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---5,76327%13 to 1
2North Seattle College
Seattle, WA
$4,123---5,24030%17 to 1
3University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo
Arecibo, PR
$4,168--61.00%3,41450%20 to 1
4University of Puerto Rico-Humacao
Humacao, PR
$4,168--53.00%3,10652%16 to 1
5University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon
Bayamon, PR
$4,198--91.00%3,59229%21 to 1
6University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
San Juan, PR
$4,198$3,620-49.00%13,89253%15 to 1
7South Seattle College
Seattle, WA
$4,214---5,32440%17 to 1
8Brigham Young University-Idaho
Rexburg, ID
$4,300-1,10097.00%44,48156%20 to 1
9Tyler Junior College
Tyler, TX
$4,440---11,74922%18 to 1
10Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom
Lakewood, WA
$4,625---8,32932%22 to 1
11Highline College
Des Moines, WA
$4,691---5,82938%15 to 1
12Green River College
Auburn, WA
$4,694---7,49338%11 to 1
13Wenatchee Valley College
Wenatchee, WA
$4,734---3,09034%13 to 1
14Brazosport College
Lake Jackson, TX
$4,738---3,85228%12 to 1
15Spokane Community College
Spokane, WA
$5,006---7,08130%18 to 1
16Spokane Falls Community College
Spokane, WA
$5,006---4,18926%15 to 1
17Aspen University
Denver, CO
$5,105$4,140--9,563-8 to 1
18Yakima Valley College
Yakima, WA
$5,231---3,95428%19 to 1
19Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce
Ponce, PR
$5,510$6,270-91.00%6,61445%22 to 1
20Midland College
Midland, TX
$5,610---4,73723%13 to 1
21Clover Park Technical College
Lakewood, WA
$5,740---3,59134%17 to 1
22Columbia Southern University
Orange Beach, AL
$5,775$4,035--18,53330%39 to 1
23Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Cupey Campus
San Juan, PR
$5,820$3,552--8,89334%25 to 1
24Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Carolina Campus
Carolina, PR
$5,820$3,552--7,89238%22 to 1
25Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Gurabo Campus
Gurabo, PR
$5,820$3,552--13,55333%27 to 1
26Brigham Young University-Hawaii
Laie, HI
$5,890-1,15575.00%3,18067%16 to 1
27Brigham Young University-Provo
Provo, UT
$5,970$7,5101,30569.00%36,46175%21 to 1
28Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla
Aguadilla, PR
$5,974$4,566-43.00%3,51732%26 to 1
29Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo
Arecibo, PR
$5,986$4,146-39.00%3,35933%27 to 1
30Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce
Mercedita, PR
$5,986$4,605-35.00%3,91040%28 to 1
31Universidad del Sagrado Corazon
Santurce, PR
$6,000$5,433-43.00%4,50143%23 to 1
32Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German
San German, PR
$6,012$4,172-45.00%3,71044%23 to 1
33Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon
Bayamon, PR
$6,012$4,605-48.00%4,12332%29 to 1
34Renton Technical College
Renton, WA
$6,131---3,21457%9 to 1
35University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Mayaguez, PR
$6,162$7,220-67.00%12,82546%21 to 1
36Georgia Military College
Milledgeville, GA
$6,210---7,50129%16 to 1
37American College of Education
Indianapolis, IN
$6,240$6,600--8,112-10 to 1
38Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies
Fayette, MO
$6,430$6,435-100.00%3,429-16 to 1
39Bismarck State College
Bismarck, ND
$6,657---3,71648%14 to 1
40Madison Area Technical College
Madison, WI
$6,668$6,668--13,05724%11 to 1
41Western Governors University
Salt Lake City, UT
$6,670$7,790--147,86647%42 to 1
42National University College
Bayamon, PR
$6,675$3,885-49.00%25,99967%19 to 1
43Skagit Valley College
Mount Vernon, WA
$6,885---4,22731%14 to 1
44Henry Ford College
Dearborn, MI
$6,940---11,34510%21 to 1
45Antelope Valley College
Lancaster, CA
$6,980---12,05727%24 to 1
46Solano Community College
Fairfield, CA
$7,039---9,25126%25 to 1
47Alcorn State University
Alcorn State, MS
$7,290$7,29088038.00%3,23045%16 to 1
48American Public University System
Charles Town, WV
$7,360$7,050--50,04748%23 to 1
49University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, NC
