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There are over 2,700 bachelor’s-degree-granting institutions in the United States. To which one will you go? At Affordable Schools we’ve done the heavy lifting for you; explore our site and find the best, high quality affordable school for you.

We make it easy to search for affordable colleges by state, degree type or specific degree program. Seeking convenience and flexibility? Check out our list of affordable online colleges. Browse our list of the best value schools for a specific degree program.

We also provide profiles of rewarding careers along with the matching affordable online degree.Whether you’re looking for the cheapest online colleges (remember, in education, cheap cost doesn’t have to mean cheap quality), the best value colleges or the most affordable colleges (in a specific region) we have a list to assist you. We’ve covered nearly 400 colleges to date with more added frequently.

Did You Know?

Did you know that both UNC Chapel Hill and the College of William and Mary (CWM) have a claim to being the oldest public university, depending on the definition?

UNC Chapel Hill was established as a public university from its start, in 1798. CWM was established in 1693, but as a private college. It did not become public until 1906.

Find out more about the oldest American colleges and universities, which covers a mix of private and public institutions of higher learning.

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Most Affordable Bachelor’s Degree Colleges by State

Our new college rankings series shows up to 10 of the most affordable bachelor's degree-granting colleges in each state. New states added regularly.

Note: Read the states list, below, down one column then the next, for alphabetical order. More states/ districts to come.



Which state has the most affordable bachelor's college option? In the table below, we list the college with the lowest average yearly net price in each state. The table is sorted in ascending order by net price. As we add more state rankings, this table will be updated as well.

The accompanying circular chart shows some of the same information as in the table below, making it easier to compare relative differences in net price per school. The green histogram "bars" represent net price and are scaled in both color darkness and height based on each school's net price in ratio to the maximum value. (For example, #1 CSUDH's and #2 IRSC's net prices are so significantly smaller than for the other schools that they appear very faint in color -- or not at all on some computer monitors.) The reddish heatmap arcs represent each school's approximate age in years, scaled by darkness of color. The darker the red, the older the college - making #16 the oldest and #13 close behind.

stateschoolnet price
California (CA)#1 California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)$1,640
Florida (FL)#2 Indian River State College (IRSC)$1,807
Kentucky (KY)#3 Berea College (Berea)$1,990
Colorado (CO)#4 Colorado Heights University (CHU)$4,206
Georgia (GA)#5 Dalton State College (DSC)$6,256
Illinois (IL)#6 Saint Augustine College (SAC)$6,817
Iowa (IA)#7 Allen College (AC)$6,953
Hawaii (HI)#8 University of Hawaii Maui College (UHMC)$7,063
Arkansas (AR)#9 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB)$7,452
Indiana (IN)#10 Indiana University-Northwest (IUN)$7,563
Alaska (AK)#11 University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)$7,715
Idaho (ID)#12 Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYUI)$7,968
Arizona (AR)#13 Dine College (DC)$8,595
Alabama (AL)#14 Talladega College (TC)$9,332
Kansas (KS)#15 Wichita State University (WSU)$9,843
Delaware (DE)#16 Delaware State University (DSU)$12,603
Connecticut (CT)#17 Paier College of Art (PAC)$12,852
District of Columbia (DC)#18 Gallaudet University (GU)$14,080

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