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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 College Net Price Overall Niche Grade Location Total Students Acceptance Rate
Rank 1
Net Price $1,064
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Fort Pierce, FL
Total Students 5,827
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 2
College Berea College
Net Price $1,680
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Berea, KY
Total Students 1,615
Acceptance Rate 35%
Rank 3
Net Price $1,825
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location McAllen, TX
Total Students 10,788
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 4
Net Price $2,304
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location Elizabeth City, NC
Total Students 1,179
Acceptance Rate 60%
Rank 5
Net Price $2,939
Overall Niche Grade B+
Location The Bronx, NY
Total Students 7,216
Acceptance Rate 35%
Rank 6
Net Price $3,218
Overall Niche Grade C-
Location Brooklyn, NY
Total Students 305
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 7
Net Price $3,226
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Alpena, MI
Total Students 684
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 8
Net Price $3,317
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location Seattle, WA
Total Students 2,055
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 9
Net Price $3,434
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Lawrence, KS
Total Students 771
Acceptance Rate 82%
Rank 10
Net Price $3,469
Overall Niche Grade C-
Location Dearborn, MI
Total Students 4,327
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 11
Net Price $3,480
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location Oceanside, CA
Total Students 5,162
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 12
Net Price $3,746
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Panama City, FL
Total Students 1,840
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 13
Net Price $3,907
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Los Angeles, CA
Total Students 21,004
Acceptance Rate 46%
Rank 14
Net Price $3,938
Overall Niche Grade C-
Location Atlanta, GA
Total Students 1,081
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 15
Net Price $4,092
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Tallahassee, FL
Total Students 5,830
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 16
Net Price $4,095
Overall Niche Grade B
Location Edinburg, TX
Total Students 18,647
Acceptance Rate 80%
Rank 17
Net Price $4,130
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location San Bruno, CA
Total Students 2,612
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 18
Net Price $4,144
Overall Niche Grade B+
Location Brooklyn, NY
Total Students 10,786
Acceptance Rate 40%
Rank 19
Net Price $4,164
Overall Niche Grade B+
Location Manhattan, NY
Total Students 10,225
Acceptance Rate 46%
Rank 20
College Chipola College
Net Price $4,208
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Marianna, FL
Total Students 853
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 21
Net Price $4,422
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Jacksonville, FL
Total Students 6,413
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 22
Net Price $4,429
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location Queens, NY
Total Students 5,056
Acceptance Rate 44%
Rank 23
Net Price $4,460
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Madison, FL
Total Students 414
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 24
Net Price $4,522
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Bellingham, WA
Total Students 1,501
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 25
Net Price $4,544
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Manhattan, NY
Total Students 11,598
Acceptance Rate 29%
Rank 26
Net Price $4,546
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Seattle, WA
Total Students 3,749
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 27
Net Price $4,739
Overall Niche Grade B+
Location Queens, NY
Total Students 12,149
Acceptance Rate 43%
Rank 28
Net Price $4,857
Overall Niche Grade B
Location Laredo, TX
Total Students 5,191
Acceptance Rate 50%
Rank 29
Net Price $4,870
Overall Niche Grade A
Location Kings Point, NY
Total Students 954
Acceptance Rate 22%
Rank 30
Net Price $4,880
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Spokane, WA
Total Students 4,182
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 31
Net Price $4,891
Overall Niche Grade B+
Location Manhattan, NY
Total Students 10,276
Acceptance Rate 39%
Rank 32
Net Price $4,957
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Carson, CA
Total Students 10,084
Acceptance Rate 54%
Rank 33
Net Price $5,016
Overall Niche Grade D+
Location Mount Kisco, NY
Total Students 186
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 34
Net Price $5,021
Overall Niche Grade C-
Location Swainsboro, GA
Total Students 2,141
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 35
Net Price $5,042
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location Lakewood, WA
Total Students 2,168
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 36
Net Price $5,215
Overall Niche Grade B
Location Manhattan, NY
Total Students 12,612
Acceptance Rate 40%
Rank 37
Net Price $5,234
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Brooklyn, NY
Total Students 11,030
Acceptance Rate 77%
Rank 38
Net Price $5,304
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Lake Jackson, TX
Total Students 837
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 39
Net Price $5,354
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Cocoa, FL
Total Students 5,349
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 40
Net Price $5,411
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location Avon Park, FL
Total Students 968
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 41
College Olympic College
Net Price $5,453
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Bremerton, WA
Total Students 4,112
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 42
Net Price $5,607
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Pensacola, FL
Total Students 3,583
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 43
Net Price $5,626
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Fayetteville, NC
Total Students 3,905
Acceptance Rate 68%
Rank 44
Net Price $5,768
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location Dalton, GA
Total Students 3,256
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 45
Net Price $5,879
Overall Niche Grade B
Location Fresno, CA
Total Students 19,432
Acceptance Rate 59%
Rank 46
Net Price $5,887
Overall Niche Grade D+
Location Brooklyn, NY
Total Students 300
Acceptance Rate 92%
Rank 47
Net Price $5,892
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Leesburg, FL
Total Students 1,534
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 48
Net Price $5,901
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location Orlando, FL
Total Students 16,165
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 49
Net Price $5,958
Overall Niche Grade B
Location Los Angeles, CA
Total Students 29,739
Acceptance Rate 58%
Rank 50
Net Price $5,959
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location Tacoma, WA
Total Students 3,883
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 51
Net Price $5,976
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location Lakewood, WA
