Most Affordable Colleges by State for 2019

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 University of West Alabama (in-state) $15,500 Image
3 Troy University (in-state) $16,200 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Dine College $9,500 Image
2 Arizona State University-West (in-state) $15,200 Image
3 Arizona State University-Tempe (in-state) $15,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Stanford University $7,200 Image
2 Pomona College $8,400 Image
3 Soka University of America $10,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Yale University $7,700 Image
2 Wesleyan University $11,300 Image
3 Connecticut College $14,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Lewis-Clark State College (in-state) $13,400 Image
2 Boise State University (in-state) $15,400 Image
3 University of Idaho (in-state) $16,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Blackburn College $14,600 Image
2 Northwestern University $15,200 Image
3 Eastern Illinois University (in-state) $15,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Grinnell College $8,700 Image
2 Emmaus Bible College $12,400 Image
3 Iowa State University (in-state) $14,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Berea College $7,900 Image
2 Brescia University $13,500 Image
3 Morehead State University (in-state) $14,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Colby College $8,800 Image
2 University of Maine at Presque Isle (in-state) $14,100 Image
3 Bates College $14,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology $6,700 Image
2 Harvard University $7,000 Image
3 Wellesley College $7,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Minnesota-Crookston $11,500 Image
2 Bemidji State University $15,000 Image
2 Southwest Minnesota State University $15,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Rust College $13,400 Image
2 Blue Mountain College $13,500 Image
3 Delta State University $14,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Nebraska at Kearney (in-state) $13,100 Image
2 Wayne State College (in-state) $13,600 Image
3 Bellevue University $13,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Dartmouth College $15,800 Image
2 Keene State College (in-state) $19,600 Image
3 Plymouth State University (in-state) $22,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Elizabeth City State University (in-state) $8,500 Image
2 Fayetteville State University (in-state) $10,100 Image
3 Davidson College $13,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Sitting Bull College $8,000 Image
2 United Tribes Technical College $9,400 Image
3 Mayville State University (in-state) $12,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Gods Bible School and College $11,500 Image
2 Wilberforce University $14,600 Image
3 Kenyon College $14,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Reed College $14,100 Image
2 Portland State University (in-state, no-board) $15,200 Image
3 Eastern Oregon University (in-state) $16,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Lehigh University $7,900 Image
2 University of Pennsylvania (in-state) $11,900 Image
3 Swarthmore College $12,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Brown University $13,600 Image
2 Rhode Island College (in-state) $17,300 Image
3 University of Rhode Island (in-state) $21,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Clinton College $11,300 Image
2 Citadel Military College of South Carolina (in-state) $13,600 Image
3 Lander University (in-state) $16,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Tennessee Wesleyan University $9,700 Image
2 Lee University $11,300 Image
3 Vanderbilt University $11,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Vermont (in-state) $6,200 Image
2 Middlebury College $13,400 Image
3 Marlboro College $17,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Wyoming (in-state) $13,300 Image
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