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
$40,000

× 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 $8,400 Image
2 Auburn University at Montgomery (in-state) $12,800 Image
3 University of West Alabama (in-state) $15,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Claremont McKenna College $6,600 Image
1 Stanford University $6,600 Image
3 California Institute of Technology $10,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Yale University $5,600 Image
2 University of Connecticut (in-state) $19,200 Image
3 Eastern Connecticut State University (in-state) $19,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Idaho (in-state) $13,200 Image
2 Lewis-Clark State College (in-state) $13,600 Image
3 Boise State University (in-state) $15,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Northwestern University $11,600 Image
2 Blackburn College $14,500 Image
3 Eastern Illinois University (in-state) $14,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Grinnell College $8,600 Image
2 Emmaus Bible College $11,300 Image
3 Iowa State University (in-state) $13,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Brescia University $14,400 Image
2 Morehead State University (in-state) $14,500 Image
3 Alice Lloyd College $14,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 United States Naval Academy $0 Image
2 Morgan State University (in-state) $13,500 Image
3 Johns Hopkins University $14,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Harvard University $7,000 Image
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology $9,100 Image
3 Amherst College $11,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Rust College $12,700 Image
2 Blue Mountain College $12,900 Image
3 Delta State University $14,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Bellevue University $13,400 Image
2 Wayne State College (in-state) $13,500 Image
3 Peru State College $14,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Dartmouth College $15,500 Image
2 Keene State College (in-state) $19,400 Image
3 Plymouth State University (in-state) $21,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Princeton University $7,600 Image
2 Thomas Edison State University (in-state, off-campus) $15,400 Image
3 Saint Peter's University $20,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Sitting Bull College $7,700 Image
2 United Tribes Technical College $9,100 Image
3 Mayville State University (in-state) $11,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Gods Bible School and College $10,400 Image
2 Wilberforce University $13,900 Image
3 Kenyon College $15,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Reed College $14,800 Image
2 Portland State University (in-state, off-campus) $15,000 Image
3 Eastern Oregon University (in-state) $16,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Haverford College $14,700 Image
2 University of Pennsylvania (in-state) $14,800 Image
3 Lehigh University $15,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Brown University $12,400 Image
2 Rhode Island College (in-state) $17,000 Image
3 University of Rhode Island (in-state) $20,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Columbia College $13,000 Image
2 Citadel Military College of South Carolina (in-state) $13,200 Image
3 Clinton College $15,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Black Hills State University (in-state) $17,600 Image
2 Northern State University (in-state) $17,800 Image
3 University of Sioux Falls $19,200 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Tennessee Wesleyan University $9,200 Image
2 Vanderbilt University $11,600 Image
3 Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences $11,700 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Middlebury College $13,700 Image
2 Marlboro College $16,100 Image
3 College of St Joseph $18,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Wyoming (in-state) $13,700 Image