America's 10 Priciest Colleges

...that we definitely haven't saved enough for
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2010 10:30 AM CDT
America's 10 Priciest Colleges
Want to study at Sarah Lawrence College? It'll cost you $57,556 ... a year.   (AP)

Oh, sweet journalistic irony: Forbes releases its list of the country's most expensive colleges, and MarketWatch reports on a Sallie Mae survey released today that finds that, on average, families have saved $48,367 for school by the time their kid leaves for college. (Though, disturbingly, 24% of parents use funds from their retirement accounts to hit that number). How does that stack up to the actual cost? The priciest institutions (figures include annual cost of tuition, room, and board):

  1. Sarah Lawrence College, $57,556
  2. Columbia University, $54,385
  3. Bard College, $54,275
  4. Wesleyan University, $53,976
  5. Vanderbilt University, $53,660
Click here for the complete list. (More college stories.)

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