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) $10,500 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 $6,800 Image
2 Stanford University $6,900 Image
3 Pomona College $7,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 United States Air Force Academy $0 Image
2 Colorado Mountain College (in-state) $10,800 Image
3 Colorado College $15,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 United States Coast Guard Academy $0 Image
2 Yale University $10,300 Image
3 University of Connecticut (in-state) $18,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Gallaudet University $15,300 Image
2 Georgetown University $19,300 Image
3 Trinity Washington University $20,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 The Baptist College of Florida $9,700 Image
2 Hobe Sound Bible College $9,800 Image
3 Edward Waters College $13,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Idaho (in-state) $15,400 Image
2 Lewis-Clark State College (in-state) $16,400 Image
3 Boise State University (in-state) $16,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Olivet Nazarene University $9,800 Image
2 University of Illinois at Springfield (in-state) $13,100 Image
3 Blackburn College $14,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Brescia University $10,400 Image
2 Alice Lloyd College $13,000 Image
3 Morehead State University (in-state) $14,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Bowdoin College $12,600 Image
2 University of Maine at Presque Isle (in-state) $13,800 Image
3 University of Maine at Fort Kent $14,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Franklin W Olin College of Engineering $5,100 Image
2 Harvard University $7,000 Image
3 Amherst College $10,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Cleary University $10,900 Image
2 Ferris State University (in-state) $11,200 Image
3 Grace Bible College $12,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Carleton College $10,500 Image
2 Bemidji State University $14,500 Image
3 Southwest Minnesota State University $15,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Rust College $10,800 Image
2 Mississippi Valley State University $11,600 Image
3 Blue Mountain College $12,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Bellevue University $11,500 Image
2 Chadron State College (in-state) $12,500 Image
3 Wayne State College (in-state) $12,900 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 $32,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Dartmouth College $16,400 Image
2 Keene State College (in-state) $20,200 Image
3 Plymouth State University (in-state) $22,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Princeton University $5,600 Image
2 Caldwell University $17,300 Image
3 Rowan University (in-state) $21,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Sitting Bull College $8,100 Image
2 United Tribes Technical College $10,100 Image
3 Valley City State University (in-state) $12,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Gods Bible School and College $9,100 Image
2 Central State University (in-state) $12,200 Image
3 Kenyon College $13,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Oregon Institute of Technology (in-state) $17,100 Image
2 Multnomah University $17,300 Image
3 Concordia University-Portland $17,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Haverford College $12,300 Image
2 University of Pennsylvania (in-state) $14,100 Image
3 Gwynedd Mercy University $15,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Rhode Island College (in-state) $16,400 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 $9,100 Image
2 Lander University (in-state) $15,500 Image
3 Francis Marion University (in-state) $16,200 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Vanderbilt University $11,600 Image
2 Le Moyne-Owen College $12,300 Image
3 Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences $12,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Snow College (in-state) $11,600 Image
2 Brigham Young University-Provo $12,500 Image
3 Dixie State University (in-state) $13,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 College of St Joseph $17,700 Image
2 Middlebury College $18,500 Image
3 Green Mountain College $18,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Wyoming (in-state) $12,600 Image