Cheapest Colleges In The U.S.

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Below you will find a 2017 comprehensive list of the 100 cheapest colleges in the U.S. for undergraduate students. The list below was created based on a sort of U.S. schools based upon their reported out-of-state tuition + fees. Out-of-state tuition was used to allow the list to be most applicable to any potential students, regardless of their current state of residence.

School NameLocationTotal Cost, Out-of-stateTotal Cost, In-stateTypeAcceptance Rate
Brigham Young University-IdahoRexburg, ID $3,830 $3,830Private not-for-profit (religious affiliation)99.6%
Michigan Jewish InstituteW Bloomfield, MI $3,980 $3,980Private not-for-profit (religious affiliation)66.3%
Brigham Young University-HawaiiLaie, HI $5,100 $5,100Private not-for-profit (religious affiliation)35.6%
Brigham Young University-ProvoProvo, UT $5,150 $5,150Private not-for-profit (religious affiliation)48.0%
The University of Texas of the Permian BasinOdessa, TX $6,090 $5,250Public84.5%
Alcorn State UniversityAlcorn State, MS $6,386 $6,386Public80.6%
West Texas A & M UniversityCanyon, TX $7,829 $7,041Public66.9%
Bemidji State UniversityBemidji, MN $8,366 $8,366Public93.8%
Youngstown State UniversityYoungstown, OH $8,557 $8,317Public71.1%
Midwestern State UniversityWichita Falls, TX $9,955 $8,005Public76.0%
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural CollegeTifton, GA $10,060 $3,453Public77.3%
Gordon State CollegeBarnesville, GA $10,158 $3,551Public56.7%
Edinboro University of PennsylvaniaEdinboro, PA $10,176 $9,536Public95.7%
Missouri Southern State UniversityJoplin, MO $10,480 $5,523Public94.1%
College of Coastal GeorgiaBrunswick, GA $10,578 $3,971Public95.0%
Black Hills State UniversitySpearfish, SD $10,586 $8,004Public84.0%
Eastern New Mexico University-Main CampusPortales, NM $10,633 $4,858Public49.8%
Middle Georgia State UniversityMacon, GA $10,919 $3,890Public62.5%
South Dakota State UniversityBrookings, SD $11,053 $8,172Public91.7%
University of Arkansas-Fort SmithFort Smith, AR $11,302 $5,062Public55.8%
University of South DakotaVermillion, SD $11,338 $8,457Public73.5%
Arkansas Tech UniversityRussellville, AR $11,352 $6,192Public89.1%
Southern Arkansas University Main CampusMagnolia, AR $11,531 $7,961Public67.5%
Northwest Missouri State UniversityMaryville, MO $11,823 $6,767Public74.9%
SUNY College of Technology at DelhiDelhi, NY $12,225 $7,855Public54.3%
SUNY College of Technology at CantonCanton, NY $12,245 $7,855Public84.7%
University of Arkansas at Pine BluffPine Bluff, AR $12,268 $6,538Public46.2%
Moody Bible InstituteChicago, IL $12,284 $12,284Private not-for-profit (religious affiliation)68.3%
Southeast Missouri State UniversityCape Girardeau, MO $12,375 $6,990Public84.3%
Southwestern Oklahoma State UniversityWeatherford, OK $12,540 $6,090Public91.6%
University of North GeorgiaDahlonega, GA $12,796 $4,403Public96.1%
Northeastern State UniversityTahlequah, OK $12,897 $5,547Public92.8%
Cleveland State UniversityCleveland, OH $12,938 $9,696Public64.1%
University of Nebraska at KearneyKearney, NE $12,981 $6,711Public85.4%
Louisiana State University-AlexandriaAlexandria, LA $13,150 $6,158Public67.8%
Slippery Rock University of PennsylvaniaSlippery Rock, PA $13,175 $9,645Public68.4%
Rogers State UniversityClaremore, OK $13,299 $6,009Public81.8%
Eastern Illinois UniversityCharleston, IL $13,442 $11,312Public50.2%
Fort Hays State UniversityHays, KS $13,657 $4,654Public85.9%
Truman State UniversityKirksville, MO $13,680 $7,456Public79.0%
University of Central MissouriWarrensburg, MO $13,767 $7,322Public79.5%
CUNY New York City College of TechnologyBrooklyn, NY $13,779 $6,669Public73.7%
CUNY Medgar Evers CollegeBrooklyn, NY $13,790 $6,680Public99.2%
CUNY City CollegeNew York, NY $13,799 $6,689Public43.0%
University of Central ArkansasConway, AR $13,806 $7,889Public92.2%
CUNY York CollegeJamaica, NY $13,858 $6,748Public40.5%
