U.S. Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in America by Out of State Tuition for 2023

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 2021/2022 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 2021/2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.

America's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#21 Apex School of Theology

North Carolina, Private

$4,800 NA NA
#22 Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing

Virginia, Private

$4,871 NA NA
#23 Southern University and A & M College

Louisiana, Public

$4,973 16 NA
#24 Midland College

Texas, Public

$4,980 NA NA
#25 Louisiana State University Alexandria

Louisiana, Public

$4,984 35 36
#26 Elizabeth City State University

North Carolina, Public

$5,000 26 78
#27 University of North Carolina at Pembroke

North Carolina, Public

$5,000 26 9
#28 Western Carolina University

North Carolina, Public

$5,000 44 29
#29 Grambling State University

Louisiana, Public

$5,140 11 NA
#30 W L Bonner College

South Carolina, Private

$5,158 NA NA
#31 Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary

Maryland, Private

$5,280 NA NA
#32 Georgia Christian University

Georgia, Private

$5,520 NA NA
#33 Peru State College

Nebraska, Public

$5,520 NA NA
#34 Columbia Southern University

Alabama, Private

$5,640 NA NA
#35 Louisiana State University Shreveport

Louisiana, Public

$5,656 31 57
#36 Wayne State College

Nebraska, Public

$5,700 NA NA
#37 Chadron State College

Nebraska, Public

$5,750 NA NA
#38 Potomac College Washington

District Of Columbia, Private

$5,760 NA NA
#39 Potomac College Herndon

Virginia, Private

$5,760 NA NA
#40 Carolina Bible College

North Carolina, Private

$5,784 NA NA