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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 United States Military Academy $0 Image
2 Yale University $8,600 Image
3 Swarthmore College $9,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 College of the Ozarks $11,000 Image
2 Lee University $12,500 Image
3 Cottey College $12,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Central Christian College of Kansas $12,400 Image
2 Lee University $12,500 Image
3 University of Minnesota-Crookston $12,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Northwest Indian College $9,800 Image
2 Valley City State University (in-state) $12,400 Image
3 Bellevue University $13,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Pomona College $12,000 Image
2 Central Christian College of Kansas $12,400 Image
3 Wilberforce University $13,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Washington and Lee University $9,600 Image
2 Lee University $12,500 Image
3 Brigham Young University-Provo $13,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Columbia University in the City of New York $5,500 Image
2 Harvard University $7,000 Image
3 Swarthmore College $9,400 Image
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