Top 10 Most Expensive Colleges in America

CBS MoneyWatch

During the 2012-13 school year, 149 colleges and universities in the U.S. charged at least $50,000 per year for tuition, fees, and room and board, according to the latest edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Almanac of Higher Education." That represents an additional 26 schools to cross that mark compared with the previous year.

In a sign of the soaring costs of higher education, one school became the first college in the nation to top $60,000. Following are the 10 priciest schools in the U.S.

10. University of Chicago
The University of Chicago cost $57,711 in tuition, fees and room/board in 2012-13, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Almanac of Higher Education," the latest edition of which was released this week.

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9. Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore cost $57,820 during the 2012-13 school year.

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8. New School Parsons School of Design
The New School Parsons School of Design in New York City cost $57,910 for tuition and room/board in 2012-13.

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7. Dartmouth College
Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., cost $57,996 for tuition and room/board in 2012-13, according to the latest edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Almanac of Higher Education."

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6. Claremont McKenna College
Claremont McKenna College, a liberal arts college in Claremont, Calif., cost $58,065 for tuition and room/board in 2012-13, according to the latest edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Almanac of Higher Education."

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5. Wesleyan University
Wesleyan University, a liberal arts college in Middletown, Conn., cost $58,502.

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4. Columbia University
Columbia University in New York City, one of the Ivy League schools, cost $58,742 for tuition and room/board in 2012-13.

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3. Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College, a hybrid liberal arts and engineering school in Claremont, Calif., cost $58,913 for tuition and room/board in 2012-13.

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2. New York University
New York University in New York City, which typically makes the list of the most expensive universities, cost $59,337 for tuition and room/board in 2012-13.

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1. Sarah Lawrence College
Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y., again ranks as the most expensive college in America, costing $61,236 for tuition and room/board in 2012-13, according to the latest edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Almanac of Higher Education."

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