Top 10 Cheapest Colleges with Out-of-State Tuition

There are out-of-state schools, which offer affordable tuition for students looking to attend an out-of-state college!

Elizabeth Hoyt

June 03, 2016

Top 10 Cheapest Colleges with Out-of-State Tuition Top 10 Cheapest Colleges with Out-of-State Tuition

Students often want to attend colleges outside of their home state, however, with astronomical tuition costs, give up the idea and settle on a slightly less expensive in-state option.

In fact, according to a study by the College Board, the average tuition cost for undergraduates to attend a four-year public college for the 2015-2016 academic year was $23,893 – about two and a half times more than the average cost of in-state tuition.

There are, however, out-of-state schools, which offer affordable tuition for students looking to attend an out-of-state college.

BestColleges.com ranked the 50 colleges with the lowest out-of-state tuition. In order to come up with the rankings, the study analyzed 2014-2015 tuition rates at U.S. colleges and universities. The rankings only considered not-for-profit public and private schools with more than 900 students enrolled.

Check out the top ten cheapest U.S. colleges with out-of-state tuition, starting with number ten:

10. West Texas A&M University

Location: Canyon, Texas
Average Out-of-State Tuition: $7,220 in tuition per year
Learn more about West Texas A&M University.

9. Dickinson State University

Location: Dickinson, South Dakota
Average Out-of-State Tuition: $8,198 per year (though tuition is not the lowest; all in costs are)
Learn more about Dickinson State University.

8. Delta State University

Location: Cleveland, Mississippi
Average Out-of-State Tuition: $6,562 per year
Learn more about Delta State University.

7. New Mexico Highlands University

Location: Las Vegas, New Mexico
Average Out-of-State Tuition: $6,382 per year
Learn more about New Mexico Highlands University.

6. Peru State College

Location: Peru, Nebraska
Average Out-of-State Tuition: $6,188 per year
Learn more about Peru State College.

5. Mississippi Valley State University

Location: Itta Bena, Mississippi
Average Out-of-State Tuition: $5,916 per year
Learn more about Mississippi Valley State University.

4. Southern University at New Orleans

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Average Out-of-State Tuition: $4,911
Learn more about Southern University at New Orleans.

3. Minot State University

Location: Minot, North Dakota
Average Out-of-State Tuition: $6,086 per year
Learn more about Minot State University.

2. Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Location: Goodwell, Oklahoma
Average Out-of-State Tuition: $6,739 per year
Learn more about Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

1. Chadron State University

Location: Chadron, Nebraska
Average Out-of-State Tuition: $5,630 per year

Learn more about Chadron State College.

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