06/14/2011 08:23 am ET | Updated Aug 13, 2011

The MOST Expensive Private Colleges

Although it overall nabbed 41st place in a ranking of liberal arts schools, Connecticut College tops the list of the most expensive colleges in the nation, according to a new study by US News and World Report.

7 of the colleges listed are liberal arts colleges, and two are national universities. One is a regional college.

US News has more on just how expensive these private colleges are:

The average combined total for tuition and required fees in the 2010-11 school year was $42,604 among the 10 most expensive private schools, compared to an average of $26,079 among the 817 private schools that reported the data to U.S. News.

Check out our slide show of the most expensive private colleges and then tell us, are these schools worth it?