Most Affordable Colleges by State for 2017

Middle Class Affordability Rankings™ by State
College Raptor ranks the most affordable colleges by state, based on the estimated net price at each institution for a “typical” middle class family.

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 Alabama State University (in-state) $10,300 Image
2 Troy University (in-state) $14,300 Image
3 University of West Alabama (in-state) $14,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 United States Coast Guard Academy $0 Image
2 Yale University $7,800 Image
3 Wesleyan University $13,200 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Gallaudet University $15,700 Image
2 Georgetown University $19,000 Image
3 Trinity Washington University $21,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Delaware State University (in-state) $20,800 Image
2 University of Delaware (in-state) $21,000 Image
3 Wesley College $24,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 The Baptist College of Florida $9,700 Image
2 Hobe Sound Bible College $9,900 Image
3 Edward Waters College $14,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Idaho (in-state) $15,400 Image
2 Boise State University (in-state) $15,700 Image
3 Lewis-Clark State College (in-state) $16,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Illinois at Springfield (in-state) $13,300 Image
2 Blackburn College $15,500 Image
3 University of Chicago $16,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Kentucky State University (in-state) $9,900 Image
2 Brescia University $10,500 Image
3 Alice Lloyd College $13,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Bowdoin College $10,500 Image
2 Colby College $10,600 Image
3 University of Maine at Presque Isle (in-state) $13,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Harvard University $7,000 Image
2 Amherst College $10,200 Image
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology $12,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Cleary University $11,700 Image
2 Grace Bible College $13,900 Image
3 Lake Superior State University (in-state) $14,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Carleton College $10,400 Image
2 Bemidji State University $14,500 Image
3 Saint Cloud State University (in-state) $15,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Rust College $11,100 Image
2 Mississippi Valley State University $11,700 Image
3 Blue Mountain College $12,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Missouri Southern State University (in-state) $12,300 Image
2 Lincoln University (in-state) $12,900 Image
3 College of the Ozarks $14,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Bellevue University $11,700 Image
2 Chadron State College (in-state) $12,200 Image
3 Wayne State College (in-state) $12,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Nevada-Las Vegas (in-state) $17,900 Image
2 University of Nevada-Reno (in-state) $21,000 Image
3 Sierra Nevada College $30,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Dartmouth College $14,700 Image
2 Keene State College (in-state) $20,200 Image
3 Plymouth State University (in-state) $22,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Princeton University $4,400 Image
2 Caldwell University $16,300 Image
3 Georgian Court University $20,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Sitting Bull College $8,000 Image
2 United Tribes Technical College $10,100 Image
3 Dickinson State University (in-state) $12,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Gods Bible School and College $9,100 Image
2 Central State University (in-state) $12,700 Image
3 Kenyon College $13,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Haverford College $12,700 Image
2 Gwynedd Mercy University $15,000 Image
3 Bryn Athyn College of the New Church $15,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Rhode Island College (in-state) $15,700 Image
2 Brown University $16,800 Image
3 University of Rhode Island (in-state) $20,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Clinton College $9,100 Image
2 Lander University (in-state) $15,300 Image
3 Francis Marion University (in-state) $16,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Vanderbilt University $10,700 Image
2 Le Moyne-Owen College $11,800 Image
3 Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences $13,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Dixie State University (in-state) $12,700 Image
1 Snow College (in-state) $12,700 Image
3 Brigham Young University-Provo $13,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of the Virgin Islands (in-state) $18,200 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Middlebury College $14,100 Image
2 Green Mountain College $17,500 Image
3 College of St Joseph $18,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 West Virginia State University (in-state) $12,900 Image
2 Marshall University (in-state) $13,300 Image
3 Concord University (in-state) $14,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Wyoming (in-state) $12,500 Image