U.S. Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in America by Out of State Tuition for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in America by Out of State Tuition

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 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 out of 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 out of state tuition list price for the 2018/2019 school year.

What is the cheapest college in America? Leading the colleges list is Dine College in Tsaile with an out of state tuition of $1,320.

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.

America's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Dine College

Arizona, Public

$1,320 NA NA
#2 Turtle Mountain Community College

North Dakota, Private

$1,776 NA NA
#3 Broward College

Florida, Public

$1,968 NA NA
#4 Oglala Lakota College

South Dakota, Public

$2,016 NA NA
#5 Sinte Gleska University

South Dakota, Private

$2,640 NA NA
#6 The University of Texas at Brownsville

Texas, Public

$3,000 NA NA
#7 Taft University System

California, Private

$3,292 NA NA
#8 Navajo Technical College

New Mexico, Public

$3,420 NA NA
#9 Seattle Community College Central Campus

Washington, Public

$3,453 NA NA
#10 Sitting Bull College

North Dakota, Public

$3,600 NA NA
#11 Michigan Jewish Institute

Michigan, Private

$3,880 NA NA
#12 Brazosport College

Texas, Public

$4,052 NA NA
#13 Peninsula College

Washington, Public

$4,079 NA NA
#14 Olympic College

Washington, Public

$4,116 NA NA
#15 Brigham Young University Idaho

Idaho, Private

$4,208 37 62
#16 Huntsville Bible College

Alabama, Private

$4,270 NA NA
#17 Seattle Community College South Campus

Washington, Public

$4,324 NA NA
#18 Northwest Indian College

Washington, Public

$4,435 NA NA
#19 Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Oklahoma, Public

$4,440 NA NA
#20 Midland College

Texas, Public

$4,800 NA NA