Sticker shock: Which 4-year U.S. schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


U.S. residents enrolled at Missouri face among the lowest cost of attending four-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by four-year schools to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
State
School
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Kansas
Haskell Indian Nations University
806
$480
2
New York
United States Merchant Marine Academy
975
$1,080
3
California
Antelope Valley College
14,125
$1,124
4
California
Cypress College
15,673
$1,140
5
California
Modesto Junior College
17,880
$1,166
6
California
Bakersfield College
23,195
$1,325
7
California
MiraCosta College
14,617
$1,336
8
California
MiraCosta College -
--
$1,336
9
Arizona
Dine College
1,465
$1,410
10
California
Feather River Community College District
2,151
$1,461
11
California
Foothill College
15,697
$1,563
12
North Dakota
Turtle Mountain Community College
567
$2,250
13
Puerto Rico
Colegio Universitario de San Juan
1,480
$2,370
14
Florida
College of Central Florida
7,151
$2,570
15
Tennessee
Pentecostal Theological Seminary
474
$2,596
16
South Dakota
Oglala Lakota College
1,246
$2,684
17
Florida
Broward College
40,754
$2,830
18
California
Grace Mission University
202
$2,840
19
Florida
State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota
10,886
$3,074
20
Florida
Florida Gateway College
3,292
$3,100
21
Florida
Daytona State College
13,970
$3,104
22
South Dakota
Sinte Gleska University
581
$3,154
23
Florida
South Florida State College
2,860
$3,165
24
North Carolina
Elizabeth City State University
1,411
$3,194
25
Hawaii
University of Hawaii Maui College
3,302
$3,218
26
Georgia
South Georgia State College
2,540
$3,254
27
Georgia
Georgia Highlands College
6,013
$3,288
28
Georgia
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
2,501
$3,416
29
Puerto Rico
Escuela de Artes Plasticas y Diseno de Puerto Rico
497
$3,462
30
Washington
Bellingham Technical College
2,392
$3,600
31
Washington
Seattle Central College
6,928
$3,669
32
Texas
Brazosport College
4,245
$3,735
33
Washington
Olympic College
6,476
$3,771
34
Washington
Bellevue College
13,322
$3,778
35
Georgia
Gordon State College
3,986
$3,828
36
North Dakota
Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College
228
$3,870
37
Colorado
Aspen University
4,973
$3,920
38
Georgia
Middle Georgia State University
7,341
$3,924
39
North Carolina
Western Carolina University
11,034
$3,926
40
American Samoa
American Samoa Community College
1,095
$3,950
41
North Dakota
Bismarck State College
3,756
$3,992
42
North Dakota
Sitting Bull College
317
$4,010
43
Washington
Highline College
6,824
$4,026
44
Washington
Wenatchee Valley College
3,556
$4,035
45
Northern Marianas
Northern Marianas College
1,216
$4,038
46
Washington
Green River College
8,048
$4,053
47
New Mexico
Navajo Technical University
1,772
$4,070
48
Texas
South Texas College
31,321
$4,080
49
Washington
Grays Harbor College
1,971
$4,080
50
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon
4,531
$4,084
51
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Cayey
3,496
$4,089
52
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Ponce
3,150
$4,089
53
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo
3,799
$4,094
54
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
13,481
$4,094
55
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Utuado
1,154
$4,094
56
Idaho
Brigham Young University-Idaho
51,881
$4,118
57
Washington
Edmonds Community College
8,100
$4,136
58
Puerto Rico
Universidad Pentecostal Mizpa
309
$4,220
59
Georgia
Dalton State College
5,164
$4,246
60
Washington
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
3,697
$4,251
61
North Dakota
United Tribes Technical College
315
$4,252
62
Washington
Tacoma Community College
6,496
$4,276
63
Washington
Clark College
10,000
$4,287
64
Alaska
Ilisagvik College
111
$4,300
65
Puerto Rico
Universidad Teologica del Caribe
370
$4,342
66
Washington
Centralia College
3,122
$4,437
67
Washington
Northwest Indian College
