Most Affordable Colleges by State for 2020

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 Selma University $12,300 Image
2 Auburn University at Montgomery (in-state) $13,400 Image
3 University of West Alabama (in-state) $15,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Dine College $10,600 Image
2 Northern Arizona University (in-state) $15,200 Image
3 Arizona State University-West (in-state) $16,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of the West $10,000 Image
2 University of California-Davis (in-state) $11,500 Image
3 California Institute of Technology $12,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Yale University $6,600 Image
2 Wesleyan University $12,600 Image
3 Southern Connecticut State University (in-state) $16,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Lewis-Clark State College (in-state) $11,500 Image
2 University of Idaho (in-state) $16,100 Image
3 Boise State University (in-state) $18,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Berea College $8,800 Image
2 Brescia University $14,000 Image
3 Alice Lloyd College $15,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Colby College $8,300 Image
2 Bates College $10,400 Image
3 University of Maine at Machias (in-state) $11,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology $6,300 Image
2 Harvard University $7,000 Image
3 Wellesley College $8,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Ferris State University (in-state) $12,800 Image
2 Lake Superior State University $14,200 Image
3 Grace Bible College $15,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Macalester College $12,300 Image
2 University of Minnesota-Crookston $13,500 Image
3 Southwest Minnesota State University $14,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Rust College $11,500 Image
2 Mississippi University for Women (in-state) $12,600 Image
3 Blue Mountain College $13,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Calvary University $8,900 Image
2 College of the Ozarks $10,300 Image
3 Washington University in St Louis $12,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Dartmouth College $12,700 Image
2 Keene State College (in-state) $18,800 Image
3 Plymouth State University (in-state) $22,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Rutgers University-New Brunswick (in-state) $10,300 Image
2 Princeton University $12,600 Image
3 Drew University $19,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Sitting Bull College $8,400 Image
2 United Tribes Technical College $8,600 Image
3 Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College $9,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Gods Bible School and College $10,400 Image
2 Kenyon College $14,300 Image
3 Wilberforce University $14,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Portland State University (in-state, no-board) $13,100 Image
2 Reed College $14,000 Image
3 Oregon Institute of Technology (in-state) $18,200 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Swarthmore College $9,200 Image
2 Haverford College $9,800 Image
3 Bryn Mawr College $17,200 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Brown University $15,900 Image
2 Rhode Island College (in-state) $17,900 Image
3 University of Rhode Island (in-state) $21,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Lander University (in-state) $15,700 Image
2 Citadel Military College of South Carolina (in-state) $16,300 Image
3 Allen University $16,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Vanderbilt University $9,900 Image
2 Le Moyne-Owen College $11,400 Image
3 Southern Adventist University $14,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Middlebury College $14,100 Image
2 University of Vermont (in-state) $16,200 Image
3 Marlboro College $17,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Washington and Lee University $8,400 Image
2 University of Richmond $8,600 Image
3 Eastern Mennonite University $11,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Concord University (in-state) $12,500 Image
2 Marshall University (in-state) $13,100 Image
3 Fairmont State University (in-state) $15,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Wyoming (in-state) $13,000 Image
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