Cheapest Colleges in Indiana by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Indiana these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. 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 total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Indiana list for a ranking which considers school quality and net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Indiana tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Indiana are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2013/2014 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Indiana? Leading our colleges list is University of Phoenix Northwest Indiana Campus in Merrillville with an in state total cost of $9,859.

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.

Indiana's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating $Value
1 University of Phoenix Northwest Indiana Campus
Merrillville, Private
$9,859 n/a n/a
2 Vincennes University
Vincennes, Public
$14,645 n/a n/a
3 Indiana University Kokomo
Kokomo, Public
$14,875 24 65
4 Indiana University East
Richmond, Public
$14,943 39 79
5 Indiana University Northwest
Gary, Public
$15,043 33 63
6 University of Southern Indiana
Evansville, Public
$15,518 34 66
7 Purdue University Calumet Campus
Hammond, Public
$16,109 42 80
8 Harrison College Anderson
Anderson, Private
$16,485 n/a n/a
9 Harrison College Columbus
Columbus, Private
$16,485 n/a n/a
10 Harrison College Muncie
Muncie, Private
$16,485 n/a n/a
11 Harrison College Terre Haute
Terre Haute, Private
$16,485 n/a n/a
12 Indiana University South Bend
South Bend, Public
$16,594 26 64
13 University of Phoenix Indianapolis Campus
Indianapolis, Private
$17,058 n/a n/a
14 Purdue University North Central Campus
Westville, Public
$17,092 26 68
15 Indiana University Southeast
New Albany, Public
$17,108 23 57
16 Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, Public
$17,655 26 49
17 Brown Mackie College Merrillville
Merrillville, Private
$18,325 n/a n/a
18 Brown Mackie College Michigan City
Michigan City, Private
$18,325 n/a n/a
19 Brown Mackie College South Bend
South Bend, Private
$18,325 n/a n/a
20 Brown Mackie College Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, Private
$18,325 n/a n/a


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