The Lehigh Board of Trustees recently met and approved tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year. The undergraduate tuition will be $61,180, an increase of 3.75%, and the total cost of undergraduate attendance, including tuition, typical room and board charges and fees, will be approximately $78,650. This is the third consecutive year that Lehigh’s tuition increase has been well below the national rate of inflation.
Last fiscal year, tuition and associated fees supported approximately 56% of Lehigh’s operations, including enhancements made to classrooms, academic programs, technology, co-curricular activities and other critical elements of the student experience; the remaining operating expenses were funded through, grants and contracts, gifts and endowment distributions, which also help to fund scholarships and financial aid.
The university is committed to providing financial assistance to students in need. For families applying for financial aid or whose circumstances have recently changed, resources are available on the Office of Financial Aid website.
“A university education is a significant investment. Students and families place their trust in Lehigh to provide an outstanding education that prepares them not just for their first job, but for a lifetime of success,” said Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Nathan Urban. “Our faculty and staff are committed to making a Lehigh education a transformative living and learning experience for our students.”
Vice President for Finance and Administration Michael J. Todd said: “As the university embarks on implementing a new strategic plan in the months and years ahead, our focus remains on ensuring Lehigh provides a distinctive, nationally- and globally-acclaimed educational experience and an excellent return on investment for our students, who can be proud of their path and are positioned for success in their futures.”
Lehigh is ranked in the top tier of national research universities annually and earns especially high marks in the areas of outcomes and return on investment. Notably, 95% of the Class of 2022 were employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service within six months of graduation, with an average starting salary of $75,000. Lehigh ranks No. 21 for 20-Year Net Present Value on the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) 2022 rankings of 4,500 colleges by ROI.