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Cheapest Colleges in Missouri by In State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Missouri 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 Missouri list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

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

What is the cheapest college in Missouri? Leading the colleges list is Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville with an in state tuition of $4,562.

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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Missouri's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$4,562
In State Tuition
1) Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, Public Not For Profit
41 71
$4,944
In State Tuition
2) Harris Stowe State University
Saint Louis, Public Not For Profit
- -
$6,254
In State Tuition
3) Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Public Not For Profit
43 72
$6,270
In State Tuition
4) Lincoln University
Jefferson City, Public Not For Profit
- -
$6,285
In State Tuition
5) Missouri Western State University
Saint Joseph, Public Not For Profit
- -
$6,360
In State Tuition
6) Missouri State University Springfield
Springfield, Public Not For Profit
47 68
$6,360
In State Tuition
7) Grantham University
Kansas City, Private For Profit
- -
$6,503
In State Tuition
8) Missouri Southern State University
Joplin, Public Not For Profit
22 59
$6,770
In State Tuition
9) University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, Public Not For Profit
35 63
$6,811
In State Tuition
10) University of Missouri Kansas City
Kansas City, Public Not For Profit
65 77
$7,305
In State Tuition
11) Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Kansas City, Private Not For Profit
26 44
$7,425
In State Tuition
12) Truman State University
Kirksville, Public Not For Profit
75 83
$7,500
In State Tuition
13) Central Christian College of the Bible
Moberly, Private Not For Profit
- -
$7,800
In State Tuition
14) Messenger College
Joplin, Private Not For Profit
- -
$8,061
In State Tuition
15) Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, Public Not For Profit
64 78
$8,637
In State Tuition
16) University of Missouri Columbia
Columbia, Public Not For Profit
65 72
$9,480
In State Tuition
17) University of Phoenix Springfield Campus
Springfield, Private For Profit
- -
$9,792
In State Tuition
18) University of Missouri St Louis
Saint Louis, Public Not For Profit
56 83
$9,960
In State Tuition
19) Cox College
Springfield, Private Not For Profit
- -
$10,276
In State Tuition
20) Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary
Kansas City, Private Not For Profit
52 73