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Cheapest Colleges in Kansas by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Kansas 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 Kansas list for a ranking which considers school quality and average 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 Kansas tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Kansas are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2017/2018 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 Kansas? Leading the colleges list is Fort Hays State University in Hays with an in state total cost of $13,983.

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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Kansas's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$13,983
In State Total Cost
1) Fort Hays State University
Hays, Public Not For Profit
- -
$15,800
In State Total Cost
2) Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, Public Not For Profit
33 64
$16,029
In State Total Cost
3) Emporia State University
Emporia, Public Not For Profit
35 65
$16,400
In State Total Cost
4) University of Phoenix Wichita Campus
Wichita, Private For Profit
- -
$16,868
In State Total Cost
5) Washburn University
Topeka, Public Not For Profit
- -
$17,550
In State Total Cost
6) Donnelly College
Kansas City, Private Not For Profit
- -
$19,432
In State Total Cost
7) Wichita State University
Wichita, Public Not For Profit
43 77
$20,431
In State Total Cost
8) Kansas State University
Manhattan, Public Not For Profit
- -
$22,180
In State Total Cost
9) University of Kansas
Lawrence, Public Not For Profit
55 67
$23,532
In State Total Cost
10) National American University Overland Park
Overland Park, Private For Profit
- -
$23,532
In State Total Cost
11) National American University Wichita
Wichita, Private For Profit
- -
$23,669
In State Total Cost
12) Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Shawnee, Private Not For Profit
- -
$25,460
In State Total Cost
13) Central Christian College of Kansas
McPherson, Private Not For Profit
40 66
$26,196
In State Total Cost
14) Manhattan Christian College
Manhattan, Private Not For Profit
49 74
$27,820
In State Total Cost
15) Barclay College
Haviland, Private Not For Profit
- -
$31,078
In State Total Cost
16) Cleveland Chiropractic College
Overland Park, Private Not For Profit
- -
$34,515
In State Total Cost
17) Sterling College
Sterling, Private Not For Profit
54 69
$36,805
In State Total Cost
18) Friends University
Wichita, Private Not For Profit
43 54
$37,270
In State Total Cost
19) Southwestern College
Winfield, Private Not For Profit
31 27
$37,555
In State Total Cost
20) McPherson College
McPherson, Private Not For Profit
54 63