Most Affordable Colleges by Major for 2018

Middle Class Affordability Rankings™ by Major
College Raptor ranks the most affordable colleges by college major, based on the estimated net price at each institution that offers that major for a “typical” middle class family from a selected state.

The net price of a college is the actual cost of the school paid by the student and family, after factoring in merit and grant aid from the college federal programs and work study.
"Typical" Middle Class Family
Used in the net price estimates shown below
Number in Family
4
Number In College
1
Total Income
$80,000
Total Assets
$40,000

× Reminder: All net prices shown by College Raptor are our estimates. Please contact the college financial aid office for actual net cost figures.
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Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Stanford University $5,400 Image
2 Harvard University $7,000 Image
3 University of Notre Dame $7,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Harvard University $7,000 Image
2 University of Notre Dame $7,700 Image
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology $9,200 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Brigham Young University-Provo $13,700 Image
2 Wiley College $14,700 Image
3 York College $14,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Pennsylvania $11,400 Image
2 University of St Thomas $16,600 Image
3 Alderson Broaddus University $18,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Stanford University $5,400 Image
2 Harvard University $7,000 Image
3 University of Notre Dame $7,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 United States Military Academy $0 Image
2 Harvard University $7,000 Image
3 Carleton College $8,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Stanford University $5,400 Image
2 Princeton University $7,800 Image
3 Carleton College $8,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Bellevue University $10,800 Image
2 Cleary University $13,700 Image
3 Washington University in St Louis $13,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Bellevue University $10,800 Image
2 Southwestern Christian University $13,100 Image
3 College of the Ozarks $13,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Olivet Nazarene University $14,500 Image
2 Central Michigan University $14,700 Image
3 Monmouth College $17,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 United States Military Academy $0 Image
2 Stanford University $5,400 Image
3 Carleton College $8,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Harvard University $7,000 Image
2 University of Notre Dame $7,700 Image
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology $9,200 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Notre Dame $7,700 Image
2 Princeton University $7,800 Image
3 Pomona College $8,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Brown University $13,300 Image
2 Brigham Young University-Provo $13,700 Image
3 Central Michigan University $14,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 United States Military Academy $0 Image
2 University of Notre Dame $7,700 Image
3 Carleton College $8,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Bellevue University $10,800 Image
2 Brigham Young University-Hawaii $11,600 Image
3 Southwestern Christian University $13,100 Image