U.S. Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in America by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in America by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university 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 America 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 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 out of state total cost list price for the 2018/2019 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 out of 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 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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America's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#21 Mesivta Keser Torah

New Jersey, Private

$11,750 NA NA
#22 Huntsville Bible College

Alabama, Private

$11,860 NA NA
#23 Navajo Technical College

New Mexico, Public

$11,940 NA NA
#24 W L Bonner College

South Carolina, Private

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

Ohio, Private

$12,150 NA NA
#26 Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit

Michigan, Private

$12,200 NA NA
#27 Yeshiva D'monsey Rabbinical College

New York, Private

$12,200 NA NA
#28 Midland College

Texas, Public

$12,262 NA NA
#29 Rabbinical College Bobover Yeshiva Bnei Zion

New York, Private

$12,750 NA NA
#30 Kehilath Yakov Rabbinical Seminary

New York, Private

$12,925 NA NA
#31 Yeshivat Mikdash Melech

New York, Private

$13,000 NA NA
#32 Rabbinical Seminary M'kor Chaim

New York, Private

$13,125 NA NA
#33 Columbia Southern University

Alabama, Private

$13,203 NA NA
#34 Yeshivath Beth Moshe

Pennsylvania, Private

$13,220 NA NA
#35 Bismarck State College

North Dakota, Public

$13,655 NA NA
#36 Brigham Young University Hawaii

Hawaii, Private

$13,728 53 69
#37 Rabbinical College of Long Island

New York, Private

$13,900 NA NA
#38 The University of Texas at Brownsville

Texas, Public

$14,011 NA NA
#39 Mesivta of Eastern Parkway Yeshiva Zichron Meilech

New York, Private

$14,050 NA NA
#40 National College Lexington

Kentucky, Private

$14,064 NA NA