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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 2016/2017 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 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 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
n/a n/a
$12,974
In State Total Cost
2) Missouri Southern State University
Joplin, Public Not For Profit
29 70
$14,223
In State Total Cost
3) Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Kansas City, Private Not For Profit
20 31
$14,476
In State Total Cost
4) Grantham University
Kansas City, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,602
In State Total Cost
5) Lincoln University
Jefferson City, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$15,870
In State Total Cost
6) Harris Stowe State University
Saint Louis, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,000
In State Total Cost
7) Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Public Not For Profit
41 72
$16,301
In State Total Cost
8) Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, Public Not For Profit
46 76
$16,400
In State Total Cost
9) University of Phoenix Springfield Campus
Springfield, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,448
In State Total Cost
10) Missouri State University Springfield
Springfield, Public Not For Profit
49 71
$16,470
In State Total Cost
11) Messenger College
Joplin, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,640
In State Total Cost
12) Saint Louis Christian College
Florissant, Private Not For Profit
48 74
$16,692
In State Total Cost
13) University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, Public Not For Profit
38 64
$16,830
In State Total Cost
14) Missouri Western State University
Saint Joseph, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,014
In State Total Cost
15) Truman State University
Kirksville, Public Not For Profit
67 82
$17,550
In State Total Cost
16) University of Phoenix Kansas City Campus
Kansas City, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$18,080
In State Total Cost
17) Ozark Christian College
Joplin, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$18,124
In State Total Cost
18) Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary
Kansas City, Private Not For Profit
28 52
$18,630
In State Total Cost
19) University of Phoenix St Louis Campus
Saint Louis, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$18,666
In State Total Cost
20) Baptist Bible College and Graduate School
Springfield, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a