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Cheapest Colleges in America by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in America are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in America? Leading the colleges list is Dine College in Tsaile with an in state tuition of $660.

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 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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America's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$660
In State Tuition
1) Dine College
Arizona, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$910
In State Tuition
2) Bridgewater State University
Massachusetts, Public Not For Profit
38 61
$910
In State Tuition
3) Salem State University
Massachusetts, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$970
In State Tuition
4) Fitchburg State University
Massachusetts, Public Not For Profit
38 66
$970
In State Tuition
5) Framingham State University
Massachusetts, Public Not For Profit
43 61
$970
In State Tuition
6) Westfield State University
Massachusetts, Public Not For Profit
42 63
$970
In State Tuition
7) Worcester State University
Massachusetts, Public Not For Profit
49 72
$1,030
In State Tuition
8) Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Massachusetts, Public Not For Profit
49 72
$1,500
In State Tuition
9) Texas Southern University
Texas, Public Not For Profit
30 59
$1,632
In State Tuition
10) Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Massachusetts, Public Not For Profit
55 76
$1,750
In State Tuition
11) Gulf Coast State College
Florida, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$1,776
In State Tuition
12) Turtle Mountain Community College
North Dakota, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$1,872
In State Tuition
13) Santa Fe College
Florida, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$1,910
In State Tuition
14) College of Central Florida
Florida, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$1,944
In State Tuition
15) Broward College
Florida, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$1,983
In State Tuition
16) Miami Dade College
Florida, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$1,984
In State Tuition
17) Valencia College
Florida, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$2,016
In State Tuition
18) Oglala Lakota College
South Dakota, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$2,051
In State Tuition
19) Pensacola State College
Florida, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$2,067
In State Tuition
20) Saint Johns River State College
Florida, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a