University of North AlabamaFlorence, AL $13,870 $7,774Public58.0%
CUNY Lehman CollegeBronx, NY $13,870 $6,760Public30.0%
CUNY Hunter CollegeNew York, NY $13,892 $6,782Public38.7%
CUNY Bernard M Baruch CollegeNew York, NY $13,920 $6,810Public32.4%
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal JusticeNew York, NY $13,920 $6,810Public36.6%
Central State UniversityWilberforce, OH $13,928 $6,246Public39.5%
Missouri State University-SpringfieldSpringfield, MO $13,930 $7,060Public85.9%
CUNY Brooklyn CollegeBrooklyn, NY $13,948 $6,838Public37.3%
Fairmont State UniversityFairmont, WV $13,970 $6,620Public64.8%
College of Staten Island CUNYStaten Island, NY $14,000 $6,890Public97.6%
CUNY Queens CollegeQueens, NY $14,048 $6,938Public40.4%
Arkansas State University-Main CampusJonesboro, AR $14,050 $8,050Public70.2%
California University of PennsylvaniaCalifornia, PA $14,069 $9,936Public84.9%
Monroe CollegeBronx, NY $14,148 $14,148Private for-profit45.3%
East Central UniversityAda, OK $14,182 $5,874Public46.0%
Fashion Institute of TechnologyNew York, NY $14,230 $5,230Public41.0%
University of South AlabamaMobile, AL $14,364 $7,332Public78.2%
SUNY College of Technology at AlfredAlfred, NY $14,617 $8,057Public56.8%
Clarion University of PennsylvaniaClarion, PA $14,660 $10,190Public96.1%
Jacksonville State UniversityJacksonville, AL $14,700 $7,500Public66.6%
Henderson State UniversityArkadelphia, AR $14,700 $8,100Public63.3%
Winona State UniversityWinona, MN $14,744 $9,047Public62.5%
ECPI UniversityVirginia Beach, VA $14,755 $14,755Private for-profit84.4%
Framingham State UniversityFramingham, MA $14,780 $8,700Public70.8%
Troy UniversityTroy, AL $14,812 $7,924Public91.9%
Westfield State UniversityWestfield, MA $14,895 $8,815Public79.6%
Bob Jones UniversityGreenville, SC $14,900 $14,900Private for-profit82.0%
Worcester State UniversityWorcester, MA $14,937 $8,857Public68.6%
University of Central OklahomaEdmond, OK $14,972 $6,096Public69.9%
Lee UniversityCleveland, TN $15,000 $15,000Private not-for-profit (religious affiliation)85.5%
Northern Michigan UniversityMarquette, MI $15,020 $9,620Public69.9%
Bridgewater State UniversityBridgewater, MA $15,043 $8,903Public80.7%
University of Wisconsin-OshkoshOshkosh, WI $15,060 $7,487Public81.5%
University of Houston-DowntownHouston, TX $15,140 $5,780Public77.6%
Minnesota State University MoorheadMoorhead, MN $15,232 $8,096Public77.3%
University of Wisconsin-ParksideKenosha, WI $15,330 $7,341Public81.6%
University of Wisconsin-PlattevillePlatteville, WI $15,338 $7,488Public94.3%
University of Wisconsin-Green BayGreen Bay, WI $15,397 $7,824Public84.7%
Salem State UniversitySalem, MA $15,508 $9,246Public74.9%
University of Wisconsin-River FallsRiver Falls, WI $15,510 $7,937Public89.8%
Purdue University-Calumet CampusHammond, IN $15,516 $6,868Public64.6%
Winston-Salem State UniversityWinston-Salem, NC $15,523 $5,707Public58.5%
Arizona State University-SkysongScottsdale, AZ $15,529 $8,565Public56.3%
Texas A & M University-CommerceCommerce, TX $15,562 $6,202Public47.4%
Minnesota State University-MankatoMankato, MN $15,580 $7,836Public66.6%
Clayton State UniversityMorrow, GA $15,596 $5,340Public38.6%
Marshall UniversityHuntington, WV $15,602 $6,814Public87.9%
Armstrong State UniversitySavannah, GA $15,616 $5,360Public73.9%
University of WyomingLaramie, WY $15,632 $4,892Public95.7%
Alabama State UniversityMontgomery, AL $15,656 $8,723Public46.4%
University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterWhitewater, WI $15,710 $7,637Public80.5%
Bethel UniversityMcKenzie, TN $15,714 $15,714Private not-for-profit (religious affiliation)84.0%
Saint Cloud State UniversitySaint Cloud, MN $15,732 $7,814Public86.2%
Wichita State UniversityWichita, KS $15,851 $7,528Public94.7%

Source:
Data comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS Data Center. March 9, 2017.

Methodology:
Degrees Offered: Associate’s Optional, Bachelor’s Required
Enrolled: Greater than 500
Sort: Ascending total cost (tuition + fees, 2015-2016)