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Middle Class Affordability Rankings™ by Major for 2020

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
$50,000

× 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 $6,500 Image
2 Harvard University $7,000 Image
3 University of California-Davis $8,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 New Mexico State University-Main Campus $10,500 Image
2 Johns Hopkins University $10,900 Image
3 Cottey College $12,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 California Lutheran University $6,300 Image
2 Stanford University $6,500 Image
3 Harvard University $7,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 College of the Ozarks $10,300 Image
2 Elizabeth City State University $12,400 Image
3 Brigham Young University-Provo $13,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 College of the Ozarks $10,300 Image
2 Cottey College $12,600 Image
3 University of Minnesota-Crookston $12,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Northwest Indian College $9,800 Image
2 College of the Ozarks $10,300 Image
3 Bellevue University $13,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Pomona College $9,100 Image
2 Central Christian College of Kansas $12,700 Image
3 Pitzer College $14,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 California Lutheran University $6,300 Image
2 Stanford University $6,500 Image
3 Harvard University $7,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Princeton University $8,600 Image
2 Pomona College $9,100 Image
3 Washington and Lee University $9,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of California-Davis $8,100 Image
2 College of the Ozarks $10,300 Image
3 Selma University $12,300 Image
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