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100 Cheapest Colleges in America

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Our list of the 100 Cheapest Colleges in America is broken down by net price, aka what the average student will pay for everything—tuition, room & board, and fees— after accounting for scholarships and grants.

College Name Net Price Niche Overall Grade Location Student Population Acceptance Rate
College Name South Texas College
Net Price $1,320
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location McAllen, TX
Student Population 9,650
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $1,640
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Carson, CA
Student Population 8,796
Acceptance Rate 42.34%
Net Price $1,807
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Fort Pierce, FL
Student Population 5,950
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
College Name Berea College
Net Price $1,990
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Berea, KY
Student Population 1,578
Acceptance Rate 33.66%
Net Price $2,280
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Phoenix, AZ
Student Population 996
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
College Name CUNY Lehman College
Net Price $2,327
Niche Overall Grade B
Location The Bronx, NY
Student Population 5,925
Acceptance Rate 28.91%
Net Price $2,467
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Lake Worth, FL
Student Population 7,732
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $2,490
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Elizabeth City, NC
Student Population 1,633
Acceptance Rate 49.00%
Net Price $2,735
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Los Angeles, CA
Student Population 17,745
Acceptance Rate 61.07%
Net Price $2,939
Niche Overall Grade C-
Location Crownpoint, NM
Student Population 1,367
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $3,006
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Edinburg, TX
Student Population 13,455
Acceptance Rate 62.80%
College Name Oglala Lakota College
Net Price $3,141
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Kyle, SD
Student Population 794
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $3,603
Niche Overall Grade C-
Location Bainbridge, GA
Student Population 929
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $4,392
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Kings Point, NY
Student Population 939
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
College Name Chipola College
Net Price $4,418
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Marianna, FL
Student Population 871
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $4,577
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Panama City, FL
Student Population 2,213
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $4,639
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Laredo, TX
Student Population 4,279
Acceptance Rate 46.70%
Net Price $4,653
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Leesburg, FL
Student Population 1,307
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $4,674
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Lawrence, KS
Student Population 787
Acceptance Rate 58.10%
Net Price $4,677
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Lake City, FL
Student Population 831
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
College Name Schoolcraft College
Net Price $4,701
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Livonia, MI
Student Population 3,793
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $4,807
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Lakewood, WA
Student Population 2,353
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $4,953
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Seattle, WA
Student Population 3,862
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
College Name Daytona State College
Net Price $5,064
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Daytona Beach, FL
Student Population 5,259
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
College Name Brazosport College
Net Price $5,178
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Lake Jackson, TX
Student Population 881
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
College Name Peninsula College
Net Price $5,246
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Port Angeles, WA
Student Population 1,344
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $5,436
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Avon Park, FL
Student Population 958
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $5,542
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Fullerton, CA
Student Population 26,762
Acceptance Rate 44.47%
College Name North Seattle College
Net Price $5,554
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Seattle, WA
Student Population 2,292
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $5,599
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Fresno, CA
Student Population 17,745
Acceptance Rate 59.40%
Net Price $5,607
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location El Paso, TX
Student Population 13,106
Acceptance Rate 99.89%
Net Price $5,690
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Bakersfield, CA
Student Population 6,786
Acceptance Rate 70.60%
Net Price $5,800
Niche Overall Grade C-
Location Cocoa, FL
Student Population 5,650
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
College Name CUNY York College
Net Price $5,856
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location New York City, NY
Student Population 5,121
Acceptance Rate 37.13%
Net Price $5,868
Niche Overall Grade C
Location New Port Richey, FL
Student Population 4,639
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
College Name Valencia College
Net Price $5,872
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Orlando, FL
Student Population 16,437
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $5,879
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Rome, GA
Student Population 2,609
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $5,884
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Chickasha, OK
Student Population 801
Acceptance Rate 67.55%
Net Price $5,888
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Renton, WA
Student Population 1,249
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
College Name Olympic College
Net Price $5,940
Niche Overall Grade C-
Location Bremerton, WA
Student Population 4,108
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $5,993
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location San Bernardino, CA
Student Population 14,796
Acceptance Rate 84.45%
Net Price $6,001
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Kirkland, WA
Student Population 1,776
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $6,058
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Ada, OK
Student Population 2,972
Acceptance Rate 97.19%
Net Price $6,083
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Brownsville, TX
Student Population 5,633
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $6,120
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location New York City, NY
Student Population 10,225
Acceptance Rate 37.31%
College Name Lake Michigan College
Net Price $6,171
Niche Overall Grade C-
Location Benton Harbor, MI
Student Population 1,294
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
College Name Centralia College
Net Price $6,181
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Centralia, WA
Student Population 1,705
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
College Name Dalton State College
Net Price $6,256
Niche Overall Grade C-
Location Dalton, GA
