Missouri Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Missouri by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Missouri by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Missouri but aren't a state resident, 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 Missouri for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 Missouri 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 Missouri tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Missouri are listed by one year's out of 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 Missouri? Leading the colleges list is Colorado Technical University Kansas City in North Kansas City with an out of state total cost of $10,700.

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 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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Missouri's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Colorado Technical University Kansas City

North Kansas City, Private For Profit

$10,700 NA NA
#2 Grantham University

Kansas City, Private For Profit

$14,480 NA NA
#3 University of Phoenix Springfield Campus

Springfield, Private For Profit

$16,400 NA NA
#4 Messenger College

Joplin, Private Not For Profit

$16,650 NA NA
#5 Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary

Kansas City, Private Not For Profit

$17,358 39 10
#6 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Kansas City, Private Not For Profit

$17,388 NA NA
#7 University of Phoenix Kansas City Campus

Kansas City, Private For Profit

$17,550 NA NA
#8 University of Phoenix St Louis Campus

Saint Louis, Private For Profit

$18,630 NA NA
#9 Vatterott College Berkeley

Berkeley, Private For Profit

$19,387 NA NA
#10 Central Bible College

Springfield, Private Not For Profit

$19,404 NA NA
#11 Brown Mackie College St Louis

Fenton, Private For Profit

$19,638 NA NA
#12 Ozark Christian College

Joplin, Private Not For Profit

$19,930 39 25
#13 Harris Stowe State University

Saint Louis, Public Not For Profit

$20,407 NA NA
#14 Vatterott College Sunset Hills

Sunset Hills, Private For Profit

$20,725 NA NA
#15 Saint Louis Christian College

Florissant, Private Not For Profit

$20,780 33 46
#16 Stevens Institute of Business & Arts

Saint Louis, Private For Profit

$20,848 NA NA
#17 Park University

Parkville, Private Not For Profit

$21,230 NA NA
#18 Missouri Southern State University

Joplin, Public Not For Profit

$21,570 28 18
#19 Central Christian College of the Bible

Moberly, Private Not For Profit

$21,940 NA NA
#20 Baptist Bible College and Graduate School

Springfield, Private Not For Profit

$22,550 NA NA
#21 Ranken Technical College

Saint Louis, Private Not For Profit

$22,589 NA NA
#22 Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, Public Not For Profit

$23,442 42 48
#23 National American University Independence

Independence, Private For Profit

$23,514 NA NA
#24 National American University Zona Rosa

Kansas City, Private For Profit

$23,532 NA NA
#25 National American University Lee's Summit

Lee Summit, Private For Profit

$23,532 NA NA
#26 DeVry University Missouri

Kansas City, Private For Profit

$23,669 NA NA
#27 Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Public Not For Profit

$23,728 NA NA
#28 Missouri Tech

Saint Charles, Private For Profit

$23,880 NA NA
#29 Cox College

Springfield, Private Not For Profit

$24,062 NA NA
#30 Lincoln University

Jefferson City, Public Not For Profit

$24,180 NA NA
#31 Missouri Western State University

Saint Joseph, Public Not For Profit

$24,260 NA NA
#32 Hickey College

Saint Louis, Private For Profit

$24,410 NA NA
#33 University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Public Not For Profit

$24,927 48 34
#34 Truman State University

Kirksville, Public Not For Profit

$25,326 63 86
#35 Missouri State University Springfield

Springfield, Public Not For Profit

$26,314 44 24
#36 College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, Private Not For Profit

$28,360 54 93
#37 Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Private Not For Profit

$28,550 35 21
#38 Avila University

Kansas City, Private Not For Profit

$30,352 46 42
#39 Cottey College

Nevada, Private Not For Profit

$30,560 68 86
#40 Chamberlain College of Nursing Missouri

St. Louis, Private For Profit

$32,115 NA NA
#41 Hannibal LaGrange University

Hannibal, Private Not For Profit

$32,660 42 26
#42 Columbia College

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$33,170 NA NA
#43 Missouri Valley College

Marshall, Private Not For Profit

$33,450 18 1
#44 Kenrick Glennon Seminary

Saint Louis, Private Not For Profit

$33,690 NA NA
#45 Southwest Baptist University

Bolivar, Private Not For Profit

$33,898 46 46
#46 Evangel University

Springfield, Private Not For Profit

$33,945 NA NA
#47 Research College of Nursing

Kansas City, Private For Profit

$34,100 NA NA
#48 Central Methodist University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Fayette, Private Not For Profit

$34,230 51 58
#49 Stephens College

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$35,532 53 78
#50 William Woods University

Fulton, Private Not For Profit

$36,020 50 41
#51 Culver Stockton College

Canton, Private Not For Profit

$37,000 31 13
#52 Conception Seminary College

Conception, Private Not For Profit

$37,110 NA NA
#53 University of Missouri Kansas City

Kansas City, Public Not For Profit

$37,261 63 59
#54 Fontbonne University

Saint Louis, Private Not For Profit

$38,394 45 72
#55 Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Private Not For Profit

$38,558 56 47
#56 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rolla, Public Not For Profit

$38,580 70 86
#57 University of Missouri St Louis

Saint Louis, Public Not For Profit

$38,682 54 93
#58 Drury University

Springfield, Private Not For Profit

$39,059 54 71
#59 Missouri Baptist University

Saint Louis, Private Not For Profit

$39,718 28 6
#60 University of Missouri Columbia

Columbia, Public Not For Profit

$40,116 66 87
#61 Webster University

Saint Louis, Private Not For Profit

$40,820 59 69
#62 Westminster College

Fulton, Private Not For Profit

$41,068 47 39
#63 St Louis College of Pharmacy

Saint Louis, Private Not For Profit

$43,052 79 88
#64 William Jewell College

Liberty, Private Not For Profit

$45,380 71 91
#65 Rockhurst University

Kansas City, Private Not For Profit

$49,980 66 89
#66 Kansas City Art Institute

Kansas City, Private Not For Profit

$52,350 NA NA
#67 Saint Louis University Main Campus

Saint Louis, Private Not For Profit

$59,224 77 86
#68 Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Private Not For Profit

$73,318 96 97