Sticker shock: Which 4-year U.S. schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?

State residents enrolled at Bellingham Technical College face among the lowest cost of attending four-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.


State residents enrolled at Bellingham Technical College face among the lowest cost of attending four-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2017-18 academic year reported by four-year schools to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
State
School
Enrollment
2017-18 tuition
1
Kansas
Haskell Indian Nations University
820
$480
2
New York
United States Merchant Marine Academy
927
$1,020
3
California
Antelope Valley College
14,105
$1,124
4
California
Cypress College
15,941
$1,140
5
California
MiraCosta College
14,801
$1,152
6
California
MiraCosta College -
--
$1,152
7
California
Modesto Junior College
17,684
$1,162
8
California
Bakersfield College
22,710
$1,325
9
Arizona
Dine College
1,396
$1,410
10
Florida
Broward College
43,700
$1,415
11
California
Feather River Community College District
1,973
$1,461
12
California
Foothill College
15,369
$1,554
13
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla
3,396
$2,082
14
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon
4,927
$2,083
15
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Cayey
3,766
$2,083
16
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
13,314
$2,083
17
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo
4,150
$2,117
18
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Ponce
3,630
$2,117
19
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Utuado
1,469
$2,117
20
North Dakota
Turtle Mountain Community College
584
$2,250
21
Puerto Rico
Colegio Universitario de San Juan
1,528
$2,370
22
Florida
College of Central Florida
7,375
$2,570
23
Tennessee
Pentecostal Theological Seminary
400
$2,596
24
South Dakota
Oglala Lakota College
1,301
$2,684
25
California
Grace Mission University
223
$2,840
26
Florida
State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota
10,480
$3,074
27
Florida
Florida Gateway College
3,197
$3,100
28
Florida
Daytona State College
12,706
$3,109
29
South Dakota
Sinte Gleska University
568
$3,154
30
Hawaii
University of Hawaii Maui College
3,342
$3,158
31
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Carolina
3,920
$3,158
32
Florida
South Florida State College
2,722
$3,165
33
Georgia
South Georgia State College
2,542
$3,254
34
Georgia
Bainbridge State College
2,468
$3,270
35
Georgia
Georgia Highlands College
6,013
$3,288
36
Georgia
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
2,783
$3,416
37
Washington
Bellingham Technical College
2,426
$3,461
38
Puerto Rico
Escuela de Artes Plasticas y Diseno de Puerto Rico
555
$3,462
39
Washington
Clark College
10,318
$3,613
40
Washington
Olympic College
6,527
$3,693
41
Washington
Bellevue College
13,506
$3,699
42
Texas
Brazosport College
4,315
$3,735
43
Washington
Wenatchee Valley College
3,440
$3,779
44
Washington
Seattle Central College
6,705
$3,795
45
Colorado
Colorado Mountain College
5,806
$3,808
46
Alaska
Ilisagvik College
188
$3,820
47
Washington
Edmonds Community College
8,348
$3,822
48
Georgia
Gordon State College
3,901
$3,828
49
North Dakota
Bismarck State College
3,976
$3,832
50
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
6,131
$3,836
51
North Dakota
Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College
268
$3,870
52
Illinois
Christian Life College
52
$3,900
53
North Dakota
Sitting Bull College
282
$3,910
54
Georgia
Middle Georgia State University
7,714
$3,924
55
Washington
Highline College
6,750
$3,936
56
American Samoa
American Samoa Community College
1,253
$3,950
57
Washington
Green River College
8,050
$3,975
58
Washington
Grays Harbor College
1,973
$3,993
59
Idaho
Brigham Young University-Idaho
44,821
$4,018
60
Texas
South Texas College
33,700
$4,020
61
Northern Marianas
Northern Marianas College
1,038
$4,038
62
New Mexico
Navajo Technical University
1,675
$4,070
63
Puerto Rico
Universidad Pentecostal Mizpa