$7,456$18,8001,00091.00%8,26242%15 to 1
50Columbia Basin College
Pasco, WA
$7,484---6,74533%17 to 1
51Schoolcraft College
Livonia, MI
$7,522---8,11619%21 to 1
52Modesto Junior College
Modesto, CA
$7,538---16,36520%27 to 1
53Bellevue University
Bellevue, NE
$7,851$11,385--13,05923%16 to 1
54Shasta College
Redding, CA
$7,907---8,12123%25 to 1
55South Texas College
McAllen, TX
$7,920---28,23324%22 to 1
56Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee, FL
$8,062---11,24539%23 to 1
57San Diego Mesa College
San Diego, CA
$8,104---20,69329%26 to 1
58MiraCosta College
Oceanside, CA
$8,112---12,64536%21 to 1
59Grantham University
Lenexa, KS
$8,280$4,800--6,46522%18 to 1
60Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
$8,285$17,8211,12048.00%12,24364%17 to 1
61Lorain County Community College
Elyria, OH
$8,340---10,13823%15 to 1
62Colorado State University-Global Campus
Aurora, CO
$8,400$9,0001,04598.00%12,578-27 to 1
63Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
Portales, NM
$8,568$7,1101,05551.00%5,26636%17 to 1
64West Los Angeles College
Culver City, CA
$8,570---11,41722%26 to 1
65Gulf Coast State College
Panama City, FL
$8,633---4,41040%18 to 1
66Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico
Hato Rey, PR
$8,640$5,520--4,36724%19 to 1
67Park University
Parkville, MO
$8,651$6,224--10,16528%15 to 1
68Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro
San Juan, PR
$8,655$4,605-62.00%6,82635%21 to 1
69Central State University
Wilberforce, OH
$8,726$14,16081058.00%4,02128%19 to 1
70Palm Beach State College
Lake Worth, FL
$8,732---26,66644%29 to 1
71Rio Hondo College
Whittier, CA
$8,779---15,69221%28 to 1
72Cypress College
Cypress, CA
$8,898---15,32530%25 to 1
73Broward College
Fort Lauderdale, FL
$8,952---33,24335%26 to 1
74Santa Ana College
Santa Ana, CA
$8,960---20,11829%28 to 1
75Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Kansas City, MO
$9,020$6,9501,11597.00%3,43240%16 to 1
76Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, LA
$9,039$9,1771,08093.00%6,76945%19 to 1
77Santa Monica College
Santa Monica, CA
$9,044---25,94831%30 to 1
78Southwest Minnesota State University
Marshall, MN
$9,058$8,5261,01981.00%7,25948%16 to 1
79Bemidji State University
Bemidji, MN
$9,076$9,112-69.00%4,57746%19 to 1
80Santa Fe College
Gainesville, FL
$9,189---12,60753%19 to 1
81Trident University International
Cypress, CA
$9,240$6,120-49.00%6,86111%16 to 1
82St Petersburg College
Clearwater, FL
$9,286---26,43033%23 to 1
83Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, AR
$9,312$8,6121,00875.00%3,16334%14 to 1
84Thomas Edison State University
Trenton, NJ
$9,342$12,024--10,495-20 to 1
85Bellevue College
Bellevue, WA
$9,349---12,28634%14 to 1
86Valencia College
Orlando, FL
$9,383---45,94944%24 to 1
87Olympic College
Bremerton, WA
$9,387---5,35730%18 to 1
88Jackson State University
Jackson, MS
$9,445$9,44597090.00%6,92144%14 to 1
89Pensacola State College
Pensacola, FL
$9,470---9,22633%24 to 1
90Darton State College
Albany, GA
$9,470---4,12013%17 to 1
91Edmonds Community College
Lynnwood, WA
$9,498---6,54530%14 to 1
92Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH
$9,528$9,4951,07570.00%11,83547%18 to 1
93University of Phoenix-Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
$9,552$17,096--89,76312%77 to 1
94University of Phoenix-California
Ontario, CA
$9,552$16,752--3,17925%16 to 1
95Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wake Forest, NC
$9,562$5,830-82.00%3,34341%10 to 1
96Franklin University
Columbus, OH
$9,577$16,080--5,92642%13 to 1
97Florida State College at Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL
$9,631---22,34440%23 to 1
98Southern New Hampshire University
Manchester, NH
$9,650$18,810-94.00%134,34537%21 to 1
99Miami Dade College
Miami, FL
$9,661---46,52333%19 to 1
100Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global
Marion, IN
$9,671$11,977--10,94438%17 to 1