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Lowest In-State Tuition: Featured Colleges and Universities

This data is sourced from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System ( http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/ ).

About the study

Below is a list of the least expensive post-secondary schools based on tuition and fees for in-state students. Tuition for out-of-state students will typically be higher for these students.

The first school on the list, Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas restricts its enrollment to individuals of Native American and Native Alaskan descent. St. Louis Christian College, second on the list, provides instruction for those seeking a career in the ministry. Mission College, third on the list, is right in the heart of Silicon Valley and offers 2+2 degrees, allowing students to transfer to a four-year California College. All information on this list is compiled with 2013-2014 data from the National Center for Educational Statistics (http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/).

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Institution City State Tuition & Fees Total Enrollment
1. Haskell Indian Nations University Lawrence KS $80 742
2. Saint Louis Christian College Florissant MO $600 245
3. Mission College Santa Clara CA $624 8441
4. Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Albuquerque NM $675 530
5. Saddleback College Mission Viejo CA $762 20871
6. Barstow Community College Barstow CA $1,104 3211
7. San Joaquin Delta College Stockton CA $1,104 17629
8. Folsom Lake College Folsom CA $1,104 8034
9. Cosumnes River College Sacramento CA $1,104 13949
10. Sacramento City College Sacramento CA $1,104 23509
11. American River College Sacramento CA $1,104 29701
12. Copper Mountain College Joshua Tree CA $1,105 1783
13. Victor Valley Community College Victorville CA $1,114 11504
14. Lassen Community College Susanville CA $1,127 2494
15. Crafton Hills College Yucaipa CA $1,134 5697
16. Southwestern College Chula Vista CA $1,134 19591
17. Coastline Community College Fountain Valley CA $1,136 10378
18. Fullerton College Fullerton CA $1,138 24301
19. Merced College Merced CA $1,138 10205
20. Las Positas College Livermore CA $1,138 8631
21. Chabot College Hayward CA $1,138 13142
22. College of the Redwoods Eureka CA $1,140 4938
23. Santiago Canyon College Orange CA $1,142 12152
24. San Diego City College San Diego CA $1,142 16310
25. San Diego Mesa College San Diego CA $1,142 24,251
26. Fresno City College Fresno CA $1,142 21344
27. Napa Valley College Napa CA $1,142 6308
28. Reedley College Reedley CA $1,142 13807
29. Santa Ana College Santa Ana CA $1,142 28598
30. Compton Community College Compton CA $1,142 7693
31. Berkeley City College Berkeley CA $1,144 6472
32. College of Alameda Alameda CA $1,144 5799
33. Merritt College Oakland CA $1,144 5887
34. Laney College Oakland CA $1,144 11362
35. Feather River Community College District Quincy CA $1,146 1782
36. Miracosta College Oceanside CA $1,148 14537
37. Columbia College Sonora CA $1,150 2626
38. Modesto Junior College Modesto CA $1,150 17084
39. Sierra College Rocklin CA $1,150 18374
40. Pasadena City College Pasadena CA $1,152 25268
41. Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga CA $1,153 19211
42. College of the Canyons Santa Clarita CA $1,154 18508
43. Monterey Peninsula College Monterey CA $1,170 9519
44. San Diego Miramar College San Diego CA $1,174 9130
45. Citrus College Glendora CA $1,174 12920
46. Glendale Community College Glendale CA $1,175 15744
47. Golden West College Huntington Beach CA $1,176 12717
48. Rio Hondo College Whittier CA $1,178 16548
49. Cypress College Cypress CA $1,178 15881
50. El Camino College Torrance CA $1,178 23996
51. West Valley College Saratoga CA $1,178 9636
52. Long Beach City College Long Beach CA $1,182 24002
53. Shasta College Redding CA $1,183 8479
54. Orange Coast College Costa Mesa CA $1,184 21886
55. Lake Tahoe Community College South Lake Tahoe CA $1,221 2426
56. Los Angeles Harbor College Wilmington CA $1,221 10098
57. Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills CA $1,221 2080
58. Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles CA $1,221 7864
59. Los Angeles Mission College Sylmar CA $1,221 8990
60. West Los Angeles College Culver City CA $1,221 10767
61. San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino CA $1,238 12329
62. Gavilan College Gilroy CA $1,245 5834
63. City College of San Francisco San Francisco CA $1,274 26706
64. Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa CA $1,280 22094
65. Palo Verde College Blythe CA $1,288 3253
66. Cerro Coso Community College Ridgecrest CA $1,290 4523
67. Contra Costa College San Pablo CA $1,298 6865
68. Los Medanos College Pittsburg CA $1,298 8525
69. Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill CA $1,298 20286
70. Porterville College Porterville CA $1,322 3810
71. Bakersfield College Bakersfield CA $1,324 17770
72. San Jose City College San Jose CA $1,324 9446
73. Imperial Valley College Imperial CA $1,326 7701
74. Evergreen Valley College San Jose CA $1,326 9211
75. Palomar College San Marcos CA $1,328 24665
76. San Juan College Farmington NM $1,338 8938
77. Canada College Redwood City CA $1,344 6620
78. Mt San Antonio College Walnut CA $1,346 28481
79. Cerritos College Norwalk CA $1,346 21404
80. Allan Hancock College Santa Maria CA $1,346 10885
81. College of the Desert Palm Desert CA $1,356 9259
82. West Hills Community College Coalinga CA $1,380 3055
83. Taft College Taft CA $1,380 5444
84. Mt San Jacinto College San Jacinto CA $1,386 14170
85. Cuyamaca College El Cajon CA $1,386 8859
86. Grossmont College El Cajon CA $1,387 18618
87. College of San Mateo San Mateo CA $1,418 9377
88. College of Marin Kentfield CA $1,420 6077
89. Mendocino College Ukiah CA $1,423 3729
90. Skyline College San Bruno CA $1,447 10067
91. Louisiana Technical College - Young Memorial Campus Morgan City LA $2,100 2410
92. Louisiana Technical College - Northwest Louisiana Campus Minden LA $2,629 2694
93. Illisagvik College Barrow AK $2,740 257
94. Berea College Berea KY $23,170 1623

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