At a Glance

The tuition & fees are the costs for attending class at a college and it varies by academic programs. The tuition & fees may be charged per semester, per course, or per credit hour.
In general, public colleges such as University of Florida and UCLA have in-state and out-of-state tuition rate. Students living in state in which they attend school pay the in-state rate of tuition and the cost is cheaper than out-of-state rate. The out-of-state tuition is charted by colleges to students who do not meet the school or state's residency requirement. Some public schools also offer in-district rate of tuition and it is relatively cheaper than in-state rate as well as out-of-state rate. Private schools do not offer tuition for state residents and its tuition & fees are usually higher than public schools' tuition & fees.
Seattle Central College has the cheapest tuition & fees ($4,053) and North Seattle College has the second lowest tuition & fees ($4,123) based on academic year 2019-2020 college costs data.
Below table ranks and compares the Cheapest College Costs having lowest tuition & fees (based on undergraduate rate). For the ranking, we only include 4-year colleges that more than 3,000 students have enrolled in.

Cheapest College Costs Comparison Table

RankCollege NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
1Seattle Central College
Seattle, WA
$4,053---6,80233%14 to 1
2North Seattle College
Seattle, WA
$4,123---5,92925%17 to 1
3University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo
Arecibo, PR
$4,168--50.00%3,63854%23 to 1
4University of Puerto Rico-Humacao
Humacao, PR
$4,168--48.00%3,30057%16 to 1
5University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon
Bayamon, PR
$4,198--78.00%4,19051%21 to 1
6University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
San Juan, PR
$4,198$3,620-49.00%14,93256%15 to 1
7South Seattle College
Seattle, WA
$4,214---6,17733%18 to 1
8Brigham Young University-Idaho
Rexburg, ID
$4,300-1,09596.00%42,34160%22 to 1
9Tyler Junior College
Tyler, TX
$4,440---10,10619%18 to 1
10Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom
Lakewood, WA
$4,625---6,06727%15 to 1
11Highline College
Des Moines, WA
$4,691---6,53033%13 to 1
12Green River College
Auburn, WA
$4,694---8,47138%12 to 1
13Wenatchee Valley College
Wenatchee, WA
$4,734---3,44434%14 to 1
14Brazosport College
Lake Jackson, TX
$4,738---4,31129%13 to 1
15Cascadia College
Bothell, WA
$4,788---3,39634%16 to 1
16Spokane Community College
Spokane, WA
$5,006---10,37526%21 to 1
17Spokane Falls Community College
Spokane, WA
$5,006---5,18424%19 to 1
18Aspen University
Denver, CO
$5,105$4,140--5,424-20 to 1
19Centralia College
Centralia, WA
$5,113---3,16740%15 to 1
20Yakima Valley College
Yakima, WA
$5,231---4,45628%19 to 1
21Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce
Ponce, PR
$5,510$6,270-93.00%7,13646%22 to 1
22Midland College
Midland, TX
$5,610---5,45227%16 to 1
23Clover Park Technical College
Lakewood, WA
$5,740---3,90535%21 to 1
24Columbia Southern University
Orange Beach, AL
$5,775$4,035--21,10422%62 to 1
25Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Cupey Campus
San Juan, PR
$5,820$3,552--11,59630%24 to 1
26Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Carolina Campus
Carolina, PR
$5,820$3,552--10,33034%23 to 1
27Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Gurabo Campus
Gurabo, PR
$5,820$3,552--15,69933%28 to 1
28Brigham Young University-Hawaii
Laie, HI
$5,890-1,17097.00%3,17665%17 to 1
29Brigham Young University-Provo
Provo, UT
$5,970$7,5101,31567.00%34,49978%20 to 1
30Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla
Aguadilla, PR
$5,974$4,566-43.00%3,90333%26 to 1
31Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo
Arecibo, PR
$5,986$4,146-26.00%3,95435%27 to 1
32Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce
Mercedita, PR
$5,986$4,605-33.00%4,60444%25 to 1
33Universidad del Sagrado Corazon
Santurce, PR
$6,000$5,433-37.00%4,46940%20 to 1
34Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German
San German, PR
$6,012$4,172-44.00%4,45043%24 to 1
35Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon
Bayamon, PR
$6,012$4,605-27.00%4,29330%27 to 1
36Renton Technical College
Renton, WA
$6,131---3,54663%17 to 1
37University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Mayaguez, PR
$6,162$7,220-80.00%13,22449%22 to 1
38University of Puerto Rico-Cayey
Cayey, PR
$6,202-1,08588.00%3,10752%25 to 1
39Georgia Military College
Milledgeville, GA
$6,210---8,81228%20 to 1
