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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
$2,850
In State Tuition
41) College of Southern Nevada
Nevada, Public Not-For-Profit
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$2,850
In State Tuition
42) Western Nevada College
Nevada, Public Not-For-Profit
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$2,856
In State Tuition
43) Elizabeth City State University
North Carolina, Public Not-For-Profit
38 93
$2,970
In State Tuition
44) Brazosport College
Texas, Public Not-For-Profit
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$2,982
In State Tuition
45) Fayetteville State University
North Carolina, Public Not-For-Profit
31 78
$3,024
In State Tuition
46) University of Hawaii Maui College
Hawaii, Public Not-For-Profit
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$3,032
In State Tuition
47) Bismarck State College
North Dakota, Public Not-For-Profit
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$3,055
In State Tuition
48) Oklahoma State University Oklahoma City
Oklahoma, Public Not-For-Profit
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$3,071
In State Tuition
49) Daytona State College
Florida, Public Not-For-Profit
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$3,126
In State Tuition
50) College of Coastal Georgia
Georgia, Public Not-For-Profit
7 -
$3,126
In State Tuition
51) Dalton State College
Georgia, Public Not-For-Profit
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$3,152
In State Tuition
52) Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Florida, Public Not-For-Profit
55 78
$3,260
In State Tuition
53) Northern New Mexico College
New Mexico, Public Not-For-Profit
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$3,292
In State Tuition
54) Taft University System
California, Private For-Profit
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$3,401
In State Tuition
55) Winston Salem State University
North Carolina, Public Not-For-Profit
31 75
$3,420
In State Tuition
56) Navajo Technical College
New Mexico, Public Not-For-Profit
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$3,468
In State Tuition
57) Bellevue College
Washington, Public Not-For-Profit
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$3,468
In State Tuition
58) Olympic College
Washington, Public Not-For-Profit
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$3,468
In State Tuition
59) Seattle Community College Central Campus
Washington, Public Not-For-Profit
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$3,510
In State Tuition
60) Midland College
Texas, Public Not-For-Profit
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