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Cheapest Colleges in America by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in America list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our America tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in America are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2017/2018 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in America? Leading the colleges list is Dine College in Tsaile with an in state total cost of $7,050.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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America's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$7,050
In State Total Cost
1) Dine College
Arizona, Public Not For Profit
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$8,160
In State Total Cost
2) Western International University
Arizona, Private For Profit
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$8,480
In State Total Cost
3) Chipola College
Florida, Public Not For Profit
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$8,752
In State Total Cost
4) West Virginia University at Parkersburg
West Virginia, Public Not For Profit
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$8,808
In State Total Cost
5) Northcentral University
Arizona, Private For Profit
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$8,935
In State Total Cost
6) University of Western States
Oregon, Private Not For Profit
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$8,965
In State Total Cost
7) Southeastern Baptist College
Mississippi, Private Not For Profit
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$9,024
In State Total Cost
8) Turtle Mountain Community College
North Dakota, Private Not For Profit
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$9,400
In State Total Cost
9) Allegheny Wesleyan College
Ohio, Private Not For Profit
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$9,410
In State Total Cost
10) Brigham Young University Idaho
Idaho, Private Not For Profit
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$9,444
In State Total Cost
11) College of Central Florida
Florida, Public Not For Profit
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$9,464
In State Total Cost
12) Indian River State College
Florida, Public Not For Profit
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$9,859
In State Total Cost
13) University of Phoenix Northwest Indiana Campus
Indiana, Private For Profit
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$9,911
In State Total Cost
14) Michigan Jewish Institute
Michigan, Private Not For Profit
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$9,922
In State Total Cost
15) Broward College
Florida, Public Not For Profit
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$10,000
In State Total Cost
16) Talmudical Institute of Upstate New York
New York, Private Not For Profit
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$10,184
In State Total Cost
17) Oglala Lakota College
South Dakota, Public Not For Profit
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$10,309
In State Total Cost
18) Daytona State College
Florida, Public Not For Profit
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$10,328
In State Total Cost
19) W L Bonner College
South Carolina, Private Not For Profit
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$10,381
In State Total Cost
20) Christian Life College
Illinois, Private Not For Profit
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