U.S. Out of State Total Cost Ranking
Cheapest Colleges in America by Out of State Total Cost
If you’re looking for an affordable university 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 America 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 America 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 America tuition ranking.
The most affordable four year colleges in America are listed by one year’s out of state total cost list price for the 2016/2017 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 America? Leading the colleges list is Dine College in Tsaile with an out of state total cost of $7,065.
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 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.
America’s Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost