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The 100 Cheapest Colleges in America

Looking for the colleges with the lowest price tags? Here they are.

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

rank name Price Niche Grade Location Total Students Acceptance Rate
rank 2
Price $ 0
Niche Grade A+
Location West Point, NY
Total Students 4589
Acceptance Rate 11%
rank 3
Price $588
Niche Grade C
Location Fort Pierce, FL
Total Students 5380
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 4
Price $1,196
Niche Grade B+
Location Berea, KY
Total Students 1631
Acceptance Rate 38%
rank 5
Price $1,610
Niche Grade B-
Location McAllen, TX
Total Students 10854
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 6
Price $1,742
Niche Grade C
Location Spring Valley, NY
Total Students 569
Acceptance Rate 95%
rank 7
Price $2,670
Niche Grade C
Location Brooklyn, NY
Total Students 395
Acceptance Rate 95%
rank 8
Price $3,060
Niche Grade B-
Location Fort Yates, ND
Total Students 224
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 9
Price $3,064
Niche Grade C
Location Lake Worth, FL
Total Students 8112
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 10
Price $3,069
Niche Grade C+
Location Ossining, NY
Total Students 159
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 11
Price $3,099
Niche Grade B-
Location Marianna, FL
Total Students 876
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 12
Price $3,119
Niche Grade A-
Location Kings Point, NY
Total Students 996
Acceptance Rate 22%
rank 13
Price $3,128
Niche Grade C
Location Panama City, FL
Total Students 1886
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 14
Price $3,161
Niche Grade B-
Location Elyria, OH
Total Students 2737
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 15
Price $3,183
Niche Grade C
Location Alpena, MI
Total Students 670
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 16
Price $3,299
Niche Grade C-
Location Dearborn, MI
Total Students 4068
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 17
Price $3,412
Niche Grade C+
Location Elizabeth City, NC
Total Students 1425
Acceptance Rate 59%
rank 18
Price $3,467
Niche Grade B
Location Bronx, NY
Total Students 7794
Acceptance Rate 40%
rank 19
Price $3,477
Niche Grade C+
Location Clearwater, FL
Total Students 8758
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 20
Price $3,498
Niche Grade C
Location Jacksonville, FL
Total Students 7351
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 21
Price $3,530
Niche Grade C+
Location Lawrence, KS
Total Students 698
Acceptance Rate 68%
rank 22
Price $3,577
Niche Grade B-
Location Madison, FL
Total Students 369
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 23
Price $3,599
Niche Grade C+
Location Lake City, FL
Total Students 1218
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 24
Price $3,628
Niche Grade C
Location Tallahassee, FL
Total Students 5922
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 25
Price $3,851
Niche Grade C+
Location Brooklyn, NY
Total Students 147
Acceptance Rate 96%
rank 26
Price $4,069
Niche Grade C
Location Pensacola, FL
Total Students 3785
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 27
Price $4,119
Niche Grade A-
Location New York, NY
Total Students 11495
Acceptance Rate 39%
rank 28
Price $4,194
Niche Grade B-
Location Austin, TX
Total Students 8983
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 29
Price $4,211
Niche Grade B+
Location Brooklyn, NY
Total Students 11142
Acceptance Rate 44%
rank 30
Price $4,319
Niche Grade B
Location Edinburg, TX
Total Students 19128
Acceptance Rate 81%
rank 31
Price $4,324
Niche Grade C
Location Leesburg, FL
Total Students 1671
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 32
Price $4,332
Niche Grade B
Location New York, NY
Total Students 13111
Acceptance Rate 36%
rank 33
Price $4,363
Niche Grade C-
Location Bismarck, ND
Total Students 370
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 34
Price $4,385
Niche Grade C+
Location Brooklyn, NY
Total Students 359
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 35
Price $4,403
Niche Grade B
Location Los Angeles, CA
Total Students 20748
Acceptance Rate 42%
rank 36
Price $4,403
Niche Grade C+
Location San Bruno, CA
Total Students 2357
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 37
Price $4,408
Niche Grade C
Location Cocoa, FL
Total Students 5320
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 38
Price $4,533
Niche Grade B-
Location Carson, CA
Total Students 10745
Acceptance Rate 64%
rank 39
Price $4,674
Niche Grade B
Location New York, NY
Total Students 10248
Acceptance Rate 48%
rank 40
Price $4,691
Niche Grade C-
Location Seattle, WA
Total Students 3623
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 41
Price $4,744
Niche Grade B
Location Laredo, TX
Total Students 5235
Acceptance Rate 52%
rank 42
Price $4,745
Niche Grade B+
Location New York, NY
Total Students 10740
Acceptance Rate 41%
rank 43
Price $4,776
Niche Grade B
Location Queens, NY
Total Students 12201
Acceptance Rate 48%
rank 44
Price $4,892
Niche Grade C+
Location Orlando, FL
Total Students 16101
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 45
Price $4,900
Niche Grade C-
Location New Port Richey, FL
Total Students 4207
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 46
Price $4,909
Niche Grade C-
Location Atlanta, GA
Total Students 906
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 47
Price $4,988
Niche Grade C+
Location Seattle, WA
Total Students 1874
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 48
Price $5,011
Niche Grade C
Location Bellingham, WA
Total Students 377
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 49
Price $5,045
Niche Grade C-
Location Box Elder, MT
Total Students 132
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 50
Price $5,055
Niche Grade C-
Location Swainsboro, GA
Total Students 1999
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 51
Price $5,097
Niche Grade C+
Location Jamaica, NY
Total Students 5085
Acceptance Rate 53%
rank 52
Price $5,124
Niche Grade C
Location Spokane, WA
Total Students 4262
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 53
Price $5,159
Niche Grade C-
Location Crownpoint, NM
Total Students 863
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 54
