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
#61 American Public University System

West Virginia, Private

$14,804 NA NA
#62 South Texas College

Texas, Public

$15,153 NA NA
#63 Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

Kentucky, Private

$15,180 NA NA
#64 Seattle Community College Central Campus

Washington, Public

$15,212 NA NA
#65 Brazosport College

Texas, Public

$15,227 NA NA
#66 Kentucky Mountain Bible College

Kentucky, Private

$15,250 32 27
#67 Rabbi Jacob Joseph School

New Jersey, Private

$15,450 NA NA
#68 Baker College of Owosso

Michigan, Private

$15,480 NA NA
#69 Baker College of Muskegon

Michigan, Private

$15,480 NA NA
#70 Baker College of Cadillac

Michigan, Private

$15,480 NA NA
#71 Southwestern Christian College

Texas, Private

$15,569 NA NA
#72 Grace College of Divinity

North Carolina, Private

$15,575 NA NA
#73 Ohio University Eastern Campus

Ohio, Public

$15,632 NA NA
#74 Ohio University Chillicothe Campus

Ohio, Public

$15,632 NA NA
#75 Ohio University Southern Campus

Ohio, Public

$15,632 NA NA
#76 Ohio University Lancaster Campus

Ohio, Public

$15,632 NA NA
#77 Ohio University Zanesville Campus

Ohio, Public

$15,632 NA NA
#78 Peninsula College

Washington, Public

$15,640 NA NA
#79 Rabbinical Academy Mesivta Rabbi Chaim Berlin

New York, Private

$15,650 NA NA
#80 Trident University International

California, Private

$15,785 NA NA