Affordable colleges in the United States include Delta State University in Mississippi and Mayville State University in North Dakota. These schools are among the ranks of schools with the lowest out-of-state tuition costs. As of October 2015, Delta State out-of-state tuition is $6,112 per year, and Mayville State out-of-state tuition is $4,930 per year.
U.S. News and World Report lists several other schools with low out-of-state tuition costs including West Texas A&M University, Bemidji State University in Minnesota and the University of Baltimore in Maryland. One of the most affordable colleges in the country is the University of Texas - Pan American in Edinburgh, Texas. The net cost for studying at this college is $2,485.
There are several U.S. colleges that do not charge any tuition fees. Students are usually still responsible room and board expenses. Generally, these colleges require students to work at the college in some capacity during their course of study. Colleges in this category include College of the Ozarks, Berea College and the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering.
The colleges for each branch of the armed forces do not charge any tuition. These three colleges are the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.