Most Expensive Colleges 2010-2011

Costly Education
If you think you're paying fortune for your kid's college education, you might want to take a look at these schools. Total cost at the priciest college is inching closer to $60,000 a year.Compiled by college news website , the colleges are ranked by the price of tuition plus the cost of room and board during the 2010-2011 school session , all of which is readily available to the public. The schools ranked are four-year undergraduate colleges and excludes junior colleges and music conservatories.
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If you think you're paying fortune for your kid's college education, you might want to take a look at these schools. Total cost at the priciest college is inching closer to $60,000 a year.

Compiled by college news website CampusGrotto.com, the colleges are ranked by the price of tuition plus the cost of room and board during the 2010-2011 school session , all of which is readily available to the public. The schools ranked are four-year undergraduate colleges and excludes junior colleges and music conservatories.

That said, click on to see the top ten.

By Joseph Pisani
Posted Oct. 20, 2010

10. Scripps College
Claremont, Calif.: $52,686 : +4.7 percent : 23 : TV journalist Serena Altschul, artist Alison Saar and theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether.
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Claremont, Calif.

Total cost: $52,686
Change from previous year: +4.7 percent
Previous ranking: 23

Notable alumni: TV journalist Serena Altschul, artist Alison Saar and theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether.

9. The George Washington University
Washington, D.C. : $52,980 : +2.4 percent : 3 : Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Washington, D.C.

Total cost: $52,980
Change from previous year: +2.4 percent
Previous ranking: 3

Notable alumni: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

8. Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, Calif.: $52,995 : +4.3 percent : 12 : Kohlberg Kravis Roberts co-founder Henry Kravis, Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries and movie director Paul Brickman.
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Claremont, Calif.

Total cost: $52,995
Change from previous year: +4.3 percent
Previous ranking: 12

Notable alumni: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts co-founder Henry Kravis, Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries and movie director Paul Brickman.

7. Connecticut College
New London, Conn. : $53,110 : +3.9 percent : 8 : AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, actress Estelle Parsons and fashion designer Peter Som.

New London, Conn.

Total cost: $53,110
Change from previous year: +3.9 percent
Previous ranking: 8

Notable alumni: AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, actress Estelle Parsons and fashion designer Peter Som.

6. Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Md. : $53,190 : +3.9 percent : 6 : Mayor of New York and businessman Michael Bloomberg, IBM CEO Samuel J. Palmisano and Merrill Lynch co-founder Edmund Lynch.

Baltimore, Md.

Total cost: $53,190
Change from previous year: +3.9 percent
Previous ranking: 6

Notable alumni: Mayor of New York and businessman Michael Bloomberg, IBM CEO Samuel J. Palmisano and Merrill Lynch co-founder Edmund Lynch.

5. Bates College
Lewiston, Maine : $53,300 : +3.9 percent : 4 : News anchor Bryant Gumbel, Medco CEO David Snow and author Dorothy Clarke Wilson.

Lewiston, Maine

Total cost: $53,300
Change from previous year: +3.9 percent
Previous ranking: 4

Notable alumni: News anchor Bryant Gumbel, Medco CEO David Snow and author Dorothy Clarke Wilson.

4. Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, Calif. : $53,331 : +4.5 percent : 9 : Astronauts Stanley Love and George Nelson and movie producer Michael G. Wilson.

Claremont, Calif.

Total cost: $53,331
Change from previous year: +4.5 percent
Previous ranking: 9

Notable alumni: Astronauts Stanley Love and George Nelson and movie producer Michael G. Wilson.

3. Wesleyan University
Middletown, Conn.: $53,406 : +5.0 percent : 11 : Movie director Michael Bay, Southwest Airlines co-founder Herb Kelleher and Harrah’s Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman.
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Middletown, Conn.

Total cost: $53,406
Change from previous year: +5.0 percent
Previous ranking: 11

Notable alumni: Movie director Michael Bay, Southwest Airlines co-founder Herb Kelleher and Harrah’s Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman.

2. New York University
New York, N.Y.: $53,589 : +3.1 percent : 2 : Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, economist Henry Kaufman and movie director Martin Scorsese.
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New York, N.Y.

Total cost: $53,589
Change from previous year: +3.1 percent
Previous ranking: 2

Notable alumni: Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, economist Henry Kaufman and movie director Martin Scorsese.

1. Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, N.Y. : $56,420 : +3.7 percent : 1 : Journalist Barbara Walters, former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and television/film producer J. J. Abrams.

Bronxville, N.Y.

Total cost: $56,420
Change from previous year: +3.7 percent
Previous ranking: 1

Notable alumni: Journalist Barbara Walters, former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and television/film producer J. J. Abrams.