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 $11,500 Image
2 University of West Alabama (in-state) $15,500 Image
3 Talladega College $15,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Dine College $9,400 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 $7,500 Image
3 Harvey Mudd College $8,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Yale University $7,100 Image
2 Wesleyan University $11,300 Image
3 University of Connecticut (in-state) $19,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Idaho (in-state) $13,100 Image
2 Lewis-Clark State College (in-state) $13,400 Image
3 Boise State University (in-state) $15,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Northwestern University $11,300 Image
2 Blackburn College $11,900 Image
3 University of Illinois at Chicago (in-state) $14,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Grinnell College $8,700 Image
2 Emmaus Bible College $11,800 Image
3 Iowa State University (in-state) $13,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Haskell Indian Nations University $7,600 Image
2 Pittsburg State University (in-state) $11,700 Image
3 Newman University $13,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Morehead State University (in-state) $14,500 Image
2 Alice Lloyd College $14,600 Image
3 Northern Kentucky University (in-state) $15,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Bates College $13,700 Image
2 Colby College $13,800 Image
3 University of Maine at Presque Isle (in-state) $14,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Harvard University $7,000 Image
2 Wellesley College $7,300 Image
3 Amherst College $8,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Ferris State University (in-state) $13,400 Image
2 Marygrove College $14,100 Image
3 Central Michigan University (in-state) $15,400 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 $12,700 Image
2 Blue Mountain College $12,800 Image
3 Delta State University $15,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Bellevue University $13,400 Image
2 Wayne State College (in-state) $13,600 Image
3 Peru State College $14,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Keene State College (in-state) $12,900 Image
2 Dartmouth College $15,700 Image
3 Plymouth State University (in-state) $21,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Princeton University $7,200 Image
2 Rutgers University-New Brunswick (in-state) $9,700 Image
3 Centenary University $20,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Sitting Bull College $8,000 Image
2 United Tribes Technical College $9,200 Image
3 Mayville State University (in-state) $12,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Gods Bible School and College $10,600 Image
2 Wilberforce University $13,800 Image
3 Kenyon College $14,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Reed College $14,100 Image
2 Portland State University (in-state, off-campus) $15,200 Image
3 Eastern Oregon University (in-state) $16,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Swarthmore College $11,700 Image
2 Haverford College $14,700 Image
3 Lehigh University $14,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Rhode Island College (in-state) $17,300 Image
2 University of Rhode Island (in-state) $21,000 Image
3 Brown University $21,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Northern State University (in-state) $17,400 Image
2 Black Hills State University (in-state) $17,700 Image
3 University of Sioux Falls $19,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Tennessee Wesleyan University $9,500 Image
2 Vanderbilt University $10,800 Image
3 Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences $11,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Vermont (in-state) $6,200 Image
2 Middlebury College $11,200 Image
3 Marlboro College $16,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Washington and Lee University $8,600 Image
2 Virginia Military Institute (in-state) $11,700 Image
3 University of Richmond $13,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Wyoming (in-state) $13,800 Image
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