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Select a U.S. state below to explore the local CollegeCalc college cost directories.

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Are you interested in applying to college yet concerned how much it costs or questioning if you can afford to attend? We encourage you to use our price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if the school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study. Higher education affordability entails consideration of much more than the "list price". Even after you've exhausted all financial aid and scholarship opportunities, you will more than likely still be left with a sizable student loan to pay off post graduation. Understanding how large these payments may be and comparing then with your earning potential is an important consideration.

CollegeCalc is a comprehensive guide to the cost of tuition for 4,000+ U.S. colleges and universities. Select from the list of states below to research cost and tuition for any US college. Additionally you may browse U.S. region specific directories for colleges and universities in the Eastern, Southern, Midwestern and Western United States.

The Most Expensive and Cheapest States to Attend College

The table below ranks US states (plus Washington DC) from the most expensive to cheapest based on average annual college tuition. Additionally, year-over-year percent change for each state is presented to indicate how fast the price of a college education is currently rising in each state.

RankStateAverage Tuition2015 to 2016 Change
1Rhode Island$28,7959%
2District Of Columbia$27,26715.8%
3Vermont$26,72610.1%
4Massachusetts$24,2489.8%
5Pennsylvania$20,5278.9%
6Iowa$17,6869.6%
7New Hampshire$17,6755.4%
8New York$17,6069.3%
9Connecticut$17,6066.3%
10Illinois$16,9929.6%
11Indiana$16,7036.4%
12Maine$16,6049.2%
13New Jersey$15,3559%
14Oregon$15,2099%
15Minnesota$15,0853.7%
16Virginia$14,9427.6%
17Wisconsin$14,9327%
18Maryland$14,8848.4%
19Tennessee$14,8336.8%
20Ohio$14,8043.5%
21Kentucky$13,8236.1%
22California$13,8036%
23Florida$13,6344.5%
24Michigan$13,5688.9%
25Missouri$13,4625.1%
26Nebraska$13,2909.9%
RankStateAverage Tuition2015 to 2016 Change
27South Carolina$12,7984.4%
28Utah$12,4342.9%
29Washington$12,3405.9%
30Delaware$11,9596.6%
31Colorado$11,8584.3%
32Idaho$10,9497%
33Kansas$10,93510.1%
34Nevada$10,7471.8%
35Texas$10,7285.4%
36North Carolina$10,6736.8%
37Arizona$10,4511%
38West Virginia$10,25211%
39Georgia$10,0557.4%
40Oklahoma$9,7999.7%
41South Dakota$9,7148.4%
42Louisiana$9,6659.5%
43Alabama$9,6553.7%
44Hawaii$8,70412.5%
45Alaska$8,592-11.6%
46Arkansas$8,2507.3%
47Mississippi$7,8503.1%
48New Mexico$7,0939.8%
49Montana$6,3028.4%
50North Dakota$6,0602.8%
51Wyoming$4,3966%

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