It's graduation time and high school seniors and juniors are looking at and finalizing their decisions for college and the costs are of major concern.  

College Board recently put out it's list of the nation's most expensive colleges and New York Schools were prominently a part of the list. Columbia University was the most expensive college to attend in 2017-18.  In fact, 17 of New York's college tuitions are among the highest in the country, with annual tuition at $50,000 or higher.  Locally, Colgate and Hamilton College are a part of the $50K club.

Last year, Utica College announced it was cutting their tuition to $20,000 and that move drew national attention from the media.

New York State schools continue to be an affordable option for New York residents.  Many SUNY and CUNY schools offer discounted tuition for in-state residents.

Here's a list from College Board that lists tuition for New York schools from most to least expensive.

Columbia University
New York, NY
$57,208

Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY
$55,210

Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY
$54,010

Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
$53,980

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY
$53,525

Union College
Schenectady, NY
$53,490

St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY
$52,990

Bard College
Annandale on Hudson, NY
$52,906

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
$52,853

Hamilton College
Clinton, NY
$52,770

Barnard College
New York, NY
$52,662

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY
$52,446

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY
$52,305

University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
$52,020

Fordham University
New York, NY
$50,601

New York University
New York, NY
$50,464

Pratt Institute
Brooklyn, NY
$50,038

Webb Institute
Glen Cove, NY
$48,775

Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY
$47,950

The New School
New York, NY
$47,330

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
$46,755

Wagner College
Staten Island, NY
$45,380

Manhattan School of Music 1
New York, NY
Unranked in Arts Schools
$44,600

Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY
$44,134

Pace University
New York, NY
$44,036

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
$43,960

Cooper Union
New York, NY
$43,850

Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY
$42,884

Yeshiva University
New York, NY
$42,000

Elmira College
Elmira, NY
$41,900

Juilliard School
New York, NY
$41,410

St. John's University
Queens, NY
$40,790

Manhattan College
Riverdale, NY
$40,345

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
$40,068

Wells College 1
Aurora, NY
$39,600

School of Visual Arts
New York, NY
$38,000

Manhattanville College
Purchase, NY
$37,910

Iona College
New Rochelle, NY
$37,682

Adelphi University
Garden City, NY
$37,170

LIU Post
Brookville, NY
$36,978

Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY
$36,780

College of New Rochelle
New Rochelle, NY
$36,618

College of Mount St. Vincent
Bronx, NY
$36,540

Canisius College
Buffalo, NY
$36,454

New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, NY
$35,870

Siena College
Loudonville, NY
$35,735

The King's College
New York, NY
$35,400

Le Moyne College
Syracuse, NY
$33,905

Cazenovia College
Cazenovia, NY
$33,656

St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY
$33,301

St. John Fisher College
Rochester, NY
$33,120

Nazareth College
Rochester, NY
$32,424

Alfred University
Alfred, NY
$32,264

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albany, NY
$31,981

Marymount Manhattan College
New York, NY
$31,950

Niagara University
Niagara University, NY
$31,950

College of Saint Rose
Albany, NY
$31,654

Culinary Institute of America
Hyde Park, NY
$31,616

Concordia College
Bronxville, NY
$31,600

Houghton College
Houghton, NY
$31,540

The Sage Colleges
Troy, NY
$31,164

Keuka College
Keuka Park, NY
$31,071

St. Thomas Aquinas College
Sparkill, NY
$30,750

Roberts Wesleyan College
Rochester, NY
$30,686

Molloy College
Rockville Centre, NY
$30,310

Mount St. Mary College
Newburgh, NY
$29,920

Dominican College
Orangeburg, NY
$28,448

Daemen College
Amherst, NY
$27,990

Paul Smith's College
Paul Smiths, NY
$27,621

Medaille College 1
Buffalo, NY
$27,276

St. Joseph's College New York
Brooklyn, NY
$26,560

LIM College
New York, NY
$26,395

Stony Brook University--SUNY
Stony Brook, NY
$26,297 (out-of-state), $9,257 (in-state)

University at Buffalo--SUNY
Buffalo, NY
$26,270 (out-of-state), $9,770 (in-state)

St. Francis College
Brooklyn Heights, NY
$26,188

D'Youville College
Buffalo, NY
$25,710

Nyack College
Nyack, NY
$25,350

Berkeley College
New York, NY
$25,300

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
Flushing, NY
$24,777

Binghamton University--SUNY
Binghamton, NY
$24,403 (out-of-state), $9,523 (in-state)

