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Cheapest Colleges in Kansas by In State Tuition

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

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in 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 in state tuition with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Kansas list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Kansas are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2018/2019 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Kansas? Leading the colleges list is Fort Hays State University in Hays with an in state tuition of $3,990.

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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Kansas's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$3,990
In State Tuition
1) Fort Hays State University
Hays, Public Not For Profit
- -
$5,154
In State Tuition
2) Emporia State University
Emporia, Public Not For Profit
36 61
$5,694
In State Tuition
3) Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, Public Not For Profit
47 70
$6,708
In State Tuition
4) Wichita State University
Wichita, Public Not For Profit
41 67
$7,080
In State Tuition
5) Donnelly College
Kansas City, Private Not For Profit
- -
$8,202
In State Tuition
6) Washburn University
Topeka, Public Not For Profit
- -
$8,640
In State Tuition
7) Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Shawnee, Private Not For Profit
- -
$9,375
In State Tuition
8) Kansas State University
Manhattan, Public Not For Profit
- -
$9,480
In State Tuition
9) University of Phoenix Wichita Campus
Wichita, Private For Profit
- -
$10,092
In State Tuition
10) University of Kansas
Lawrence, Public Not For Profit
54 66
$14,400
In State Tuition
11) Cleveland Chiropractic College
Overland Park, Private Not For Profit
- -
$15,000
In State Tuition
12) Barclay College
Haviland, Private Not For Profit
- -
$15,000
In State Tuition
13) National American University Overland Park
Overland Park, Private For Profit
- -
$15,000
In State Tuition
14) National American University Wichita
Wichita, Private For Profit
- -
$15,360
In State Tuition
15) Manhattan Christian College
Manhattan, Private Not For Profit
60 64
$19,350
In State Tuition
16) Central Christian College of Kansas
McPherson, Private Not For Profit
- -
$25,000
In State Tuition
17) Sterling College
Sterling, Private Not For Profit
53 62
$26,960
In State Tuition
18) Bethany College
Lindsborg, Private Not For Profit
38 37
$27,300
In State Tuition
19) Tabor College
Hillsboro, Private Not For Profit
53 55
$27,880
In State Tuition
20) University of Saint Mary
Leavenworth, Private Not For Profit
46 55
$27,965
In State Tuition
21) Friends University
Wichita, Private Not For Profit
46 54
$28,160
In State Tuition
22) McPherson College
McPherson, Private Not For Profit
38 43
$28,300
In State Tuition
23) Bethel College North Newton
North Newton, Private Not For Profit
58 63
$28,410
In State Tuition
24) Ottawa University Ottawa
Ottawa, Private Not For Profit
32 26
$28,730
In State Tuition
25) Benedictine College
Atchison, Private Not For Profit
50 50
$28,986
In State Tuition
26) MidAmerica Nazarene University
Olathe, Private Not For Profit
57 65
$29,260
In State Tuition
27) Newman University
Wichita, Private Not For Profit
49 70
$29,300
In State Tuition
28) Baker University
Baldwin City, Private Not For Profit
41 46
$29,500
In State Tuition
29) Kansas Wesleyan University
Salina, Private Not For Profit
56 55
$30,000
In State Tuition
30) Southwestern College
Winfield, Private Not For Profit
53 58