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
#41 Dalton State College

Georgia, Public

$2,563 NA NA
#42 South Texas College

Texas, Public

$2,610 NA NA
#43 Brazosport College

Texas, Public

$2,622 NA NA
#44 Sinte Gleska University

South Dakota, Private

$2,640 NA NA
#45 Gordon College

Georgia, Public

$2,858 20 5
#46 Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Washington, Public

$2,875 NA NA
#47 Fayetteville State University

North Carolina, Public

$2,982 27 72
#48 Daytona State College

Florida, Public

$3,072 NA NA
#49 Great Basin College

Nevada, Public

$3,083 NA NA
#50 College of Southern Nevada

Nevada, Public

$3,127 NA NA
#51 University of Hawaii Maui College

Hawaii, Public

$3,144 NA NA
#52 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Florida, Public

$3,152 35 26
#53 Western Nevada College

Nevada, Public

$3,233 NA NA
#54 Taft University System

California, Private

$3,292 NA NA
#55 Bismarck State College

North Dakota, Public

$3,320 NA NA
#56 Winston Salem State University

North Carolina, Public

$3,401 33 26
#57 Navajo Technical College

New Mexico, Public

$3,420 NA NA
#58 Northern New Mexico College

New Mexico, Public

$3,447 NA NA
#59 Seattle Community College Central Campus

Washington, Public

$3,453 NA NA
#60 North Carolina A & T State University

North Carolina, Public

$3,540 30 39