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 $5,200 Image
2 Harvard University $7,000 Image
3 University of Chicago $7,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Harvard University $7,000 Image
2 University of Chicago $7,500 Image
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology $9,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 United States Military Academy $0 Image
2 Gwynedd Mercy University $5,700 Image
3 Bellevue University $10,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Wiley College $14,500 Image
2 York College $14,800 Image
3 Talladega College $15,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Pennsylvania $12,900 Image
2 Alderson Broaddus University $18,300 Image
3 Paine College $18,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Stanford University $5,200 Image
2 Carleton College $8,000 Image
3 Pomona College $8,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 United States Military Academy $0 Image
2 Harvard University $7,000 Image
3 University of Chicago $7,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Stanford University $5,200 Image
2 Harvard University $7,000 Image
3 Carleton College $8,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Gwynedd Mercy University $5,700 Image
2 Bellevue University $10,800 Image
3 Southwestern Christian University $13,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 United States Military Academy $0 Image
2 Stanford University $5,200 Image
3 University of Chicago $7,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 United States Air Force Academy $0 Image
2 University of Pennsylvania $12,900 Image
3 Haverford College $13,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Harvard University $7,000 Image
2 University of Chicago $7,500 Image
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology $9,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Pomona College $8,100 Image
2 Princeton University $8,900 Image
3 Dartmouth College $10,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Northwestern University $13,500 Image
2 Johns Hopkins University $15,200 Image
3 Campbellsville University $16,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 United States Air Force Academy $0 Image
2 Harvard University $7,000 Image
3 University of Chicago $7,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Brigham Young University-Hawaii $11,600 Image
2 Le Moyne-Owen College $12,100 Image
3 Rust College $13,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 United States Military Academy $0 Image
2 Stanford University $5,200 Image
3 Carleton College $8,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Universidad Adventista de las Antillas $12,000 Image
2 Le Moyne-Owen College $12,100 Image
3 Vanderbilt University $12,200 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