Affordable Colleges for Your Budget

The cost of higher education shouldn't discourage you from earning your degree. Explore your options for high-quality college programs that won't break the bank.

50 Most Affordable Public Schools for In-State Students

We have listed the top 50 four-year colleges ranked by their affordability and tendency to award scholarship funds. For families evaluating potential colleges, many variables come into play. Not least among them is affordability, or the school’s ability to support students via financial aid and the pricing of tuition. The schools on our list are most commonly liberal arts colleges,…

50 Most Affordable Small Private Colleges

Private colleges are schools that abide by their own sets of rules and requirements for undergraduate and graduate programs, and they are privately funded by tuition, private donors and investments. When you begin the quest to find the right college for your educational needs, affordability is always at the forefront of that decision. Private colleges are assumed to have higher…

50 Most Affordable Bible Colleges

Today, more than 1,200 colleges and universities offer Bible-based, Christian education for students throughout the United States and Canada. According to the Association for Biblical Higher Learning, Bible schools are unique among these institutions, providing modern hands-on mission training for seminary and theological students. We compiled a list of all U.S. and Canadian schools with a strong emphasis on ministry…

50 Most Affordable Public Schools for Out-of-State Students

In the five years between the 2008-09 and 2013-14 academic years, the national average out-of-state tuition rose 19%; students who ventured to other states for their education paid, on average, $22,203 for one year of school. Despite the fact that tuition prices continue to rise, students are still drawn to schools and programs that take them away from their home…

50 Most Affordable Community Colleges

The costs associated with higher education have become a prevalent concern for many prospective students. A TransUnion Consumer Wallet Study reveals that the debt share associated with student loans has tripled between 2005 and 2014 for the 20 to 29 age group. With the nation’s collective student debt peaking at over $1 trillion, it’s no surprise students are seeking affordable…

College Degree Hasn’t Paid Off, According to 30% of Graduates

In a survey conducted by AffordableColleges.com, 30% of college graduates indicated that their college degree was too expensive and not worth the time and investment, or they were not sure that it would pay off in the long run. The percentage of respondents who got a lot of value for their college degree increased as the age of respondents increased.…

Methodology

We used the latest information compiled by IPEDS and College Navigator databases as the main sources of our rankings metrics. These are both respected sources maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics, an entity of the U.S. Department of Education. The most current dataset is from the 2011-2012 school year. What We Considered We pulled our initial list of…