Georgia In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Georgia by In State Total Cost for 2023

Cheapest Colleges in Georgia by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Georgia these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in 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 in 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 Georgia 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 Georgia tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Georgia are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2021/2022 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 Georgia? Leading the colleges list is Macon State College in Macon with an in state total cost of $11,159.

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.

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Georgia's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Macon State College

Macon, Public Not For Profit

$11,159 NA NA
#2 Gainesville State College

Oakwood, Public Not For Profit

$11,769 NA NA
#3 Middle Georgia College

Cochran, Public Not For Profit

$11,935 NA NA
#4 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Tifton, Public Not For Profit

$12,527 30 30
#5 Dalton State College

Dalton, Public Not For Profit

$13,753 NA NA
#6 Gordon College

Barnesville, Public Not For Profit

$14,396 25 10
#7 North Georgia College & State University

Dahlonega, Public Not For Profit

$14,744 NA NA
#8 Savannah State University

Savannah, Public Not For Profit

$15,264 NA NA
#9 Georgia Southwestern State University

Americus, Public Not For Profit

$15,304 29 21
#10 Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley, Public Not For Profit

$15,704 13 1
#11 Southern Polytechnic State University

Marietta, Public Not For Profit

$15,929 NA NA
#12 University of Phoenix Augusta Campus

Augusta, Private For Profit

$16,457 NA NA
#13 University of Phoenix Atlanta Campus

Sandy Springs, Private For Profit

$16,464 NA NA
#14 College of Coastal Georgia

Brunswick, Public Not For Profit

$16,467 23 4
#15 Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Public Not For Profit

$16,553 27 18
#16 Augusta State University

Augusta, Public Not For Profit

$16,872 NA NA
#17 University of Phoenix Savannah Campus

Savannah, Private For Profit

$17,039 NA NA
#18 University of Phoenix Columbus Georgia Campus

Columbus, Private For Profit

$17,070 NA NA
#19 Armstrong State University

Savannah, Public Not For Profit

$17,188 NA NA
#20 Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Public Not For Profit

$17,697 34 11
#21 Albany State University

Albany, Public Not For Profit

$18,130 NA NA
#22 Clayton State University

Morrow, Public Not For Profit

$18,354 NA NA
#23 Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Public Not For Profit

$18,879 NA NA
#24 University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Public Not For Profit

$19,051 33 9
#25 Beulah Heights University

Atlanta, Private Not For Profit

$19,692 NA NA
#26 Bauder College

Atlanta, Private For Profit

$19,729 NA NA
#27 Columbus State University

Columbus, Public Not For Profit

$19,781 28 11
#28 Georgia Christian University

Lilburn, Private Not For Profit

$19,820 NA NA
#29 Shorter University College of Adult & Professional Programs

Atlanta, Private Not For Profit

$19,910 NA NA
#30 Thomas University

Thomasville, Private Not For Profit

$20,120 53 24
#31 Carver Bible College

Atlanta, Private Not For Profit

$20,181 NA NA
#32 Georgia Gwinnett College

Lawrenceville, Public Not For Profit

$20,348 30 5
#33 American InterContinental University Atlanta

Atlanta, Private For Profit

$21,310 NA NA
#34 Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, Public Not For Profit

$21,848 46 13
#35 Virginia College Augusta

Augusta, Private For Profit

$23,248 NA NA
#36 Herzing University Atlanta

Atlanta, Private Not For Profit

$23,443 NA NA
#37 University of Georgia

Athens, Public Not For Profit

$23,552 74 84
#38 DeVry University Georgia

Decatur, Private For Profit

$23,769 NA NA
#39 Paine College

Augusta, Private Not For Profit

$24,608 32 19
#40 Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus

Atlanta, Public Not For Profit

$25,742 78 89
#41 Luther Rice University

Lithonia, Private Not For Profit

$25,856 NA NA
#42 Georgia State University

Atlanta, Public Not For Profit

$27,230 NA NA
#43 Brewton Parker College

Mount Vernon, Private Not For Profit

$30,435 19 1
#44 Life University

Marietta, Private Not For Profit

$30,711 42 4
#45 Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls, Private Not For Profit

$31,190 35 12
#46 Emmanuel College

Franklin Springs, Private Not For Profit

$31,656 24 6
#47 Point University

East Point, Private Not For Profit

$31,850 29 2
#48 Truett McConnell College

Cleveland, Private Not For Profit

$32,864 25 4
#49 Shorter University

Rome, Private Not For Profit

$33,410 33 25
#50 Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, Private Not For Profit

$36,134 24 NA
#51 Wesleyan College

Macon, Private Not For Profit

$37,066 51 89
#52 Reinhardt University

Waleska, Private Not For Profit

$39,120 42 22
#53 Piedmont College

Demorest, Private Not For Profit

$41,084 55 74
#54 Young Harris College

Young Harris, Private Not For Profit

$41,664 39 40
#55 Spelman College

Atlanta, Private Not For Profit

$44,744 59 5
#56 Morehouse College

Atlanta, Private Not For Profit

$45,740 NA NA
#57 Brenau University

Gainesville, Private Not For Profit

$46,060 45 35
#58 LaGrange College

Lagrange, Private Not For Profit

$46,100 47 40
#59 Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, Private Not For Profit

$50,240 57 53
#60 Berry College

Mount Berry, Private Not For Profit

$53,276 62 77
#61 Mercer University

Macon, Private Not For Profit

$53,384 69 93
#62 Savannah College of Art and Design

Savannah, Private Not For Profit

$56,105 NA NA
#63 Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, Private Not For Profit

$58,154 46 47
#64 Agnes Scott College

Decatur, Private Not For Profit

$58,300 NA NA
#65 Emory University

Atlanta, Private Not For Profit

$73,020 94 97