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Cheapest Colleges in Kansas by In State Tuition

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 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 Kansas list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Kansas are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Kansas? Leading the colleges list is Fort Hays State University in Hays with an in state tuition of $3,789.

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 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Kansas's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$3,789
In State Tuition
1) Fort Hays State University
Hays, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$4,893
In State Tuition
2) Emporia State University
Emporia, Public Not For Profit
36 66
$5,396
In State Tuition
3) Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$6,385
In State Tuition
4) Wichita State University
Wichita, Public Not For Profit
38 74
$6,600
In State Tuition
5) Donnelly College
Kansas City, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$7,644
In State Tuition
6) Washburn University
Topeka, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$8,640
In State Tuition
7) Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Shawnee, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$9,012
In State Tuition
8) Kansas State University
Manhattan, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$9,480
In State Tuition
9) University of Phoenix Wichita Campus
Wichita, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,485
In State Tuition
10) University of Kansas
Lawrence, Public Not For Profit
53 66
$12,500
In State Tuition
11) Barclay College
Haviland, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$12,960
In State Tuition
12) National American University Overland Park
Overland Park, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$12,960
In State Tuition
13) National American University Wichita
Wichita, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,400
In State Tuition
14) Cleveland Chiropractic College
Overland Park, Private Not For Profit
17 100
$14,496
In State Tuition
15) Manhattan Christian College
Manhattan, Private Not For Profit
35 63
$15,444
In State Tuition
16) The Art Institutes International Kansas City
Lenexa, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,000
In State Tuition
17) Central Christian College of Kansas
McPherson, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,748
In State Tuition
18) ITT Technical Institute Wichita
Wichita, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$23,400
In State Tuition
19) Sterling College
Sterling, Private Not For Profit
58 72
$25,700
In State Tuition
20) Tabor College
Hillsboro, Private Not For Profit
60 63