544
$4,437
68
Washington
Peninsula College
2,094
$4,453
69
Washington
North Seattle College
6,259
$4,461
70
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
5,839
$4,498
71
Washington
Whatcom Community College
4,411
$4,551
72
Alabama
Huntsville Bible College
141
$4,560
73
Colorado
Colorado Mountain College
5,934
$4,620
74
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla
3,426
$4,654
75
Georgia
University of North Georgia
18,782
$4,692
76
Georgia
College of Coastal Georgia
3,663
$4,696
77
Washington
South Seattle College
6,716
$4,717
78
Texas
University of North Texas Health Science Center
2,285
$4,735
79
Texas
Tyler Junior College
11,649
$4,762
80
Michigan
Henry Ford College
12,786
$4,876
81
Delaware
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens
--
$4,904
82
Delaware
Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington
--
$4,904
83
Delaware
Delaware Technical Community College-Terry
14,195
$4,904
84
New Mexico
Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development
659
$4,980
85
Puerto Rico
Humacao Community College
468
$5,002
86
Kansas
Fort Hays State University
15,100
$5,130
87
Washington
Yakima Valley College
4,007
$5,163
88
Michigan
Schoolcraft College
10,558
$5,176
89
Virgin Islands
University of the Virgin Islands
2,170
$5,235
90
Virgin Islands
University of the Virgin Islands-Albert A. Sheen
--
$5,235
91
Utah
Dixie State University
9,673
$5,253
92
Texas
Grace School of Theology
397
$5,280
93
Washington
Columbia Basin College
6,708
$5,288
94
Kentucky
Simmons College of Kentucky
216
$5,310
95
Georgia
Reformed University
139
$5,360
96
Georgia
Georgia Southwestern State University
3,052
$5,381
97
Missouri
Harris-Stowe State University
1,442
$5,388
98
Maryland
Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary
60
$5,400
99
Wyoming
University of Wyoming
12,397
$5,400
100
Georgia
Clayton State University
7,003
$5,419
101
Puerto Rico
Caribbean University-Carolina
395
$5,424
102
Puerto Rico
Caribbean University-Ponce
938
$5,424
103
Puerto Rico
Caribbean University-Vega Baja
279
$5,424
104
Guam
Pacific Islands University
55
$5,428
105
South Carolina
W L Bonner College
13
$5,446
106
Washington
Renton Technical College
3,763
$5,466
107
Puerto Rico
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce
7,381
$5,490
108
California
America Evangelical University
47
$5,500
109
Alabama
Columbia Southern University
20,818
$5,535
110
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
2,496
$5,550
111
Florida
University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee
2,117
$5,587
112
Missouri
City Vision University
113
$5,600
113
Utah
Brigham Young University-Provo
34,334
$5,620
114
Georgia
Georgia Gwinnett College
12,287
$5,634
115
Florida
Florida State University
41,362
$5,656
116
Montana
The University of Montana-Western
1,538
$5,717
117
Utah
Utah Valley University
37,282
$5,726
118
Georgia
Albany State University
6,615
$5,735
119
New York
Fashion Institute of Technology
8,846
$5,740
120
Georgia
Savannah State University
4,429
$5,743
121
Missouri
Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies
3,999
$5,760
122
Virginia
Virginia Baptist College
258
$5,800
123
Guam
University of Guam
3,917
$5,804
124
Puerto Rico
Universidad del Turabo
17,034
$5,820
125
Puerto Rico
Universidad Metropolitana
13,003
$5,820
126
Ohio
Kent State University at Stark
5,010
$5,834
127
Utah
Weber State University
27,949
$5,859
128
District of Columbia
University of the District of Columbia
4,247
$5,888
129
Indiana
Vincennes University
18,914
$5,902
130
Puerto Rico
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Barranquitas
1,884
$5,902
131
Puerto Rico
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Guayama
1,922
$5,902
132
North Carolina
Winston-Salem State University
5,098
$5,904
133
Texas
University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
35
$5,904
134
Puerto Rico
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce
5,205
$5,914
135
Puerto Rico
Dewey University-Hato Rey
467
$5,925
136
Puerto Rico
