Where you live can play an important role in how cheaply you can go to college. The in-state tuition for state universities and colleges varies widely.
When you look at the list below, you should keep in mind that this is the average in-state tuition. That does not mean that these colleges are the cheapest in the United States.
Here’s a good example: The California State University system tuition is $5,742. You may be wondering why it is not on this list. California has two state university systems; the other being the University of California. The tuition for that system is over $14,000. When averaged together, it bumps California off this list.
The moral of the story? While tables like this are good, you need to drill down to the individual college.
|State||Average In-State |
|Wyoming||$5,060||University of Wyoming|
|Florida||$6,360||Florida State University|
|Montana||$6,410||Montana State University|
|Utah||$6,580||Utah State University|
|New Mexico||$6,620||New Mexico State University|
|Nevada||$6,910||Nevada State College|
|Idaho||$7,010||Idaho State University|
|Alaska||$7,130||University of Alaska Anchorage|
|North Carolina||$7,200||North Carolina State University|
|Mississippi||$7,410||Mississippi State University|