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

State residents enrolled at Tohono O'Odham Community College face among the lowest cost of attending in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.


State residents enrolled at Tohono O'Odham Community College face among the lowest cost of attending 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 to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
State
School
Enrollment
2017-18 tuition
1
Utah
Southwest Technical College
493
$370
2
Utah
Davis Technical College
3,225
$383
3
Utah
Mountainland Technical College
2,425
$470
4
Kansas
Haskell Indian Nations University
820
$480
5
California
Advance Beauty College
389
$525
6
California
Diamond Beauty College
249
$575
7
Louisiana
Infinity College
306
$585
8
Massachusetts
Jupiter Beauty Academy
149
$715
9
California
Asian-American International Beauty College
547
$800
10
Texas
The Healthcare Institute
64
$820
11
Georgia
New Horizons Medical Institute
220
$892
12
Arizona
Tohono O'Odham Community College
276
$932
13
New Jersey
Best Care College
51
$987
14
Tennessee
Allied Health Careers Institute
--
$1,000
15
New York
United States Merchant Marine Academy
927
$1,020
16
Oklahoma
Mid-America Technology Center
916
$1,035
17
New Mexico
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
367
$1,095
18
California
My Le's Beauty College
105
$1,100
19
California
American River College
30,519
$1,104
20
California
Barstow Community College
3,285
$1,104
21
California
Cosumnes River College
14,010
$1,104
22
California
Folsom Lake College
8,499
$1,104
23
Puerto Rico
Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de San Juan
759
$1,105
24
California
Copper Mountain Community College
1,630
$1,112
25
California
Antelope Valley College
14,105
$1,124
26
Puerto Rico
Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de Manati
655
$1,125
27
California
Lassen Community College
2,227
$1,127
28
Puerto Rico
Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de Ponce
693
$1,130
29
California
Chabot College
13,742
$1,138
30
California
Fullerton College
24,073
$1,138
31
California
Las Positas College
9,049
$1,138
32
California
Cypress College
15,941
$1,140
33
California
ATEP at IVC
--
$1,142
34
California
El Camino College-Compton Center
7,492
$1,142
35
California
El Camino Community College District
24,033
$1,142
36
California
Imperial Valley College
7,824
$1,142
37
California
Irvine Valley College
14,147
$1,142
38
California
Napa Valley College
6,148
$1,142
39
California
Crafton Hills College
5,937
$1,143
40
California
Coastline Community College
10,706
$1,148
41
California
Merced College
10,750
$1,150
42
California
MiraCosta College
14,801
$1,152
43
California
MiraCosta College -
--
$1,152
44
California
College of the Canyons
19,966
$1,154
45
California
College of the Siskiyous
2,316
$1,154
46
California
Columbia College
2,420
$1,162
47
California
Modesto Junior College
17,684
$1,162
48
California
Ohlone College
9,814
$1,162
49
California
Gavilan College
5,847
$1,166
50
California
Chaffey College
22,002
$1,170
51
California
Glendale Community College
15,178
$1,175
52
California
Monterey Peninsula College
7,815
$1,176
53
California
Golden West College
11,857
$1,178
54
California
College of the Redwoods
4,804
$1,182
55
California
Citrus College
12,753
$1,183
56
California
Orange Coast College
21,731
$1,186
57
California
Long Beach City College
24,704
$1,188
58
California
Mission College
7,868
$1,189
59
Oklahoma
Moore Norman Technology Center
1,665
$1,202
60
California
East Los Angeles College
36,970
$1,220
61
California
Los Angeles City College
17,661
$1,220
62
California
Los Angeles Harbor College
9,400
$1,220
63
California
Los Angeles Mission College
10,436
$1,220
64
California
Los Angeles Pierce College
20,618
$1,220
65
California
Los Angeles Southwest College
6,655
$1,220
66
California
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
