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Middle Class Affordability Rankings™ by State for 2023

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 A - M University (in-state) $15,500 Image
2 Troy University (in-state) $15,600 Image
3 Alabama State University (in-state) $15,900 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Lyon College $13,300 Image
1 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (in-state) $13,300 Image
3 Arkansas Tech University (in-state) $14,200 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Yale University $7,600 Image
2 Wesleyan University $12,300 Image
3 Trinity College $14,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Dalton State College (in-state) $10,900 Image
2 Savannah State University (in-state) $12,400 Image
3 Paine College $12,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Idaho (in-state) $13,000 Image
2 Lewis-Clark State College (in-state) $15,600 Image
3 Idaho State University (in-state) $20,200 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Chicago $13,400 Image
2 Governors State University (in-state) $13,600 Image
3 Eastern Illinois University (in-state) $14,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Saint Ambrose University $12,600 Image
2 Grinnell College $14,700 Image
3 Emmaus Bible College $15,200 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Kentucky State University (in-state) $9,000 Image
2 Berea College $10,500 Image
3 Northern Kentucky University (in-state) $13,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Harvard University $5,900 Image
2 Williams College $8,800 Image
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology $10,000 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Southwest Minnesota State University $14,600 Image
2 University of Minnesota-Morris (in-state) $17,200 Image
3 Carleton College $17,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Rust College $9,800 Image
2 William Carey University $13,300 Image
3 Tougaloo College $14,100 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Urshan College $9,500 Image
2 College of the Ozarks $9,600 Image
3 Washington University in St Louis $11,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Dartmouth College $15,700 Image
2 University of New Hampshire at Manchester (in-state) $18,700 Image
3 Keene State College (in-state) $18,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Sitting Bull College $8,800 Image
2 United Tribes Technical College $9,000 Image
3 Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College $9,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Reed College $15,100 Image
2 Eastern Oregon University (in-state) $17,800 Image
3 Portland State University (in-state) $20,300 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Brown University $9,700 Image
2 Rhode Island College (in-state) $18,800 Image
3 University of Rhode Island (in-state) $23,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Clinton College $9,700 Image
2 Benedict College $12,400 Image
3 Allen University $14,600 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Northern State University (in-state) $19,300 Image
2 Dakota State University (in-state) $20,400 Image
2 Mount Marty University $20,400 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 Le Moyne-Owen College $9,900 Image
2 Baptist Health Sciences University $10,700 Image
3 Vanderbilt University $10,800 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 South Texas College (in-state, off-campus) $8,400 Image
2 Midland College (in-state) $9,000 Image
3 Paul Quinn College $9,500 Image
Rank College Name Typical Net Price
1 University of Wyoming (in-state) $15,400 Image
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