U.S. In State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in America by In State Tuition for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in America by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in America are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2018/2019 school year.

What is the cheapest college in America? Leading the colleges list is Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater with an in state tuition of $910.

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 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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America's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating Value
#21 Valencia College

Florida, Public

$1,984 NA NA
#22 College of Central Florida

Florida, Public

$1,987 NA NA
#23 Miami Dade College

Florida, Public

$1,987 NA NA
#24 Oglala Lakota College

South Dakota, Public

$2,016 NA NA
#25 Saint Johns River State College

Florida, Public

$2,067 NA NA
#26 Gainesville State College

Georgia, Public

$2,277 NA NA
#27 Macon State College

Georgia, Public

$2,277 NA NA
#28 Middle Georgia College

Georgia, Public

$2,277 NA NA
#29 Chipola College

Florida, Public

$2,365 NA NA
#30 State College of Florida Manatee Sarasota

Florida, Public

$2,365 NA NA
#31 Seminole State College of Florida

Florida, Public

$2,393 NA NA
#32 Palm Beach State College

Florida, Public

$2,424 NA NA
#33 Florida SouthWestern State College

Florida, Public

$2,436 NA NA
#34 Polk State College

Florida, Public

$2,483 NA NA
#35 Indian River State College

Florida, Public

$2,496 NA NA
#36 Northwest Florida State College

Florida, Public

$2,496 NA NA
#37 Florida State College at Jacksonville

Florida, Public

$2,518 NA NA
#38 Florida Atlantic University

Florida, Public

$2,522 47 76
#39 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Georgia, Public

$2,563 29 33
#40 College of Coastal Georgia

Georgia, Public

$2,563 25 5