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Middle Class Affordability Rankings™ by State for 2021

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) $14,100 Image
2 Judson College $16,400 Image
3 Talladega College $16,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Dine College $12,000 Image
2 Northern Arizona University (in-state) $15,300 Image
3 Arizona State University-Skysong (in-state) $18,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Henderson State University (in-state) $11,300 Image
2 Arkansas Tech University (in-state) $12,300 Image
3 Hendrix College $12,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Stanford University $5,800 Image
2 Soka University of America $6,800 Image
3 Santa Monica College (in-state, off-campus) $7,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Yale University $6,400 Image
2 Trinity College $16,000 Image
3 Eastern Connecticut State University (in-state) $18,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Lewis-Clark State College (in-state) $12,500 Image
2 University of Idaho (in-state) $13,100 Image
3 Boise State University (in-state) $19,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Berea College $9,800 Image
2 Kentucky State University (in-state) $12,400 Image
3 Brescia University $14,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Colby College $7,800 Image
2 University of Maine at Machias (in-state) $10,100 Image
3 University of Maine at Fort Kent (in-state) $11,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Harvard University $5,900 Image
2 Wellesley College $11,800 Image
3 Massachusetts Maritime Academy (in-state) $12,200 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Henry Ford College (in-state, off-campus) $8,700 Image
2 Oakland University (in-state) $12,300 Image
3 Grace Christian University $12,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Southwest Minnesota State University $15,100 Image
2 Bemidji State University $15,400 Image
3 Saint Cloud State University (in-state) $15,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Mississippi University for Women $12,400 Image
2 Blue Mountain College $13,600 Image
3 Rust College $13,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Wayne State College (in-state) $13,800 Image
2 College of Saint Mary $13,900 Image
3 Peru State College $14,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Sitting Bull College $7,800 Image
2 United Tribes Technical College $9,000 Image
3 Dickinson State University (in-state) $10,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Kenyon College $10,200 Image
2 Gods Bible School and College $10,400 Image
3 Central State University (in-state) $11,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Portland State University (in-state) $14,400 Image
2 Reed College $14,800 Image
3 Eastern Oregon University (in-state) $17,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania (in-state) $10,100 Image
2 Swarthmore College $14,100 Image
3 Bryn Mawr College $15,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Brown University $18,000 Image
2 Rhode Island College (in-state) $19,100 Image
3 University of Rhode Island (in-state) $22,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Citadel Military College of South Carolina (in-state) $14,100 Image
2 Lander University (in-state) $14,300 Image
3 Benedict College $14,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Black Hills State University (in-state) $18,200 Image
2 Northern State University (in-state) $18,400 Image
3 Mount Marty University $19,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Le Moyne-Owen College $10,500 Image
2 Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences $12,300 Image
3 Lane College $12,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Washington and Lee University $7,800 Image
2 University of Virginia-Main Campus (in-state) $10,400 Image
3 University of Richmond $13,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Wyoming (in-state) $14,000 Image
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