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Cheapest Colleges in Missouri by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Missouri 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 Missouri 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 Missouri tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Missouri 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 Missouri? Leading the colleges list is Colorado Technical University Kansas City in North Kansas City with an in state total cost of $10,700.

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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Missouri's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$10,700
In State Total Cost
1) Colorado Technical University Kansas City
North Kansas City, Private For Profit
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$13,500
In State Total Cost
2) Grantham University
Kansas City, Private For Profit
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$13,792
In State Total Cost
3) Missouri Southern State University
Joplin, Public Not For Profit
23 63
$15,390
In State Total Cost
4) Harris Stowe State University
Saint Louis, Public Not For Profit
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$15,402
In State Total Cost
5) Lincoln University
Jefferson City, Public Not For Profit
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$15,766
In State Total Cost
6) Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Kansas City, Private Not For Profit
25 44
$16,400
In State Total Cost
7) University of Phoenix Springfield Campus
Springfield, Private For Profit
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$16,414
In State Total Cost
8) Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Public Not For Profit
38 70
$16,470
In State Total Cost
9) Messenger College
Joplin, Private Not For Profit
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$16,771
In State Total Cost
10) Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, Public Not For Profit
45 76
$16,943
In State Total Cost
11) Missouri State University Springfield
Springfield, Public Not For Profit
52 72
$17,110
In State Total Cost
12) Saint Louis Christian College
Florissant, Private Not For Profit
35 65
$17,164
In State Total Cost
13) University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, Public Not For Profit
46 70
$17,186
In State Total Cost
14) Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary
Kansas City, Private Not For Profit
31 56
$17,294
In State Total Cost
15) Truman State University
Kirksville, Public Not For Profit
73 83
$17,300
In State Total Cost
16) Missouri Western State University
Saint Joseph, Public Not For Profit
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$17,550
In State Total Cost
17) University of Phoenix Kansas City Campus
Kansas City, Private For Profit
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$18,630
In State Total Cost
18) University of Phoenix St Louis Campus
Saint Louis, Private For Profit
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$19,387
In State Total Cost
19) Vatterott College Berkeley
Berkeley, Private For Profit
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$19,400
In State Total Cost
20) Ozark Christian College
Joplin, Private Not For Profit
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