Cheapest Colleges in Kansas by Out of State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university in Kansas but aren't a state resident, 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 Kansas 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 Kansas list for a ranking which considers school quality and net price.

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

What is the cheapest college in Kansas? Leading our colleges list is Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee with an out of state tuition of $6,480.

Another affordable option for Kansas students is to study at a community college for two years, then progress to a full four year college to earn your bachelors degree. A comprehensive list of Kansas community colleges can be found here with annual tuition that may be cheaper than four year colleges.

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.

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.

Kansas's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating $Value Request Info
1 Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Shawnee, Private
$6,480 n/a n/a Request InfoAd
2 Donnelly College
Kansas City, Private
$6,552 n/a n/a Request InfoAd
3 Cleveland Chiropractic College
Overland Park, Private
$8,460 n/a n/a Request InfoAd
4 University of Phoenix Wichita Campus
Wichita, Private
$9,480 n/a n/a
5 Barclay College
Haviland, Private
$11,000 n/a n/a Request InfoAd
6 Fort Hays State University
Hays, Public
$11,837 31 66 Request InfoAd
7 National American University Wichita
Wichita, Private
$11,880 n/a n/a
8 National American University Overland Park
Overland Park, Private
$11,880 n/a n/a
9 Washburn University
Topeka, Public
$12,840 25 51 Request InfoAd
10 Manhattan Christian College
Manhattan, Private
$13,152 n/a n/a Request InfoAd
11 Wichita State University
Wichita, Public
$13,656 34 76 Request InfoAd
12 Central Christian College of Kansas
McPherson, Private
$14,450 n/a n/a Request InfoAd
13 Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, Public
$14,590 37 72 Request InfoAd
14 Emporia State University
Emporia, Public
$16,142 47 77 Request InfoAd
15 The Art Institutes International Kansas City
Lenexa, Private
$17,568 n/a n/a
16 ITT Technical Institute Wichita
Wichita, Private
$17,748 n/a n/a
17 Kansas State University
Manhattan, Public
$20,775 n/a n/a Request InfoAd
18 Sterling College
Sterling, Private
$20,950 62 72 Request InfoAd
19 MidAmerica Nazarene University
Olathe, Private
$21,200 45 65 Request InfoAd
20 Tabor College
Hillsboro, Private
$22,000 41 52 Request InfoAd


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