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German
4,759
$5,940
137
Indiana
American College of Education
4,816
$5,947
138
Montana
Montana State University-Northern
1,236
$5,955
139
Alabama
Troy University-Support Locations
--
$6,000
140
Oregon
Warner Pacific College Adult Degree Program
498
$6,000
141
Puerto Rico
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon
4,783
$6,000
142
Mississippi
Southeastern Baptist College
38
$6,025
143
New Mexico
Western New Mexico University
3,088
$6,066
144
North Carolina
Grace College of Divinity
144
$6,100
145
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Carolina
3,792
$6,121
146
Georgia
Columbus State University
8,453
$6,134
147
New Mexico
New Mexico Highlands University
3,098
$6,150
148
Puerto Rico
EDP University of Puerto Rico Inc-San Juan
2,079
$6,200
149
Wisconsin
College of Menominee Nation
285
$6,200
150
Puerto Rico
American University of Puerto Rico
693
$6,221
151
Oklahoma
Langston University
2,219
$6,226
152
Texas
Baptist University of the Americas
177
$6,240
153
Puerto Rico
Universidad Central de Bayamon
1,742
$6,260
154
Texas
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
7,022
$6,260
155
Georgia
University of West Georgia
13,520
$6,288
156
New Mexico
Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
6,023
$6,326
157
Indiana
Purdue University - Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis
--
$6,342
158
Indiana
Purdue University - Purdue Polytechnic Vincennes
--
$6,342
159
Michigan
Lake Michigan College
3,477
$6,345
160
Georgia
Kennesaw State University
35,846
$6,347
161
Florida
The University of West Florida
13,040
$6,360
162
New Jersey
Bais Medrash Toras Chesed
105
$6,400
163
Florida
University of South Florida-Main Campus
43,540
$6,410
164
Oklahoma
Cameron University
4,524
$6,450
165
Georgia
Georgia Military College
8,595
$6,480
166
Texas
University of Houston-Downtown
13,919
$6,500
167
Indiana
Purdue University - Purdue Polytechnic Anderson
--
$6,518
168
Indiana
Purdue University - Purdue Polytechnic Lafayette
--
$6,518
169
California
California University of Management and Sciences
223
$6,540
170
Kansas
Grantham University
9,303
$6,540
171
Mississippi
Mississippi Valley State University
2,385
$6,550
172
Minnesota
Bethlehem College & Seminary
186
$6,560
173
California
California State University-Fresno
25,325
$6,587
174
Florida
Hobe Sound Bible College
233
$6,595
175
Puerto Rico
Columbia Central University-Caguas
1,410
$6,600
176
Puerto Rico
Huertas College
727
$6,635
177
Oklahoma
Northeastern State University
7,909
$6,650
178
Alaska
University of Alaska Fairbanks
7,664
$6,657
179
Georgia
Fort Valley State University
2,752
$6,658
180
Louisiana
Louisiana State University-Alexandria
3,372
$6,669
181
Tennessee
Huntington College of Health Sciences
166
$6,685
182
Nebraska
Summit Christian College
30
$6,726
183
California
California State University-Los Angeles
28,531
$6,749
184
Kansas
Emporia State University
5,732
$6,758
185
Maryland
Faith Theological Seminary
147
$6,760
186
Utah
Southern Utah University
9,468
$6,770
187
California
California State University-Long Beach
37,622
$6,798
188
Michigan
Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit
66
$6,800
189
Missouri
Logan University
1,371
$6,800
190
Oklahoma
East Central University
3,719
$6,810
191
California
California State University-Channel Islands
7,455
$6,817
192
Michigan
Alpena Community College
1,611
$6,840
193
North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
29,317
$6,853
194
Illinois
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago
192
$6,880
195
California
California State University-Fullerton
40,905
$6,886
196
California
California State University-Northridge
41,319
$6,893
197
Indiana
Purdue University - Purdue Polytechnic Kokomo
--
$6,895
198
Indiana
Purdue University - Purdue Polytechnic New Albany
--
$6,895
199
Indiana
Purdue University - Purdue Polytechnic Richmond
--
$6,895
200
Indiana
Purdue University - Purdue Polytechnic South Bend
--
$6,895

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