40American College of Education
Indianapolis, IN
$6,240$6,600--5,503-9 to 1
41University of Puerto Rico-Carolina
Carolina, PR
$6,252-99039.00%3,39242%21 to 1
42Walla Walla Community College
Walla Walla, WA
$6,318---3,86040%16 to 1
43Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies
Fayette, MO
$6,430$6,435-100.00%3,863-17 to 1
44Bismarck State College
Bismarck, ND
$6,657---3,77852%14 to 1
45University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla
Aguadilla, PR
$6,665-1,02987.00%3,13945%24 to 1
46Madison Area Technical College
Madison, WI
$6,668$6,668--15,25022%11 to 1
47Western Governors University
Salt Lake City, UT
$6,670$7,790--121,43721%41 to 1
48National University College
Bayamon, PR
$6,675$3,885-49.00%11,26029%24 to 1
49Lake Michigan College
Benton Harbor, MI
$6,743---3,20222%14 to 1
50Skagit Valley College
Mount Vernon, WA
$6,885---5,15928%15 to 1
51Henry Ford College
Dearborn, MI
$6,940---12,2199%20 to 1
52Antelope Valley College
Lancaster, CA
$6,980---14,23927%23 to 1
53Solano Community College
Fairfield, CA
$7,039---9,37826%23 to 1
54Alcorn State University
Alcorn State, MS
$7,290$7,29088558.00%3,65841%18 to 1
55American Public University System
Charles Town, WV
$7,360$7,050--46,08840%21 to 1
56University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, NC
$7,456$18,8001,00585.00%7,13741%18 to 1
57Columbia Basin College
Pasco, WA
$7,484---7,03428%18 to 1
58Schoolcraft College
Livonia, MI
$7,522---9,89515%22 to 1
59Modesto Junior College
Modesto, CA
$7,538---17,90822%29 to 1
60Bellevue University
Bellevue, NE
$7,851$11,385--9,62124%27 to 1
61Minot State University
Minot, ND
$7,896$9,9361,02567.00%3,18945%12 to 1
62Shasta College
Redding, CA
$7,907---9,10525%28 to 1
63South Texas College
McAllen, TX
$7,920---31,94923%23 to 1
64Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee, FL
$8,062---11,91435%25 to 1
65San Diego Mesa College
San Diego, CA
$8,104---22,28428%26 to 1
66MiraCosta College
Oceanside, CA
$8,112---13,72033%19 to 1
67Delta State University
Cleveland, MS
$8,121$8,1211,11594.00%3,71539%12 to 1
68Grantham University
Lenexa, KS
$8,280$4,800--8,05922%20 to 1
69Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
$8,285$17,8211,11069.00%11,63962%17 to 1
70Lorain County Community College
Elyria, OH
$8,340---10,64419%16 to 1
71Colorado State University-Global Campus
Aurora, CO
$8,400$9,0001,04599.00%12,476-27 to 1
72University of Hawaii Maui College
Kahului, HI
$8,414---3,09219%14 to 1
73Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
Portales, NM
$8,568$7,1101,00558.00%6,00536%17 to 1
74West Los Angeles College
Culver City, CA
$8,570---11,74317%26 to 1
75Gulf Coast State College
Panama City, FL
$8,633---5,64441%19 to 1
76Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico
Hato Rey, PR
$8,640$5,520--4,23114%17 to 1
77Park University
Parkville, MO
$8,651$6,224--11,41562%15 to 1
78Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro
San Juan, PR
$8,655$4,605-26.00%7,83135%21 to 1
79Palm Beach State College
Lake Worth, FL
$8,732---31,81637%24 to 1
80Rio Hondo College
Whittier, CA
$8,779---19,99723%30 to 1
81Cypress College
Cypress, CA
$8,898---15,79433%24 to 1
82Broward College
Fort Lauderdale, FL
$8,952---40,78431%30 to 1
83Santa Ana College
Santa Ana, CA
$8,960---28,42528%35 to 1
84Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, LA
$9,039$9,1771,08688.00%6,45349%19 to 1
85Santa Monica College
Santa Monica, CA
$9,044---28,80029%30 to 1
86Southwest Minnesota State University
Marshall, MN
$9,058$8,52699764.00%7,16750%15 to 1
87Bemidji State University
Bemidji, MN
$9,076$9,112-65.00%5,11148%21 to 1
88Santa Fe College
Gainesville, FL
$9,189---14,32459%19 to 1
89Trident University International
Cypress, CA
$9,240$6,120-49.00%6,86111%16 to 1
90St Petersburg College
Clearwater, FL
$9,286---29,18333%24 to 1
91Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, AR
$9,312$8,6121,04576.00%3,96139%14 to 1
92Thomas Edison State University
Trenton, NJ
$9,342$12,024--10,934-15 to 1
93Bellevue College
Bellevue, WA
$9,349---13,22627%15 to 1
94Valencia College
Orlando, FL
$9,383---46,52142%24 to 1
95Olympic College
Bremerton, WA
$9,387---6,62024%18 to 1
96Jackson State University
Jackson, MS
$9,445$9,44598268.00%7,25038%15 to 1
97Pensacola State College
Pensacola, FL
$9,470---9,77328%22 to 1
98Darton State College
Albany, GA
$9,470---4,12013%17 to 1
99Edmonds Community College
Lynnwood, WA
$9,498---8,04128%13 to 1
100Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH
$9,528$9,4951,07567.00%12,60741%17 to 1