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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 2017/2018 school year.

What is the cheapest college in America? Leading the colleges list is Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater with an in state tuition of $910.

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 Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$2,277
In State Tuition
21) Macon State College
Georgia, Public Not For Profit
37 100
$2,277
In State Tuition
22) Middle Georgia College
Georgia, Public Not For Profit
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$2,365
In State Tuition
23) Chipola College
Florida, Public Not For Profit
- -
$2,365
In State Tuition
24) State College of Florida Manatee Sarasota
Florida, Public Not For Profit
- -
$2,393
In State Tuition
25) Seminole State College of Florida
Florida, Public Not For Profit
- -
$2,400
In State Tuition
26) The University of Texas at Brownsville
Texas, Public Not For Profit
- -
$2,400
In State Tuition
27) South Texas College
Texas, Public Not For Profit
- -
$2,424
In State Tuition
28) Palm Beach State College
Florida, Public Not For Profit
- -
$2,428
In State Tuition
29) St Petersburg College
Florida, Public Not For Profit
- -
$2,436
In State Tuition
30) Edison State College
Florida, Public Not For Profit
- -
$2,483
In State Tuition
31) Polk State College
Florida, Public Not For Profit
- -
$2,496
In State Tuition
32) Indian River State College
Florida, Public Not For Profit
- -
$2,496
In State Tuition
33) Northwest Florida State College
Florida, Public Not For Profit
- -
$2,501
In State Tuition
34) Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Georgia, Public Not For Profit
28 76
$2,518
In State Tuition
35) Florida State College at Jacksonville
Florida, Public Not For Profit
- -
$2,522
In State Tuition
36) Florida Atlantic University
Florida, Public Not For Profit
52 74
$2,640
In State Tuition
37) Sinte Gleska University
South Dakota, Private Not For Profit
- -
$2,728
In State Tuition
38) Gordon College
Georgia, Public Not For Profit
29 64
$2,748
In State Tuition
39) Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Washington, Public Not For Profit
- -
$2,820
In State Tuition
40) Great Basin College
Nevada, Public Not For Profit
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