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
#41 National College Salem

Virginia, Private

$14,096 NA NA
#42 Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary

Texas, Private

$14,100 NA NA
#43 Hobe Sound Bible College

Florida, Private

$14,120 NA NA
#44 Sinte Gleska University

South Dakota, Private

$14,154 NA NA
#45 Beth Hamedrash Shaarei Yosher Institute

New York, Private

$14,200 NA NA
#46 Yeshivas Novominsk

New York, Private

$14,200 NA NA
#47 Beis Medrash Heichal Dovid

New York, Private

$14,200 NA NA
#48 Simmons College of Kentucky

Kentucky, Private

$14,230 NA NA
#49 Carolina Christian College

North Carolina, Private

$14,290 NA NA
#50 Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Oklahoma, Public

$14,295 NA NA
#51 Chipola College

Florida, Public

$14,310 NA NA
#52 Yeshivath Viznitz

New York, Private

$14,350 NA NA
#53 Brigham Young University Provo

Utah, Private

$14,428 76 84
#54 Rust College

Mississippi, Private

$14,450 NA NA
#55 Grantham University

Missouri, Private

$14,480 NA NA
#56 College of Menominee Nation

Wisconsin, Private

$14,526 NA NA
#57 National American University Ellsworth AFB Extension

South Dakota, Private

$14,634 NA NA
#58 Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary

Maryland, Private

$14,741 NA NA
#59 Torah Temimah Talmudical Seminary

New York, Private

$14,750 NA NA
#60 Baptist University of the Americas

Texas, Private

$14,750 NA NA