University at Albany--SUNY
Albany, NY
$24,358 (out-of-state), $9,278 (in-state)

Hilbert College 1
Hamburg, NY
$21,300

Villa Maria College 1
Buffalo, NY
$21,080

The College of Westchester 1
White Plains, NY
$21,015

Utica College
Utica, NY
$20,676

Touro College
New York, NY
$19,870

Five Towns College
Dix Hills, NY
$19,590

Metropolitan College of New York
New York, NY
$19,180

Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry, NY
$18,714

Purchase College--SUNY
Purchase, NY
$18,148 (out-of-state), $8,298 (in-state)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Syracuse, NY
$18,090 (out-of-state), $8,240 (in-state)

SUNY--Geneseo
Geneseo, NY
$18,058 (out-of-state), $8,408 (in-state)

CUNY--Baruch College
New York, NY
$18,021 (out-of-state), $7,551 (in-state)

SUNY College of Technology--Delhi
Delhi, NY
$17,990 (out-of-state), $8,340 (in-state)

CUNY--College of Staten Island
Staten Island, NY
$17,959 (out-of-state), $7,089 (in-state)

SUNY College--Cortland
Cortland, NY
$17,950 (out-of-state), $8,100 (in-state)

CUNY--John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York, NY
$17,940 (out-of-state), $7,070 (in-state)

SUNY--Fredonia
Fredonia, NY
$17,939 (out-of-state), $8,089 (in-state)

SUNY College of Technology--Canton
Canton, NY
$17,850 (out-of-state), $8,200 (in-state)

SUNY--Oswego
Oswego, NY
$17,841 (out-of-state), $8,191 (in-state)

SUNY College--Potsdam
Potsdam, NY
$17,834 (out-of-state), $7,984 (in-state)

SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology--Cobleskill
Cobleskill, NY
$17,812 (out-of-state), $7,962 (in-state)

SUNY--Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh, NY
$17,800 (out-of-state), $7,950 (in-state)

SUNY College--Oneonta
Oneonta, NY
$17,786 (out-of-state), $7,936 (in-state)

College at Brockport--SUNY
Brockport, NY
$17,778 (out-of-state), $7,928 (in-state)

SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Utica, NY
$17,760 (out-of-state), $7,910 (in-state)

Farmingdale State College--SUNY
Farmingdale, NY
$17,726 (out-of-state), $8,076 (in-state)

SUNY Maritime College
Throggs Neck, NY
$17,724 (out-of-state), $7,874 (in-state)

SUNY--New Paltz
New Paltz, NY
$17,683 (out-of-state), $7,833 (in-state)

SUNY Buffalo State
Buffalo, NY
$17,551 (out-of-state), $8,001 (in-state)

SUNY College--Old Westbury
Old Westbury, NY
$17,533 (out-of-state), $7,683 (in-state)

CUNY--Queens College
Queens, NY
$17,408 (out-of-state), $6,938 (in-state)

CUNY--Brooklyn College
Brooklyn, NY
$17,310 (out-of-state), $6,840 (in-state)

CUNY--Hunter College
New York, NY
$17,250 (out-of-state), $6,780 (in-state)

CUNY--York College
Jamaica, NY
$17,218 (out-of-state), $6,748 (in-state)

SUNY Empire State College
Saratoga Springs, NY
$16,835 (out-of-state), $6,985 (in-state)

Monroe College
Bronx, NY
$14,896

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, NY
$14,863 (out-of-state), $5,483 (in-state)

CUNY--Medgar Evers College
Brooklyn, NY
$13,866 (out-of-state), $6,756 (in-state)

CUNY--City College
New York, NY
$13,799 (out-of-state), $6,689 (in-state)

CUNY--New York City College of Technology
Brooklyn, NY
$13,779 (out-of-state), $6,669 (in-state)

Morrisville State College
Morrisville, NY
$13,340 (out-of-state), $8,270 (in-state)

CUNY--Lehman College
Bronx, NY
$13,040 (out-of-state), $6,230 (in-state)

Plaza College 1
Forest Hills, NY
$12,450

SUNY College of Technology--Alfred
Alfred, NY
$11,345 (out-of-state), $8,075 (in-state)

Boricua College
New York, NY
$10,625