Total Students 2,712
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 52
Net Price $6,045
Overall Niche Grade C-
Location Crownpoint, NM
Total Students 935
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 53
Net Price $6,064
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Daytona Beach, FL
Total Students 5,494
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 54
Net Price $6,127
Overall Niche Grade C-
Location River Ridge, FL
Total Students 4,177
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 55
Net Price $6,319
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location Staten Island, NY
Total Students 9,710
Acceptance Rate 99%
Rank 56
Net Price $6,330
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location Richland Township, OH
Total Students 384
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 57
Net Price $6,351
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location Palatka, FL
Total Students 1,891
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 58
Net Price $6,357
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Brooklyn, NY
Total Students 4,806
Acceptance Rate 98%
Rank 59
Net Price $6,396
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Renton, WA
Total Students 1,420
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 60
Net Price $6,426
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Lakewood, CO
Total Students 2,340
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 61
Net Price $6,452
Overall Niche Grade C-
Location Keshena, WI
Total Students 91
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 62
Net Price $6,511
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location Lancaster, OH
Total Students 1,032
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 63
Net Price $6,528
Overall Niche Grade C-
Location Spokane, WA
Total Students 3,938
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 64
Net Price $6,544
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Kirkland, WA
Total Students 1,660
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 65
Net Price $6,558
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Aberdeen, WA
Total Students 1,273
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 66
Net Price $6,645
Overall Niche Grade C-
Location Bakersfield, CA
Total Students 6,829
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 67
Net Price $6,658
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location Port Angeles, WA
Total Students 1,170
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 68
Net Price $6,688
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Santa Monica, CA
Total Students 11,095
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 69
Net Price $6,690
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Orem, UT
Total Students 18,404
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 70
Net Price $6,692
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Waterbury, CT
Total Students 784
Acceptance Rate 96%
Rank 71
Net Price $6,736
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Gary, IN
Total Students 2,608
Acceptance Rate 74%
Rank 72
Net Price $6,768
Overall Niche Grade B
Location Turlock, CA
Total Students 7,621
Acceptance Rate 77%
Rank 73
Net Price $6,785
Overall Niche Grade B
Location El Paso, TX
Total Students 14,025
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 74
Net Price $6,788
Overall Niche Grade C
Location St. Louis, MO
Total Students 1,163
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 75
Net Price $6,794
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Bakersfield, CA
Total Students 7,502
Acceptance Rate 61%
Rank 76
Net Price $6,891
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Española, NM
Total Students 629
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 77
Net Price $6,931
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Santa Ana, CA
Total Students 5,469
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 78
Net Price $6,942
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location New Durham Township, IN
Total Students 2,110
Acceptance Rate 50%
Rank 79
Net Price $6,964
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Zanesville, OH
Total Students 845
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 80
Net Price $6,967
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location New Orleans, LA
Total Students 1,520
Acceptance Rate 25%
Rank 81
Net Price $6,990
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Ocala, FL
Total Students 3,055
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 82
Net Price $7,062
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Miami, FL
Total Students 23,589
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 83
Net Price $7,077
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location Largo, FL
Total Students 8,663
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 84
Net Price $7,147
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location Ironton, OH
Total Students 945
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 85
Net Price $7,208
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Chillicothe, OH
Total Students 1,058
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 86
Net Price $7,229
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Glenwood Springs, CO
Total Students 1,753
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 87
Net Price $7,235
Overall Niche Grade B+
Location Stamford, CT
Total Students 1,452
Acceptance Rate 82%
Rank 88
Net Price $7,262
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Yakima, WA
Total Students 2,805
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 89
Net Price $7,291
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Bellingham, WA
Total Students 2,449
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 90
Net Price $7,336
Overall Niche Grade B
Location Groton, CT
Total Students 575
Acceptance Rate 94%
Rank 91
Net Price $7,337
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location Bellevue, WA
Total Students 6,858
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 92
Net Price $7,368
Overall Niche Grade C-
Location Terrell, TX
Total Students 153
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 93
Net Price $7,376
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Wenatchee, WA
Total Students 2,453
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 94
Net Price $7,470
Overall Niche Grade B
Location Chickasha, OK
Total Students 727
Acceptance Rate 52%
Rank 95
Net Price $7,481
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Los Altos Hills, CA
Total Students 4,578
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 96
College Clark College
Net Price $7,483
Overall Niche Grade C
Location Vancouver, WA
Total Students 5,132
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 97
Net Price $7,488
Overall Niche Grade C-
Location Las Vegas, NV
Total Students 9,150
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 98
Net Price $7,509
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location Oklahoma City, OK
Total Students 1,728
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 99
Net Price $7,536
Overall Niche Grade B
Location Bothell, WA
Total Students 4,641
Acceptance Rate 80%
Rank 100
Net Price $7,543
Overall Niche Grade C
Location San Diego, CA
Total Students 5,706
Acceptance Rate 100%
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Author: Ali Trachta

Ali is the 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.