Price $5,183
Niche Grade C
Location Palatka, FL
Total Students 1881
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 55
Price $5,194
Niche Grade B-
Location Bellingham, WA
Total Students 1441
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 56
Price $5,449
Niche Grade B
Location Brimley, MI
Total Students 192
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 57
Price $5,487
Niche Grade C+
Location Lake Jackson, TX
Total Students 825
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 58
Price $5,524
Niche Grade C+
Location Oceanside, CA
Total Students 5062
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 59
Price $5,621
Niche Grade B-
Location Gary, IN
Total Students 2515
Acceptance Rate 80%
rank 60
Price $5,626
Niche Grade C-
Location Bremerton, WA
Total Students 4024
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 61
Price $5,638
Niche Grade C-
Location Brooklyn, NY
Total Students 10902
Acceptance Rate 75%
rank 62
Price $5,678
Niche Grade C
Location Oklahoma City, OK
Total Students 1628
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 63
Price $5,685
Niche Grade B-
Location Fayetteville, NC
Total Students 4058
Acceptance Rate 68%
rank 64
Price $5,792
Niche Grade C
Location Whittier, CA
Total Students 4630
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 65
Price $5,818
Niche Grade C+
Location Glenwood Springs, CO
Total Students 1679
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 66
Price $5,852
Niche Grade C
Location Lakewood, WA
Total Students 2290
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 67
Price $5,873
Niche Grade C
Location Avon Park, FL
Total Students 976
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 68
Price $5,908
Niche Grade B-
Location Renton, WA
Total Students 1245
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 69
Price $5,976
Niche Grade C
Location New Orleans, LA
Total Students 1404
Acceptance Rate 30%
rank 70
Price $6,017
Niche Grade C-
Location Spokane, WA
Total Students 3561
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 71
Price $6,025
Niche Grade B-
Location Bakersfield, CA
Total Students 7887
Acceptance Rate 23%
rank 72
Price $6,096
Niche Grade C
Location Tacoma, WA
Total Students 3812
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 73
Price $6,112
Niche Grade D+
Location Redding, CA
Total Students 3286
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 74
Price $6,131
Niche Grade C
Location Brooklyn, NY
Total Students 1988
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 75
Price $6,171
Niche Grade C
Location Daytona Beach, FL
Total Students 5366
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 76
Price $6,227
Niche Grade C
Location Santa Monica, CA
Total Students 11035
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 77
Price $6,348
Niche Grade C+
Location Lakewood, WA
Total Students 2643
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 78
Price $6,374
Niche Grade C+
Location Belcourt, ND
Total Students 479
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 79
Price $6,384
Niche Grade C-
Location Terrell, TX
Total Students 80
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 80
Price $6,393
Niche Grade C
Location Miami, FL
Total Students 22292
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 81
Price $6,395
Niche Grade A
Location Philadelphia, PA
Total Students 278
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 82
Price $6,402
Niche Grade C
Location Port Angeles, WA
Total Students 1156
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 83
Price $6,413
Niche Grade C+
Location Saint Clairsville, OH
Total Students 335
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 84
Price $6,448
Niche Grade C-
Location Ocala, FL
Total Students 3016
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 85
Price $6,466
Niche Grade C+
Location Ironton, OH
Total Students 806
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 86
Price $6,484
Niche Grade C
Location Dalton, GA
Total Students 3190
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 87
Price $6,487
Niche Grade C-
Location Fort Myers, FL
Total Students 6072
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 88
Price $6,496
Niche Grade C
Location Aberdeen, WA
Total Students 1283
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 89
Price $6,511
Niche Grade B
Location Walla Walla, WA
Total Students 2270
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 90
Price $6,596
Niche Grade C+
Location Zanesville, OH
Total Students 781
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 91
Price $6,610
Niche Grade C+
Location Rome, GA
Total Students 2882
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 92
Price $6,630
Niche Grade C+
Location Waterbury, CT
Total Students 769
Acceptance Rate 97%
rank 93
Price $6,639
Niche Grade B-
Location Los Altos Hills, CA
Total Students 4372
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 94
Price $6,675
Niche Grade C
Location Niceville, FL
Total Students 2424
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 95
Price $6,677
Niche Grade C-
Location Brooklyn, NY
Total Students 4705
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 96
Price $6,683
Niche Grade C
Location Santa Ana, CA
Total Students 5283
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 97
Price $6,690
Niche Grade C+
Location Lancaster, OH
Total Students 1004
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 98
Price $6,707
Niche Grade C
Location Okmulgee, OK
Total Students 1665
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 99
Price $6,719
Niche Grade C+
Location Chillicothe, OH
Total Students 1001
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 100
Price $6,736
Niche Grade C
Location Denver, CO
Total Students 2342
Acceptance Rate 100%
rank 101
Price $6,760
Niche Grade C+
Location Orem, UT
Total Students 19261
Acceptance Rate 100%
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Author: Ali Trachta

Ali is the former Content Writer/Editor at Niche. She's a content strategist and award-winning writer, as well as a former editor at LA Weekly and NEXTpittsburgh. As a mom of one who's lived and worked all across the country, she's glad to have once again found her niche in her hometown of Pittsburgh.