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.

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 list below is 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.

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 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.

America's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating $Value
1 Dine College
Arizona, Public
$720 n/a n/a
2 Turtle Mountain Community College
North Dakota, Private
$1,776 n/a n/a
3 Broward College
Florida, Public
$1,810 n/a n/a
4 Oglala Lakota College
South Dakota, Public
$1,920 n/a n/a
5 Sinte Gleska University
South Dakota, Private
$2,640 n/a n/a
6 Southern University at New Orleans
Louisiana, Public
$3,161 37 70
7 Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture
New Mexico, Public
$3,360 n/a n/a
8 Grace College of Divinity
North Carolina, Private
$3,360 n/a n/a
9 Carolina Christian College
North Carolina, Private
$3,500 n/a n/a
10 Taft University System
California, Private
$3,508 n/a n/a
11 Navajo Technical College
New Mexico, Public
$3,600 n/a n/a
12 Sitting Bull College
North Dakota, Public
$3,600 n/a n/a
13 Huntsville Bible College
Alabama, Private
$3,600 n/a n/a
14 Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Oklahoma, Public
$3,645 29 79
15 Brigham Young University Idaho
Idaho, Private
$3,650 38 76
16 Northwest Indian College
Washington, Public
$3,780 n/a n/a
17 Olympic College
Washington, Public
$4,002 n/a n/a
18 Louisiana State University Alexandria
Louisiana, Public
$4,200 33 78
19 Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
Texas, Private
$4,200 n/a n/a
20 Brazosport College
Texas, Public
$4,200 n/a n/a


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