14,606
$1,220
67
California
Los Angeles Valley College
18,643
$1,220
68
California
Lake Tahoe Community College
2,052
$1,224
69
California
Berkeley City College
6,811
$1,230
70
California
College of Alameda
6,397
$1,230
71
California
Laney College
10,928
$1,230
72
California
Merritt College
6,783
$1,230
73
Arizona
Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College
250
$1,255
74
California
Cabrillo College
11,978
$1,268
75
California
Palo Verde College
3,997
$1,288
76
California
Cerro Coso Community College
5,136
$1,290
77
California
Clovis Community College
6,684
$1,304
78
California
Fresno City College
22,925
$1,304
79
California
Contra Costa College
6,340
$1,312
80
California
Diablo Valley College
19,419
$1,312
81
California
Los Medanos College
8,728
$1,312
82
Oklahoma
Kiamichi Technology Center-Atoka
184
$1,312
83
Oklahoma
Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester
414
$1,312
84
Oklahoma
Kiamichi Technology Center-Stigler
21
$1,312
85
Oklahoma
Kiamichi Technology Centers-Talihina Campus
113
$1,312
86
Oklahoma
Kiamichi Technology Center-Hugo
81
$1,313
87
Oklahoma
Kiamichi Technology Center-Idabel
49
$1,313
88
Oklahoma
Kiamichi Technology Center-Poteau
295
$1,313
89
Oklahoma
Kiamichi Technology Center-Spiro
33
$1,313
90
California
Bakersfield College
22,710
$1,325
91
California
College of the Desert
10,792
$1,335
92
California
Cuesta College
10,232
$1,338
93
California
Palomar College
23,923
$1,338
94
California
Cerritos College
20,979
$1,346
95
California
Pasadena City College
27,165
$1,348
96
California
Mt San Antonio College
29,446
$1,349
97
Arkansas
Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute
189
$1,350
98
California
Allan Hancock College
12,012
$1,352
99
California
Evergreen Valley College
9,092
$1,356
100
California
Canada College
6,513
$1,360
101
California
Butte College
11,300
$1,368
102
California
Cuyamaca College
9,738
$1,386
103
California
Grossmont College
18,498
$1,386
104
California
Mt San Jacinto Community College District
15,497
$1,386
105
California
Moorpark College
14,010
$1,388
106
California
Oxnard College
7,115
$1,388
107
California
College of the Sequoias
11,959
$1,390
108
California
College of San Mateo
9,048
$1,400
109
Arizona
Dine College
1,396
$1,410
110
Florida
Broward College
43,700
$1,415
111
California
Hartnell College
12,328
$1,420
112
California
Norco College
9,831
$1,420
113
California
Mendocino College
4,238
$1,423
114
California
Moreno Valley College
9,202
$1,426
115
California
Feather River Community College District
1,973
$1,461
116
New Mexico
San Juan College
7,231
$1,474
117
California
College of Marin
5,621
$1,490
118
New Mexico
Clovis Community College
3,317
$1,536
119
New Mexico
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Campus
635
$1,540
120
California
De Anza College
21,716
$1,552
121
California
Foothill College
15,369
$1,554
122
New Mexico
Central New Mexico Community College
24,781
$1,578
123
California
City College of San Francisco
21,189
$1,598
124
California
Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education
386
$1,650
125
New Mexico
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus
2,115
$1,758
126
New Mexico
New Mexico Junior College
2,408
$1,776
127
Oklahoma
Meridian Technology Center
870
$1,800
128
Arizona
Northland Pioneer College
3,044
$1,808
129
North Carolina
Pamlico Community College
508
$1,867
130
North Carolina
McDowell Technical Community College
1,120
$1,900
131
North Carolina
Pitt Community College
8,279
$1,930
132
New Mexico
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus
2,478
$1,932
133
North Carolina
Durham Technical Community College
5,174
$1,958
134
Arizona
Cochise County Community College District
4,213
$1,968
135
Tennessee
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Oneida-Huntsville
338
$1,970
136
New Mexico
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus
1,624
$1,974
137
Michigan