369
$4,120
64
Washington
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
3,652
$4,137
65
Washington
Tacoma Community College
6,699
$4,146
66
Georgia
Dalton State College
5,188
$4,212
67
Colorado
Aspen University
2,729
$4,230
68
North Dakota
United Tribes Technical College
483
$4,252
69
Washington
North Seattle College
6,266
$4,302
70
Washington
Centralia College
3,265
$4,343
71
Washington
Peninsula College
2,173
$4,347
72
Washington
Yakima Valley College
4,101
$4,409
73
Georgia
University of North Georgia
18,219
$4,421
74
Puerto Rico
Universidad Teologica del Caribe
320
$4,432
75
Washington
Northwest Indian College
579
$4,437
76
Washington
Whatcom Community College
4,507
$4,460
77
Georgia
College of Coastal Georgia
3,529
$4,496
78
Washington
South Seattle College
6,346
$4,515
79
Texas
Tyler Junior College
11,493
$4,524
80
Washington
Columbia Basin College
6,489
$4,554
81
Alabama
Huntsville Bible College
139
$4,560
82
California
Angeles College
167
$4,608
83
Michigan
Henry Ford College
12,653
$4,694
84
Texas
University of North Texas Health Science Center
2,381
$4,735
85
Delaware
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens
--
$4,848
86
Delaware
Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington
--
$4,848
87
Delaware
Delaware Technical Community College-Terry
14,479
$4,848
88
Michigan
Schoolcraft College
11,339
$4,942
89
New Mexico
Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development
582
$4,960
90
North Carolina
Elizabeth City State University
1,357
$4,986
91
Puerto Rico
Humacao Community College
517
$5,002
92
Kansas
Fort Hays State University
14,658
$5,009
93
Utah
Dixie State University
8,993
$5,080
94
Mississippi
Southeastern Baptist College
45
$5,165
95
Wyoming
University of Wyoming
12,366
$5,217
96
Virgin Islands
University of the Virgin Islands
2,370
$5,235
97
Virgin Islands
University of the Virgin Islands-Albert A. Sheen
--
$5,235
98
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
2,396
$5,250
99
Puerto Rico
Caribbean University-Carolina
438
$5,264
100
Puerto Rico
Caribbean University-Ponce
1,062
$5,264
101
Puerto Rico
Caribbean University-Vega Baja
384
$5,264
102
Texas
Grace School of Theology
315
$5,280
103
Georgia
Reformed University
--
$5,300
104
Kentucky
Simmons College of Kentucky
203
$5,310
105
Missouri
Harris-Stowe State University
1,464
$5,340
106
Georgia
Georgia Southwestern State University
2,954
$5,341
107
Puerto Rico
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce
7,360
$5,370
108
Washington
Renton Technical College
3,587
$5,377
109
Maryland
Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary
72
$5,400
110
Alabama
Columbia Southern University
21,442
$5,415
111
Georgia
Clayton State University
6,996
$5,419
112
Guam
Pacific Islands University
67
$5,428
113
South Carolina
W L Bonner College
35
$5,436
114
Georgia
Armstrong State University
7,157
$5,439
115
Utah
Brigham Young University-Provo
34,240
$5,460
116
Puerto Rico
Dewey University-Hato Rey
828
$5,475
117
New York
Fashion Institute of Technology
9,261
$5,483
118
Montana
The University of Montana-Western
1,505
$5,502
119
Guam
University of Guam
3,875
$5,578
120
Florida
University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee
2,068
$5,587
121
Missouri
City Vision University
137
$5,600
122
Georgia
Georgia Gwinnett College
12,052
$5,634
123
Utah
Utah Valley University
34,978
$5,652
124
Florida
Florida State University
41,173
$5,656
125
Ohio
Kent State University at Stark
5,015
$5,664
126
Georgia
Albany State University
3,041
$5,675
127
Indiana
American College of Education
3,844
$5,675
128
Virginia
Virginia Baptist College
112
$5,680
129
Utah
Weber State University
26,809
$5,712
130
Indiana
Vincennes University
18,897
$5,737
131
Georgia
Savannah State University
4,955
$5,743
132
District of Columbia
University of the District of Columbia
4,318
$5,756
133
Missouri
Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies
4,298
$5,760
134
California
America Evangelical University
--
$5,770
135
Texas
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
