Lowest In-State Tuition: Featured Colleges and Universities

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, 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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InstitutionCityStateTuition & FeesTotal Enrollment
1. Haskell Indian Nations UniversityLawrenceKS$80742
2. Saint Louis Christian CollegeFlorissantMO$600245
3. Mission CollegeSanta ClaraCA$6248441
4. Southwestern Indian Polytechnic InstituteAlbuquerqueNM$675530
5. Saddleback CollegeMission ViejoCA$76220871
6. Barstow Community CollegeBarstowCA$1,1043211
7. San Joaquin Delta CollegeStocktonCA$1,10417629
8. Folsom Lake CollegeFolsomCA$1,1048034
9. Cosumnes River CollegeSacramentoCA$1,10413949
10. Sacramento City CollegeSacramentoCA$1,10423509
11. American River CollegeSacramentoCA$1,10429701
12. Copper Mountain CollegeJoshua TreeCA$1,1051783
13. Victor Valley Community CollegeVictorvilleCA$1,11411504
14. Lassen Community CollegeSusanvilleCA$1,1272494
15. Crafton Hills CollegeYucaipaCA$1,1345697
16. Southwestern CollegeChula VistaCA$1,13419591
17. Coastline Community CollegeFountain ValleyCA$1,13610378
18. Fullerton CollegeFullertonCA$1,13824301
19. Merced CollegeMercedCA$1,13810205
20. Las Positas CollegeLivermoreCA$1,1388631
21. Chabot CollegeHaywardCA$1,13813142
22. College of the RedwoodsEurekaCA$1,1404938
23. Santiago Canyon CollegeOrangeCA$1,14212152
24. San Diego City CollegeSan DiegoCA$1,14216310
25. San Diego Mesa CollegeSan DiegoCA$1,14224,251
26. Fresno City CollegeFresnoCA$1,14221344
27. Napa Valley CollegeNapaCA$1,1426308
28. Reedley CollegeReedleyCA$1,14213807
29. Santa Ana CollegeSanta AnaCA$1,14228598
30. Compton Community CollegeComptonCA$1,1427693
31. Berkeley City CollegeBerkeleyCA$1,1446472
32. College of AlamedaAlamedaCA$1,1445799
33. Merritt CollegeOaklandCA$1,1445887
34. Laney CollegeOaklandCA$1,14411362
35. Feather River Community College DistrictQuincyCA$1,1461782
36. Miracosta CollegeOceansideCA$1,14814537
37. Columbia CollegeSonoraCA$1,1502626
38. Modesto Junior CollegeModestoCA$1,15017084
39. Sierra CollegeRocklinCA$1,15018374
40. Pasadena City CollegePasadenaCA$1,15225268
41. Chaffey CollegeRancho CucamongaCA$1,15319211
42. College of the CanyonsSanta ClaritaCA$1,15418508
43. Monterey Peninsula CollegeMontereyCA$1,1709519
44. San Diego Miramar CollegeSan DiegoCA$1,1749130
45. Citrus CollegeGlendoraCA$1,17412920
46. Glendale Community CollegeGlendaleCA$1,17515744
47. Golden West CollegeHuntington BeachCA$1,17612717
48. Rio Hondo CollegeWhittierCA$1,17816548
49. Cypress CollegeCypressCA$1,17815881
50. El Camino CollegeTorranceCA$1,17823996
51. West Valley CollegeSaratogaCA$1,1789636
52. Long Beach City CollegeLong BeachCA$1,18224002
53. Shasta CollegeReddingCA$1,1838479
54. Orange Coast CollegeCosta MesaCA$1,18421886
55. Lake Tahoe Community CollegeSouth Lake TahoeCA$1,2212426
56. Los Angeles Harbor CollegeWilmingtonCA$1,22110098
57. Los Angeles Pierce CollegeWoodland HillsCA$1,2212080
58. Los Angeles Southwest CollegeLos AngelesCA$1,2217864
59. Los Angeles Mission CollegeSylmarCA$1,2218990
60. West Los Angeles CollegeCulver CityCA$1,22110767
61. San Bernardino Valley CollegeSan BernardinoCA$1,23812329
62. Gavilan CollegeGilroyCA$1,2455834
63. City College of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA$1,27426706
64. Santa Rosa Junior CollegeSanta RosaCA$1,28022094
65. Palo Verde CollegeBlytheCA$1,2883253
66. Cerro Coso Community CollegeRidgecrestCA$1,2904523
67. Contra Costa CollegeSan PabloCA$1,2986865
68. Los Medanos CollegePittsburgCA$1,2988525
69. Diablo Valley CollegePleasant HillCA$1,29820286
70. Porterville CollegePortervilleCA$1,3223810
71. Bakersfield CollegeBakersfieldCA$1,32417770
72. San Jose City CollegeSan JoseCA$1,3249446
73. Imperial Valley CollegeImperialCA$1,3267701
74. Evergreen Valley CollegeSan JoseCA$1,3269211
75. Palomar CollegeSan MarcosCA$1,32824665
76. San Juan CollegeFarmingtonNM$1,3388938
77. Canada CollegeRedwood CityCA$1,3446620
78. Mt San Antonio CollegeWalnutCA$1,34628481
79. Cerritos CollegeNorwalkCA$1,34621404
80. Allan Hancock CollegeSanta MariaCA$1,34610885
81. College of the DesertPalm DesertCA$1,3569259
82. West Hills Community CollegeCoalingaCA$1,3803055
83. Taft CollegeTaftCA$1,3805444
84. Mt San Jacinto CollegeSan JacintoCA$1,38614170
85. Cuyamaca CollegeEl CajonCA$1,3868859
86. Grossmont CollegeEl CajonCA$1,38718618
87. College of San MateoSan MateoCA$1,4189377
88. College of MarinKentfieldCA$1,4206077
89. Mendocino CollegeUkiahCA$1,4233729
90. Skyline CollegeSan BrunoCA$1,44710067
91. Louisiana Technical College - Young Memorial CampusMorgan CityLA$2,1002410
92. Louisiana Technical College - Northwest Louisiana CampusMindenLA$2,6292694
93. Illisagvik CollegeBarrowAK$2,740257
94. Berea CollegeBereaKY$23,1701623

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