What Are the Cheapest Colleges in the USA?


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The colleges in America that offer the lowest tuition and fees for out-of-state students are Delta State University, Minot State University, Bemidji State University, Oklahoma Panhandle State University and West Texas A&M University. Universities usually charge out-of-state students more than resident students, so this is a good indicator of the lowest cost universities in the country. The ranking was done by U.S. News, but it does not include room, board, books and travel costs.

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What Are the Cheapest Colleges in the USA?
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The lowest-cost college is Delta State University in Mississippi. It charges all students at the same rate, whether they are residents or not. The amount of the tuition and fees is approximately $6,187.

Second on the list is Minot State University in North Dakota which charges $6,224 in tuition and fees. Bemidji State University in Minnesota is third with tuition and fees that total $8,134 a year. In Florida, the Oklahoma Panhandle State University charges $8,293 and is fourth on the list, while the West Texas A&M University in Texas charges $8,312.

Five other colleges also have rates for tuition and fees that are below $10,000 a year. These are Mayville State University, Northern State University, Midwestern State University, South Dakota State University and Wayne State College.

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