U.S. Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in America by Out of State Tuition for 2022

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 2020/2021 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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 academic year.

America's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#41 Brigham Young University Hawaii

Hawaii, Private

$5,890 56 62
#42 Brigham Young University Provo

Utah, Private

$5,970 77 87
#43 South Texas College

Texas, Public

$6,000 NA NA
#44 College of Menominee Nation

Wisconsin, Private

$6,000 NA NA
#45 National American University Ellsworth AFB Extension

South Dakota, Private

$6,000 NA NA
#46 Grace College of Divinity

North Carolina, Private

$6,000 NA NA
#47 Amridge University

Alabama, Private

$6,000 NA NA
#48 Western International University

Arizona, Private

$6,000 NA NA
#49 Southeastern Baptist College

Mississippi, Private

$6,000 35 61
#50 Gods Bible School and College

Ohio, Private

$6,000 NA NA
#51 Nicholls State University

Louisiana, Public

$6,015 34 24
#52 Alcorn State University

Mississippi, Public

$6,044 29 7
#53 Hobe Sound Bible College

Florida, Private

$6,098 NA NA
#54 Eastern New Mexico University Main Campus

New Mexico, Public

$6,114 33 31
#55 Talmudical Institute of Upstate New York

New York, Private

$6,150 NA NA
#56 World Mission University

California, Private

$6,240 NA NA
#57 Madison Area Technical College

Wisconsin, Public

$6,305 NA NA
#58 Central State University

Ohio, Public

$6,306 NA NA
#59 Morrison University

Nevada, Private

$6,324 NA NA
#60 Bethesda University of California

California, Private

$6,360 NA NA