U.S. In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in America by In State Total Cost for 2022

Cheapest Colleges in America by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university 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 America 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 America tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in America are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2020/2021 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 America? Leading the colleges list is Dine College in Tsaile with an in state total cost of $7,750.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. 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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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America's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#21 Macon State College

Georgia, Public

$11,159 NA NA
#22 Midland College

Texas, Public

$11,329 NA NA
#23 Central Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitz

New York, Private

$11,400 NA NA
#24 Bais Medrash Toras Chesed

New Jersey, Private

$11,400 NA NA
#25 Bais Medrash Elyon

New York, Private

$11,600 NA NA
#26 Allegheny Wesleyan College

Ohio, Private

$11,600 NA NA
#27 Mesivta Keser Torah

New Jersey, Private

$11,750 NA NA
#28 Gainesville State College

Georgia, Public

$11,769 NA NA
#29 Huntsville Bible College

Alabama, Private

$11,860 NA NA
#30 Middle Georgia College

Georgia, Public

$11,935 NA NA
#31 Navajo Technical College

New Mexico, Public

$11,940 NA NA
#32 South Texas College

Texas, Public

$12,006 NA NA
#33 Oklahoma State University Oklahoma City

Oklahoma, Public

$12,044 NA NA
#34 W L Bonner College

South Carolina, Private

$12,046 NA NA
#35 Gods Bible School and College

Ohio, Private

$12,150 NA NA
#36 College of Central Florida

Florida, Public

$12,158 NA NA
#37 Yeshiva D'monsey Rabbinical College

New York, Private

$12,200 NA NA
#38 Yeshivath Viznitz

New York, Private

$12,296 NA NA
#39 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Georgia, Public

$12,375 30 28
#40 Daytona State College

Florida, Public

$12,506 NA NA