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Cheapest Colleges in Indiana by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Indiana 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 Indiana 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 Indiana tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Indiana are listed by one year's in 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 Indiana? Leading the colleges list is University of Phoenix Northwest Indiana Campus in Merrillville with an in state total cost of $9,859.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. 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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Indiana's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$9,859
In State Total Cost
1) University of Phoenix Northwest Indiana Campus
Merrillville, Private For Profit
- -
$15,594
In State Total Cost
2) Indiana University Northwest
Gary, Public Not For Profit
23 71
$15,594
In State Total Cost
3) Indiana University East
Richmond, Public Not For Profit
36 77
$15,902
In State Total Cost
4) Indiana University Kokomo
Kokomo, Public Not For Profit
23 66
$16,358
In State Total Cost
5) Purdue University North Central Campus
Westville, Public Not For Profit
40 80
$16,485
In State Total Cost
6) Harrison College Anderson
Anderson, Private For Profit
- -
$16,485
In State Total Cost
7) Harrison College Columbus
Columbus, Private For Profit
- -
$16,485
In State Total Cost
8) Harrison College Muncie
Muncie, Private For Profit
- -
$16,485
In State Total Cost
9) Harrison College Terre Haute
Terre Haute, Private For Profit
- -
$16,538
In State Total Cost
10) Purdue University Calumet Campus
Hammond, Public Not For Profit
41 73
$17,025
In State Total Cost
11) Harrison College Northwest
Indianapolis, Private For Profit
- -
$17,190
In State Total Cost
12) Vincennes University
Vincennes, Public Not For Profit
- -
$17,554
In State Total Cost
13) Indiana University South Bend
South Bend, Public Not For Profit
22 62
$17,910
In State Total Cost
14) University of Phoenix Indianapolis Campus
Indianapolis, Private For Profit
- -
$18,360
In State Total Cost
15) Harrison College Indianapolis East
Indianapolis, Private For Profit
- -
$18,360
In State Total Cost
16) Harrison College Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, Private For Profit
- -
$18,426
In State Total Cost
17) Indiana University Southeast
New Albany, Public Not For Profit
23 60
$18,591
In State Total Cost
18) University of Southern Indiana
Evansville, Public Not For Profit
27 52
$18,942
In State Total Cost
19) Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, Public Not For Profit
24 55
$18,976
In State Total Cost
20) Trine University Regional/Non Traditional Campuses
Fort Wayne, Private Not For Profit
- -
$19,084
In State Total Cost
21) Brown Mackie College Michigan City
Michigan City, Private For Profit
- -
$19,638
In State Total Cost
22) Brown Mackie College Merrillville
Merrillville, Private For Profit
- -
$19,638
In State Total Cost
23) Brown Mackie College South Bend
South Bend, Private For Profit
- -
$19,638
In State Total Cost
24) Brown Mackie College Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, Private For Profit
- -
$20,125
In State Total Cost
25) Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Public Not For Profit
39 75
$20,322
In State Total Cost
26) Brown Mackie College Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Private For Profit
- -
$20,880
In State Total Cost
27) Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Public Not For Profit
25 54
$21,182
In State Total Cost
28) Purdue University Main Campus
West Lafayette, Public Not For Profit
82 85
$21,431
In State Total Cost
29) Mid America College of Funeral Service
Jeffersonville, Private Not For Profit
- -
$21,484
In State Total Cost
30) Ball State University
Muncie, Public Not For Profit
- -
$21,790
In State Total Cost
31) Martin University
Indianapolis, Private Not For Profit
- -
$22,077
In State Total Cost
32) Indiana University Bloomington
Bloomington, Public Not For Profit
70 82
$23,669
In State Total Cost
33) DeVry University Indiana
Indianapolis, Private For Profit
- -
$23,840
In State Total Cost
34) International Business College
Fort Wayne, Private For Profit
- -
$24,900
In State Total Cost
35) Crossroads Bible College
Indianapolis, Private Not For Profit
- -
$25,464
In State Total Cost
36) Harrison College Evansville
Evansville, Private For Profit
- -
$26,270
In State Total Cost
37) Calumet College of Saint Joseph
Whiting, Private Not For Profit
- -
$34,902
In State Total Cost
38) Grace College and Theological Seminary
Winona Lake, Private Not For Profit
52 61
$35,328
In State Total Cost
39) Oakland City University
Oakland City, Private Not For Profit
55 70
$35,826
In State Total Cost
40) Huntington University
Huntington, Private Not For Profit
51 62
$36,494
In State Total Cost
41) Indiana Wesleyan University
Marion, Private Not For Profit
64 69
$36,920
In State Total Cost
42) Indiana Institute of Technology
Fort Wayne, Private Not For Profit
38 35
$38,820
In State Total Cost
43) Bethel College Mishawaka
Mishawaka, Private Not For Profit
35 46
$40,460
In State Total Cost
44) Saint Josephs College
Rensselaer, Private Not For Profit
44 64
$41,470
In State Total Cost
45) University of Saint Francis Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, Private Not For Profit
33 46
$42,078
In State Total Cost
46) University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Private Not For Profit
51 58
$42,474
In State Total Cost
47) Saint Mary of the Woods College
Saint Mary of the Woods, Private Not For Profit
43 59
$42,490
In State Total Cost
48) Anderson University
Anderson, Private Not For Profit
59 59
$43,156
In State Total Cost
49) Franklin College
Franklin, Private Not For Profit
45 50
$43,538
In State Total Cost
50) Manchester University
North Manchester, Private Not For Profit
- -
$44,000
In State Total Cost
51) Holy Cross College
Notre Dame, Private Not For Profit
42 51
$44,186
In State Total Cost
52) Trine University
Angola, Private Not For Profit
51 55
$44,828
In State Total Cost
53) Taylor University
Upland, Private Not For Profit
68 62
$45,570
In State Total Cost
54) Goshen College
Goshen, Private Not For Profit
70 72
$45,840
In State Total Cost
55) Marian University
Indianapolis, Private Not For Profit
64 67
$50,076
In State Total Cost
56) University of Evansville
Evansville, Private Not For Profit
66 68
$50,450
In State Total Cost
57) Hanover College
Hanover, Private Not For Profit
60 63
$53,320
In State Total Cost
58) Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, Private Not For Profit
60 61
$54,900
In State Total Cost
59) Wabash College
Crawfordsville, Private Not For Profit
75 67
$55,900
In State Total Cost
60) Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, Private Not For Profit
63 58
$56,810
In State Total Cost
61) Butler University
Indianapolis, Private Not For Profit
74 49
$58,050
In State Total Cost
62) Earlham College
Richmond, Private Not For Profit
75 72
$63,724
In State Total Cost
63) DePauw University
Greencastle, Private Not For Profit
79 62
$66,137
In State Total Cost
64) Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Terre Haute, Private Not For Profit
78 47
$69,851
In State Total Cost
65) University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Private Not For Profit
98 71