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Cheapest Colleges in Missouri by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Missouri 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 Missouri for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of 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 out of 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 Out of State Total Cost
Out of State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$10,700
Out of State Total Cost
1) Colorado Technical University Kansas City
North Kansas City, Private For Profit
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$13,500
Out of State Total Cost
2) Grantham University
Kansas City, Private For Profit
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$15,766
Out of State Total Cost
3) Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Kansas City, Private Not For Profit
25 44
$16,400
Out of State Total Cost
4) University of Phoenix Springfield Campus
Springfield, Private For Profit
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$16,470
Out of State Total Cost
5) Messenger College
Joplin, Private Not For Profit
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$17,110
Out of State Total Cost
6) Saint Louis Christian College
Florissant, Private Not For Profit
35 65
$17,186
Out of State Total Cost
7) Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary
Kansas City, Private Not For Profit
31 56
$17,550
Out of State Total Cost
8) University of Phoenix Kansas City Campus
Kansas City, Private For Profit
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$18,630
Out of State Total Cost
9) University of Phoenix St Louis Campus
Saint Louis, Private For Profit
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$19,293
Out of State Total Cost
10) Missouri Southern State University
Joplin, Public Not For Profit
23 63
$19,387
Out of State Total Cost
11) Vatterott College Berkeley
Berkeley, Private For Profit
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$19,400
Out of State Total Cost
12) Ozark Christian College
Joplin, Private Not For Profit
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$19,404
Out of State Total Cost
13) Central Bible College
Springfield, Private Not For Profit
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$19,638
Out of State Total Cost
14) Brown Mackie College St Louis
Fenton, Private For Profit
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$20,023
Out of State Total Cost
15) Harris Stowe State University
Saint Louis, Public Not For Profit
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$20,136
Out of State Total Cost
16) Park University
Parkville, Private Not For Profit
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$20,725
Out of State Total Cost
17) Vatterott College Sunset Hills
Sunset Hills, Private For Profit
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$20,977
Out of State Total Cost
18) Stevens Institute of Business & Arts
Saint Louis, Private For Profit
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$21,250
Out of State Total Cost
19) Central Christian College of the Bible
Moberly, Private Not For Profit
70 83
$21,942
Out of State Total Cost
20) Lincoln University
Jefferson City, Public Not For Profit
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