Most Affordable Colleges by State for 2018

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
$40,000

× 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) $10,400 Image
2 Troy University (in-state) $14,200 Image
3 University of West Alabama (in-state) $14,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 California Institute of Technology $6,600 Image
2 Pomona College $7,000 Image
2 Stanford University $7,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Yale University $10,300 Image
2 University of Connecticut (in-state) $18,300 Image
3 Southern Connecticut State University (in-state) $18,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Gallaudet University $15,100 Image
2 Georgetown University $19,500 Image
3 Trinity Washington University $20,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 The Baptist College of Florida $9,300 Image
2 Hobe Sound Bible College $9,400 Image
3 Edward Waters College $13,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Idaho (in-state) $15,300 Image
2 Lewis-Clark State College (in-state) $16,300 Image
3 Boise State University (in-state) $16,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Olivet Nazarene University $9,600 Image
2 University of Illinois at Springfield (in-state) $13,100 Image
3 Blackburn College $13,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Haskell Indian Nations University $8,100 Image
2 Donnelly College $12,800 Image
3 Washburn University (in-state) $13,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Kentucky State University (in-state) $7,700 Image
2 Brescia University $10,400 Image
3 Alice Lloyd College $12,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Franklin W Olin College of Engineering $4,600 Image
2 Harvard University $7,000 Image
3 Amherst College $10,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Sacred Heart Major Seminary $10,100 Image
2 Cleary University $10,900 Image
3 Ferris State University (in-state) $11,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Carleton College $10,700 Image
2 Bemidji State University $14,300 Image
3 Southwest Minnesota State University $14,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Rust College $10,800 Image
2 Mississippi Valley State University $11,700 Image
3 Blue Mountain College $12,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Missouri Southern State University (in-state) $12,200 Image
2 Lincoln University (in-state) $12,800 Image
3 Calvary University $13,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Bellevue University $11,500 Image
2 Chadron State College (in-state) $12,300 Image
3 Wayne State College (in-state) $12,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Nevada-Las Vegas (in-state) $18,000 Image
2 University of Nevada-Reno (in-state) $21,000 Image
3 Sierra Nevada College $30,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Dartmouth College $16,400 Image
2 Keene State College (in-state) $20,100 Image
3 Plymouth State University (in-state) $23,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Princeton University $5,300 Image
2 Caldwell University $16,700 Image
3 Stockton University (in-state) $20,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Sitting Bull College $7,600 Image
2 Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College $8,400 Image
3 United Tribes Technical College $9,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Gods Bible School and College $8,700 Image
2 Central State University (in-state) $12,000 Image
3 Kenyon College $13,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Oregon Institute of Technology (in-state) $16,900 Image
2 Multnomah University $17,300 Image
3 Concordia University-Portland $17,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Haverford College $12,800 Image
2 University of Pennsylvania (in-state) $13,700 Image
3 Gwynedd Mercy University $14,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Rhode Island College (in-state) $16,300 Image
2 Brown University $17,300 Image
3 University of Rhode Island (in-state) $20,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Clinton College $8,900 Image
2 Lander University (in-state) $15,500 Image
3 Francis Marion University (in-state) $16,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Vanderbilt University $11,700 Image
2 Le Moyne-Owen College $12,300 Image
3 Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences $12,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Brigham Young University-Provo $12,300 Image
2 Dixie State University (in-state) $13,000 Image
3 Utah State University (in-state) $13,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 College of St Joseph $17,400 Image
2 Middlebury College $18,100 Image
3 Lyndon State College (in-state) $18,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Wyoming (in-state) $12,300 Image