A List of the Most Affordable 4-Year Colleges in Each State

Ebony   Ebony | Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 266 views

We live in a world that demands you have an education. It doesn’t matter that you won’t utilize half of what you learned in college, will most likely graduate with a ridiculous amount of debt only to land in a job that pays pennies or do not wish to go to school, anyway. You pretty much have to attend a post-secondary institution of some sort for a small chance at success.

But despite the many drawbacks to obtaining a degree, the rewards are plentiful, and according to Scholarship Owl, you can attend an institution of higher learning without breaking the bank.

In fact, the educational resource site argues that some of the most affordable institutions offer the best curricula.

Per data published by Scholarship Owl,  below is a list of the cheapest four-year public colleges and universities by state.


Arizona State University Skysong: $8,503


University of Alaska Fairbanks: $5,246


Jacksonville State University: $7,092


University of Arkansas-Fort Smith: $4,727


California State University-Monterey Bay: $5,963


Colorado Mountain College: $1,548


Central Connecticut State University: $8,877


Delaware State University: $7,336


Palm Beach State University: $2,378


Georgia Highlands College: $2,595


University of Hawaii Maui College: $2,862


Idaho State University: $6,566


Northeastern Illinois University: $8,868


Vincennes University: $5,174


Iowa State University: $7,731


Fort Hays State University: $4,469


Murray State University: $7,392


Southern University at New Orleans: $5,218


University of Maine at Presque Isle: $7,300


Coppin State University: $6,624


Massachusetts Maritime University: $7,250


Northwestern Michigan College: $3,017


Metropolitan State University: $6,642


Mississippi Valley State University: $5,916


Harris-Stowe University: $5,210


The University of Montana-Western: $4, 761


Wayne State College: $5,604


College of Southern Nevada: $2,700

New Hampshire

Granite State College: $7,065

New Jersey

Thomas Edison State College: $5,871

New Mexico

Navajo Technical University: $3,400

New York

CUNY Medger Evers College: $6,332

North Carolina

Elizabeth City State University $4,498

North Dakota

Bismarck State College: $3,520


Ohio University: $4,872


Oklahoma State University (Oklahoma City): $2,859


Eastern Oregon University: $7,440


Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania: $8,914

Rhode Island

Rhode Island College: $7,602

South Carolina

University of South Carolina (Beaufort): $9,404

South Dakota

Dakota State University: $7,506


Tennessee State University $6,930


Brazosport College: $2,295


Snow College: $3,388


Johnson State College: $10,604


Norfolk State University: $7,552


Olympic College: $3,720

Washington, D.C.

University of the District of Columbia: $5,251

West Virginia

West Virginia University at Parkersburg: $2,928


Madison Area Technical College: $4,133


University of Wyoming: $4,646



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