U.S. Average Net Price Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in America by Average Net Price for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in America by Average Net Price

These are the least expensive colleges in America based on average net price paid. Net price is the average amount paid by students after factoring in scholarship and grant financial aid and may be a more accurate estimation of real life costs than published tuition. Discount from list price represents the effective percent discount from published costs that students averaged. Please note that net price varies on a student by student basis based on finanical situation and no financial aid is guaranteed. California Christian College leads the list with a ($1,368) average net price.

Net price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018/2019 academic year.

America's Cheapest Colleges by Average Net Price
College Net Price Discount
#1 California Christian College

California, Private

($1,368) 108%
#2 Oglala Lakota College

South Dakota, Public

$5 100%
#3 Indian River State College

Florida, Public

$984 90%
#4 South Texas College

Texas, Public

$1,337 89%
#5 Divine Word College

Iowa, Private

$1,585 91%
#6 Elizabeth City State University

North Carolina, Public

$2,465 80%
#7 CUNY Lehman College

New York, Public

$2,709 88%
#8 Sitting Bull College

North Dakota, Public

$2,768 74%
#9 Palm Beach State College

Florida, Public

$2,833 84%
#10 Talmudical Seminary of Bobov

New York, Private

$2,862 83%
#11 Huntsville Bible College

Alabama, Private

$2,921 75%
#12 Florida State College at Jacksonville

Florida, Public

$3,017 76%
#13 California State University Los Angeles

California, Public

$3,255 87%
#14 Kehilath Yakov Rabbinical Seminary

New York, Private

$3,276 75%
#15 St Petersburg College

Florida, Public

$3,315 76%
#16 Texas A & M International University

Texas, Public

$3,323 81%
#17 CUNY City College

New York, Public

$3,397 86%
#18 Simmons College of Kentucky

Kentucky, Private

$3,431 76%
#19 Gulf Coast State College

Florida, Public

$3,496 73%
#20 Pensacola State College

Florida, Public

$3,518 68%