6,673
$5,782
136
North Carolina
Grace College of Divinity
112
$5,800
137
Puerto Rico
American University of Puerto Rico
804
$5,811
138
Puerto Rico
Universidad del Turabo
17,167
$5,820
139
Puerto Rico
Universidad Metropolitana
13,636
$5,820
140
Puerto Rico
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Barranquitas
1,976
$5,860
141
Puerto Rico
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Guayama
1,930
$5,860
142
Montana
Montana State University-Northern
1,207
$5,861
143
Maryland
Faith Theological Seminary
133
$5,870
144
Puerto Rico
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce
5,292
$5,872
145
Puerto Rico
University of Phoenix-Puerto Rico
223
$5,892
146
Puerto Rico
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German
4,722
$5,898
147
Oklahoma
Langston University
2,420
$5,936
148
North Carolina
Winston-Salem State University
5,151
$5,941
149
New Mexico
New Mexico Highlands University
3,322
$5,954
150
Alabama
Troy University-Support Locations
--
$6,000
151
Arizona
Western International University
1,658
$6,000
152
Puerto Rico
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon
4,821
$6,000
153
Texas
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
174
$6,000
154
New Mexico
Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
6,010
$6,013
155
New Mexico
Western New Mexico University
3,427
$6,066
156
Minnesota
Bethlehem College & Seminary
195
$6,080
157
Michigan
Lake Michigan College
4,059
$6,105
158
Georgia
Georgia Military College
8,234
$6,124
159
Georgia
Columbus State University
8,407
$6,134
160
Texas
University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
12
$6,150
161
Tennessee
Huntington College of Health Sciences
208
$6,155
162
Indiana
Purdue University - Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis
--
$6,165
163
Indiana
Purdue University - Purdue Polytechnic Vincennes
--
$6,165
164
Oklahoma
Cameron University
4,846
$6,180
165
Oklahoma
Oklahoma Panhandle State University
1,207
$6,196
166
Puerto Rico
EDP University of Puerto Rico Inc-San Juan
1,690
$6,200
167
Wisconsin
College of Menominee Nation
394
$6,200
168
Georgia
Georgia Christian University
363
$6,220
169
Georgia
University of West Georgia
13,308
$6,226
170
Texas
Baptist University of the Americas
231
$6,240
171
Puerto Rico
Universidad Central de Bayamon
1,665
$6,260
172
Alaska
University of Alaska Fairbanks
8,283
$6,262
173
Oklahoma
Northeastern State University
8,109
$6,327
174
Kansas
Emporia State University
5,887
$6,345
175
Georgia
Kennesaw State University
35,018
$6,347
176
Florida
The University of West Florida
12,966
$6,360
177
Utah
Midwives College of Utah
241
$6,400
178
Florida
University of South Florida-Main Campus
42,861
$6,410
179
Louisiana
Southern University at New Orleans
2,430
$6,421
180
Mississippi
Mississippi Valley State University
2,455
$6,422
181
Puerto Rico
Atenas College
1,005
$6,465
182
Texas
University of Houston-Downtown
14,251
$6,470
183
Puerto Rico
Columbia Central University-Caguas
1,540
$6,480
184
Indiana
Purdue University - Purdue Polytechnic Anderson
--
$6,518
185
Indiana
Purdue University - Purdue Polytechnic Lafayette
--
$6,518
186
Kansas
Grantham University
8,637
$6,540
187
Nebraska
Summit Christian College
37
$6,560
188
California
California State University-Fresno
24,405
$6,585
189
Florida
Hobe Sound Bible College
203
$6,595
190
Oklahoma
East Central University
4,160
$6,600
191
Mississippi
Mississippi University for Women
2,956
$6,614
192
Michigan
Alpena Community College
1,536
$6,630
193
Puerto Rico
Huertas College
902
$6,635
194
California
California State University-Los Angeles
27,827
$6,639
195
Georgia
Fort Valley State University
2,679
$6,658
196
Florida
South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary
258
$6,660
197
Louisiana
Louisiana State University-Alexandria
3,276
$6,669
198
Utah
Southern Utah University
9,299
$6,676
199
Alaska
University of Alaska Anchorage
16,318
$6,690
200
West Virginia
Bluefield State College
1,362
$6,728

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