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Most expensive colleges

The cost of a college education has risen steadily over the past decade. Here is a list of the priciest four-year colleges and universities this year, based on the latest report by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

1 of 11
1. Sarah Lawrence College
1. Sarah Lawrence College
School President Karen Lawrence teaches a seminar called "Who's Afraid of James Joyce?"
Bronxville, N.Y.

Total cost (2009-2010): $55,788

Total cost (2008-2009): $54,066

Increase: 3.2%

NEXT: 2. Georgetown University
Last updated November 03 2009: 3:52 PM ET
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Correction: An earlier version of this story included Parsons The New School for Design, which submitted incorrect data to the College Board. As a result, rankings changed; Bates College and Vassar College were added to the list as a tie for the No. 10 spot.

Note: Total cost includes tuition, fees, room and board. Data collected by the College Board.

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