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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 $6,100 Image
2 Northern Arizona University $6,500 Image
3 Harvard University $7,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 California Lutheran University $5,600 Image
2 Northern Arizona University $6,500 Image
3 Harvard University $7,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 United States Military Academy $0 Image
2 Barnard College $8,400 Image
3 Rice University $8,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Wiley College $14,100 Image
2 Wilberforce University $14,600 Image
3 Southwest Minnesota State University $15,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 California Lutheran University $5,600 Image
2 Stanford University $6,100 Image
3 Northern Arizona University $6,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 California Lutheran University $5,600 Image
2 Stanford University $6,100 Image
3 Northern Arizona University $6,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Northern Arizona University $6,500 Image
2 College of the Ozarks $9,000 Image
3 Brigham Young University-Hawaii $11,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Tennessee Wesleyan University $8,600 Image
2 Washington University in St Louis $12,100 Image
3 Bellevue University $13,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Northwest Indian College $10,200 Image
2 Bellevue University $13,900 Image
3 Southwestern Christian University $14,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Minot State University $13,000 Image
2 Bellevue University $13,900 Image
3 Cottey College $14,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 California Lutheran University $5,600 Image
2 Northern Arizona University $6,500 Image
3 Harvard University $7,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Pomona College $12,900 Image
2 Virginia State University (in-state) $13,200 Image
3 Lane College $13,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Princeton University $7,800 Image
2 Barnard College $8,400 Image
3 Rice University $8,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Northern Arizona University $6,500 Image
2 Tennessee Wesleyan University $8,600 Image
3 College of the Ozarks $9,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Harvard University $7,000 Image
2 University of Chicago $11,200 Image
2 Vanderbilt University $11,200 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Northern Arizona University $6,500 Image
2 Tennessee Wesleyan University $8,600 Image
3 College of the Ozarks $9,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Northern Arizona University $6,500 Image
2 Tennessee Wesleyan University $8,600 Image
3 Vanderbilt University $11,200 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 California Lutheran University $5,600 Image
2 Northern Arizona University $6,500 Image
3 Vanderbilt University $11,200 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Rice University $8,600 Image
1 Tennessee Wesleyan University $8,600 Image
3 Elizabeth City State University $11,400 Image
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