Cheapest Colleges in America by Out of State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in America for international students.

Keep in mind that affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 methodology for the list below is solely a ranking on published out of 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 net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in America are listed by one year's out of state tuition list price for the 2013/2014 school year.

What is the cheapest college in America? Leading our colleges list is Dine College in Tsaile with an out of state tuition of $720.

Academic Score is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Colleges which are "not ranked" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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America's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Tuition
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1 Dine College
Arizona, Public
$720
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2 Turtle Mountain Community College
North Dakota, Private
$1,776
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3 Broward College
Florida, Public
$1,810
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4 Oglala Lakota College
South Dakota, Public
$1,920
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5 Sinte Gleska University
South Dakota, Private
$2,640
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6 Southern University at New Orleans
Louisiana, Public
$3,161
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7 Grace College of Divinity
North Carolina, Private
$3,360
8 Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture
New Mexico, Public
$3,360
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9 Carolina Christian College
North Carolina, Private
$3,500
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10 Taft University System
California, Private
$3,508
11 Huntsville Bible College
Alabama, Private
$3,600
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12 Sitting Bull College
North Dakota, Public
$3,600
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13 Navajo Technical College
New Mexico, Public
$3,600
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14 Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Oklahoma, Public
$3,645
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15 Brigham Young University Idaho
Idaho, Private
$3,650
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16 Northwest Indian College
Washington, Public
$3,780
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17 Olympic College
Washington, Public
$4,002
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18 Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
Texas, Private
$4,200
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19 Louisiana State University Alexandria
Louisiana, Public
$4,200
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20 Brazosport College
Texas, Public
$4,200
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