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
141
$2,040
138
North Carolina
Craven Community College
2,883
$2,053
139
New Mexico
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad
1,790
$2,068
140
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla
3,396
$2,082
141
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon
4,927
$2,083
142
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Cayey
3,766
$2,083
143
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
13,314
$2,083
144
Arizona
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
14,630
$2,094
145
Arizona
Estrella Mountain Community College
9,344
$2,094
146
Arizona
GateWay Community College
5,058
$2,094
147
Arizona
Glendale Community College
19,000
$2,094
148
Arizona
Mesa Community College
20,508
$2,094
149
Arizona
Paradise Valley Community College
8,393
$2,094
150
Arizona
Phoenix College
11,508
$2,094
151
Arizona
Rio Salado College
18,636
$2,094
152
Arizona
Scottsdale Community College
9,551
$2,094
153
Arizona
South Mountain Community College
4,058
$2,094
154
Oklahoma
Northwest Technology Center-Alva
127
$2,100
155
Oklahoma
Northwest Technology Center-Fairview
89
$2,100
156
Arizona
Mohave Community College
4,230
$2,112
157
New Mexico
Santa Fe Community College
4,739
$2,115
158
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo
4,150
$2,117
159
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Ponce
3,630
$2,117
160
Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico-Utuado
1,469
$2,117
161
Arizona
Pima Community College
24,956
$2,118
162
Oklahoma
Northeast Technology Center-Afton
444
$2,150
163
Oklahoma
Northeast Technology Center-Pryor
501
$2,150
164
Florida
Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College
971
$2,160
165
North Carolina
Guilford Technical Community College
11,059
$2,167
166
North Carolina
Southwestern Community College
2,467
$2,213
167
North Carolina
College of the Albemarle
2,268
$2,223
168
New Mexico
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus
1,031
$2,224
169
California
Butte County Regional Occupational Program
74
$2,250
170
Montana
Fort Peck Community College
385
$2,250
171
North Dakota
Turtle Mountain Community College
584
$2,250
172
Montana
Chief Dull Knife College
168
$2,260
173
North Carolina
Wilson Community College
1,851
$2,268
174
Arizona
Yavapai College
7,282
$2,280
175
Utah
Tooele Technical College
444
$2,293
176
Texas
Hill College
4,075
$2,295
177
Kansas
Coffeyville Technical Campus
--
$2,304
178
Kansas
Columbus Technical Campus
--
$2,304
179
Arkansas
Northwest Technical Institute
250
$2,321
180
North Carolina
Tri-County Community College
1,126
$2,363
181
Puerto Rico
Colegio Universitario de San Juan
1,528
$2,370
182
North Carolina
Randolph Community College
2,696
$2,373
183
Montana
Aaniiih Nakoda College
149
$2,410
184
New Mexico
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus
2,963
$2,424
185
New Mexico
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo
1,771
$2,424
186
North Carolina
Coastal Carolina Community College
3,984
$2,462
187
Texas
Lee College
7,133
$2,488
188
Idaho
College of Eastern Idaho
676
$2,494
189
California
Brand College
40
$2,500
190
West Virginia
Fred W Eberle Technical Center
167
$2,500
191
Florida
Hillsborough Community College
27,061
$2,506
192
North Carolina
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
3,369
$2,508
193
North Carolina
Richmond Community College
2,653
$2,516
194
North Carolina
Edgecombe Community College
2,228
$2,522
195
North Carolina
Wayne Community College
3,402
$2,524
196
North Carolina
Cleveland Community College
2,832
$2,526
197
North Carolina
Fayetteville Technical Community College
11,380
$2,528
198
North Carolina
Bladen Community College
1,248
$2,532
199
North Carolina
Brunswick Community College
1,400
$2,532
200
North Carolina
Montgomery Community College
763
$2,537

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