8. Drexel University
Total Cost: $57,975
Room & Board: $14,175
Drexel University is a Philadelphia research institution that offers a combination of traditional classroom time and off-campus work it calls cooperative education. According to Drexel's website, co-op students can choose from over 1,200 employers internationally, such as GlaxoSmithKline, Microsoft and Lockheed Martin.
The cost of a year at Drexel depends on the type of co-op education the student chooses. Campus Grotto uses the university’s figures for a four-year course of study with one or no co-op options as the basis for its total cost of $57,975.