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.
Academic Score is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectivness. An average score is 50. College which are "not ranked" 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.
|College||Out of State Tuition||Academic Score||Request Info|
|1||Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Kansas City, Private
|3||Cleveland Chiropractic College
Overland Park, Private
|4||University of Phoenix Wichita Campus
|6||Fort Hays State University
|7||National American University Wichita
|8||National American University Overland Park
Overland Park, Private
|10||Manhattan Christian College
|11||Wichita State University
|12||Central Christian College of Kansas
|13||Pittsburg State University
|14||Emporia State University
|15||The Art Institutes International Kansas City
|16||ITT Technical Institute Wichita
|17||Kansas State University
|19||MidAmerica Nazarene University
|22||University of Saint Mary
|26||Ottawa University Ottawa
|27||Bethel College North Newton
North Newton, Private
|30||Kansas Wesleyan University
|31||University of Kansas
Baldwin City, Private
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