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Middle Class Affordability Rankings™ by Major for 2024

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 Washington University in St Louis $6,900 Image
2 Menlo College $7,300 Image
3 Elizabeth City State University $7,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Cornell University $8,200 Image
1 Cornell University $8,200 Image
3 Oklahoma Panhandle State University $8,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Harvard University $5,900 Image
2 Colby College $6,800 Image
3 Swarthmore College $6,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Covenant College $5,600 Image
2 Harvard University $5,900 Image
3 Swarthmore College $6,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Swarthmore College $6,900 Image
1 Washington University in St Louis $6,900 Image
3 Yale University $7,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Harvard University $5,900 Image
2 Washington University in St Louis $6,900 Image
3 Yale University $7,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Grinnell College $7,800 Image
2 CUNY City College (no-board) $8,100 Image
3 Cornell University $8,200 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Covenant College $5,600 Image
2 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College (no-board) $8,100 Image
3 Millikin University $8,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 United States Military Academy $0 Image
2 Covenant College $5,600 Image
3 Swarthmore College $6,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Covenant College $5,600 Image
2 Colby College $6,800 Image
3 Swarthmore College $6,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 United States Naval Academy $0 Image
2 Harvard University $5,900 Image
3 Colby College $6,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Covenant College $5,600 Image
2 Colby College $6,800 Image
2 Haskell Indian Nations University $6,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Harvard University $5,900 Image
2 Colby College $6,800 Image
3 Swarthmore College $6,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Colby College $6,800 Image
2 Swarthmore College $6,900 Image
2 Washington University in St Louis $6,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Washington University in St Louis $6,900 Image
2 University of Guam $8,300 Image
3 College of the Ozarks $9,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Cornell University $8,200 Image
1 Cornell University $8,200 Image
3 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign $9,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Harvard University $5,900 Image
2 Hobe Sound Bible College $7,300 Image
2 Yale University $7,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Millikin University $8,300 Image
2 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign $9,500 Image
3 Dalton State College $10,200 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Covenant College $5,600 Image
2 Washington University in St Louis $6,900 Image
3 Menlo College $7,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology $7,400 Image
2 Pomona College $7,700 Image
3 Brown University $8,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Covenant College $5,600 Image
2 Colby College $6,800 Image
3 Washington University in St Louis $6,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Covenant College $5,600 Image
2 Harvard University $5,900 Image
3 Colby College $6,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Harvard University $5,900 Image
2 Colby College $6,800 Image
3 Swarthmore College $6,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 United States Military Academy $0 Image
2 Covenant College $5,600 Image
3 Harvard University $5,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Swarthmore College $6,900 Image
2 Johns Hopkins University $7,900 Image
3 Cornell University $8,200 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Grayson College $7,500 Image
2 Florida Gateway College $7,900 Image
3 Grayson College $8,200 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Swarthmore College $6,900 Image
2 Pomona College $7,700 Image
3 Grinnell College $7,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 United States Air Force Academy $0 Image
2 Harvard University $5,900 Image
3 Swarthmore College $6,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Elizabeth City State University $7,800 Image
2 Millikin University $8,300 Image
2 University of Guam $8,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 United States Military Academy $0 Image
2 Covenant College $5,600 Image
3 Harvard University $5,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 CUNY Brooklyn College (off-campus) $8,300 Image
1 Millikin University $8,300 Image
1 University of Guam $8,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Covenant College $5,600 Image
2 Elizabeth City State University $7,800 Image
3 Rice University $7,900 Image
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