Student Population 3,034
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $6,340
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Turlock, CA
Student Population 6,699
Acceptance Rate 72.72%
Net Price $6,351
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Yakima, WA
Student Population 2,888
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
College Name Langston University
Net Price $6,593
Niche Overall Grade C-
Location Langston, OK
Student Population 1,851
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $6,654
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Tifton, GA
Student Population 2,469
Acceptance Rate 77.26%
College Name South Seattle College
Net Price $6,698
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Seattle, WA
Student Population 2,087
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
College Name CUNY Queens College
Net Price $6,728
Niche Overall Grade B
Location New York City, NY
Student Population 11,079
Acceptance Rate 39.82%
Net Price $6,766
Niche Overall Grade D+
Location Jackson, MI
Student Population 2,226
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
College Name Utah Valley University
Net Price $6,766
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Orem, UT
Student Population 16,259
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $6,780
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Oklahoma City, OK
Student Population 2,175
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
College Name St. Augustine College
Net Price $6,817
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Chicago, IL
Student Population 1,118
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $6,823
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Palatka, FL
Student Population 2,175
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $6,848
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Fayetteville, NC
Student Population 3,935
Acceptance Rate 50.32%
Net Price $6,895
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Waterbury, CT
Student Population 1,930
Acceptance Rate 65.83%
Net Price $6,913
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Monroe, NY
Student Population 1,634
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $6,931
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Jersey City, NJ
Student Population 4,689
Acceptance Rate 76.59%
College Name Darton State College
Net Price $6,973
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Albany, GA
Student Population 2,629
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $7,003
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Itta Bena, MS
Student Population 1,652
Acceptance Rate 16.33%
Net Price $7,018
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Old Westbury, NY
Student Population 3,670
Acceptance Rate 62.35%
Net Price $7,020
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Keyser, WV
Student Population 1,235
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $7,033
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Brooklyn, NY
Student Population 10,587
Acceptance Rate 72.78%
Net Price $7,063
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Kahului, HI
Student Population 1,325
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $7,125
Niche Overall Grade B
Location New York City, NY
Student Population 9,430
Acceptance Rate 38.06%
Net Price $7,132
Niche Overall Grade D+
Location Swainsboro, GA
Student Population 2,277
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $7,144
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Bellingham, WA
Student Population 527
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $7,173
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Jacksonville, FL
Student Population 7,819
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
College Name Columbia Basin College
Net Price $7,207
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Pasco, WA
Student Population 3,565
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $7,211
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Tahlequah, OK
Student Population 5,045
Acceptance Rate 75.01%
College Name CUNY Brooklyn College
Net Price $7,220
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Brooklyn, NY
Student Population 9,897
Acceptance Rate 35.33%
College Name Concord University
Net Price $7,224
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Athens, WV
Student Population 2,031
Acceptance Rate 37.76%
Net Price $7,325
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Montgomery, WV
Student Population 978
Acceptance Rate 61.92%
College Name Clark College
Net Price $7,379
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Vancouver, WA
Student Population 5,254
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
College Name Bellevue College
Net Price $7,425
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Bellevue, WA
Student Population 6,556
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $7,433
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Shreveport, LA
Student Population 1,967
Acceptance Rate 76.67%
Net Price $7,436
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Houston, TX
Student Population 7,069
Acceptance Rate 84.17%
Net Price $7,446
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Sacramento, CA
Student Population 21,352
Acceptance Rate 72.65%
Net Price $7,452
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Pine Bluff, AR
Student Population 2,188
Acceptance Rate 38.68%
Net Price $7,455
Niche Overall Grade NULL
Location Celina, OH
Student Population 761
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
College Name St. Petersburg College
Net Price $7,499
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Clearwater, FL
Student Population 9,123
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $7,508
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Des Moines, WA
Student Population 3,734
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $7,531
Niche Overall Grade C
Location New Orleans, LA
Student Population 1,189
Acceptance Rate 20.70%
Net Price $7,563
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Gary, IN
Student Population 3,114
Acceptance Rate 76.78%
Net Price $7,568
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Pensacola, FL
Student Population 3,888
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $7,595
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Zanesville, OH
Student Population 902
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $7,618
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Las Vegas, NV
Student Population 9,289
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $7,654
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Los Angeles, CA
Student Population 29,341
Acceptance Rate 52.86%
Net Price $7,672
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Long Beach, CA
Student Population 27,227
Acceptance Rate 35.46%
Net Price $7,679
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Fort Smith, AR
Student Population 4,790
Acceptance Rate 56.29%
Net Price $7,715
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Anchorage, AK
Student Population 7,484
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Net Price $7,725
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location San Marcos, CA
Student Population 9,666
Acceptance Rate 61.80%
Net Price $7,737
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Winston-Salem, NC
Student Population 4,098
Acceptance Rate 60.16%
Net Price $7,791
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Groton, CT
Student Population 589
Acceptance Rate 63.92%
Net Price $7,820
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Kapolei, HI
Student Population 1,209
Acceptance Rate 70.90%
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100 Cheapest Colleges in America