15. Claremont McKenna College $48,755
16. Vassar College $48,675
17. Haverford College $48,625
18. University of Chicago $48,588
19. Union College (NY) $48,552
20. Colby College $48,520
21. Mount Holyoke College $48,500
22. Tufts University $48,470
23. Bard College at Simon’s Rock $48,460
24. Franklin & Marshall College $48,450
25. Bard College $48,438
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