Prescott College

Private, Four-years School Located in Prescott, AZ

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How much is the PC tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, PC's tuition & fees is $35,450 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $47,697 when a student lives on-campus.

PC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$35,450
Books & Supplies Costs$804
On-campus Room & Board$9,520
On-campus Expenses$1,923
Off-campus Room & Board$9,198
Off-campus Expenses$1,923
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$36,278

How Much Does it Cost to Go to PC for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $150,275 at PC. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $196,047. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $125,962.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$36,278$47,721$30,802
Sophomore (2024-25)$37,125$48,568$31,254
Junior (2025-26)$37,992$49,435$31,717
Senior (2026-27)$38,879$50,322$32,190
4 Years Total$150,275$196,047$125,962
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$37,125$48,568$31,254
Sophomore (2025-26)$37,992$49,435$31,717
Junior (2026-27)$38,879$50,322$32,190
Senior (2027-28)$39,787$51,230$32,675
4 Years Total$153,784$199,556$127,835
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$37,992$49,435$31,717
Sophomore (2026-27)$38,879$50,322$32,190
Junior (2027-28)$39,787$51,230$32,675
Senior (2028-29)$40,717$52,160$33,170
4 Years Total$157,375$203,147$129,751
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$38,879$50,322$32,190
Sophomore (2027-28)$39,787$51,230$32,675
Junior (2028-29)$40,717$52,160$33,170
Senior (2029-30)$41,667$53,110$33,678
4 Years Total$161,051$206,823$131,713
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$39,787$51,230$32,675
Sophomore (2028-29)$40,717$52,160$33,170
Junior (2029-30)$41,667$53,110$33,678
Senior (2030-31)$42,641$54,084$34,197
4 Years Total$164,812$210,584$133,720

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, PC' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Arizona, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $18,947.
Prescott College$35,450
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Arizona Four-years Colleges$17,588
Public Schools$5,603$13,656
Private Schools$18,947

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between PC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Prescott CollegePrescott, AZ$35,450$17,319
William Woods UniversityFulton, MO$27,480$13,992
Simpson UniversityRedding, CA$37,480$11,310
Wayland Baptist UniversityPlainview, TX$22,368$15,538
Rensselaer at HartfordHartford, CT--
Dominican University of CaliforniaSan Rafael, CA$49,426$16,845
Vermont College of Fine ArtsMontpelier, VT$25,932$27,752
University of CharlestonCharleston, WV$21,500$16,900
Brenau UniversityGainesville, GA$32,685$14,481
North Greenville UniversityTigerville, SC$23,590$12,600
Husson UniversityBangor, ME$21,090$18,160

Financial Aid and COA

At Prescott College, 358 students (92%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $16,533.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at PC is $31,164 for students living on-campus and $30,842 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 36 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $20,149 and the average amount of student loans is $7,347.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$47,697
COA (off-campus)$47,375
Tuition & Fees$35,450
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$12,247
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$11,925
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$31,164
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$30,842
Average Financial Aid$16,533
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship35892%$16,533
Pell Grants17545%$4,890
Federal Student Loan26067%$7,884
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid36100%-
Grants or Scholarships36100%$20,149
Federal Grants1542%$7,015
Pell Grants1542%$5,119
Other Federal Grants1028%$2,844
State/Local Grants0--
Institutional Grants36100%$17,226
Student Loan Aid2467%$7,347
Federal Student Loans2467%$5,711
Other Student Loans411%$9,813

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

PC's acceptance rate is 99.32%. A total of 147 applicants applied to and 146 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 37 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 25.34%.
To apply to PC, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Acceptance Rate99.32%100.00%99.06%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)25.34%26.83%24.76%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Prescott College has a total of 969 students including 313 undergraduate and 656 graduate students. By gender, there are 252 male students and 795 female students attending PC. The school offers online degree programs and 781 students enrolled online exclusively (80.60% of all students).
Total1,047 252795
Undergraduate388 132256
Graduate659 120539

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address220 Grove Ave, Prescott, AZ
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered53 Programs
Online Program Offered43 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered23 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate98.38%
Student Population969
Graduation Rate55%
Transfer-out Rate21%
Retention Rate53% (Full-time), 100% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate9 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties50 (Full-time), 164 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs135 (Full-time), 180 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$45,634
Average Staff Salary$59,385