Top 50 Cheapest Colleges & Universities With Low Tuition Costs

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What are the Lowest Cost Colleges in the U.S.?

We scoured the list of US Colleges, looking for the ones that offered the most affordable tuition rates. While the primary criterion was the lowest tuition cost, we looked at other aspects that made the schools special, unique, and beneficial to students. The survey excluded community colleges and four-year colleges that did not offer multiple bachelor’s degree programs.

We also noted some important trends. Many states have upgraded and expanded community colleges into four-year degree institutions. These expansions often took the form of inductions into State University Systems and State College Systems. The addition of state resources and education standards helps ensure that students get high-quality education.

Educational costs in the form of tuition expenses and post-graduate student debt are important issues in American education. This review offers students information about access to high quality low-cost education, both on campus and online. Our results are based on In-State Tuition.

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South Georgia State College

South Georgia State College located in Douglas, and Waycross, Georgia is a public four-year higher educational institution. The state created the current college in 2013 by combining Waycross Junior College (founded, 1972) and the original South Georgia State College (founded, 1907) into a single institution. The student body, averaging around 2,500 students, is a diverse group from 22 states and 13 countries. The college offers six bachelor degree programs. There were five Bachelor of Science degrees in biological sciences (BSBS), management (BSM), nursing (BSN), early childhood/special education (P-5) (ELE/SPED), and long-term healthcare management (BSLTHM).

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$2,780
  • Out-of-State:$10,526
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:13%
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College of Central Florida

The College of Central Florida is a public institution in the Florida College System. Founded in 1957, the College of Central Florida has campus locations in Ocala, Levy, Hampton Center, Citrus, and Vintage Farms. The school maintains an active online education program and offers small classes and a sense of community. Students can pursue Bachelor of Science degrees in early childhood education and nursing. They can get a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Management with many specializations including accounting. There is no graduate salary information available for this institution.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$2,824
  • Out-of-State:$10,624
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:37%
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Saint Johns River State College

Saint Johns River State College is a two- and four-year educational institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. It offers three bachelor’s degrees in addition to its traditional role as a community college providing associate degrees and transfer programs. In 2011, the college began offering bachelor degrees in nursing (BSN), early childhood education, and organizational management. The organizational management degree has concentrations in supervision and management, healthcare administration, and computer information systems. Salary information is not available for recent graduates incomes in early-career and mid-career stages.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$2,972
  • Out-of-State:$10,278
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:46%
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Daytona State College

Daytona State College, situated near the vibrant Daytona Beach and Orlando areas, is an ideal Central Florida location. Students will study in a rapidly expanding area. Daytona State College offers seven bachelor degree programs in education, engineering, technology, and management. The school dedicates substantial resources for college counseling and career development including a virtual career center for student jobs, internships, and employment. The average early career salary for graduates is about $41,300 and it rises to $73,000 at the mid-career stage.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,072
  • Out-of-State:$11,960
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:37%
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State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota

State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota offers bachelor’s degree programs on campus and online. With small classes and individual attention, students can shape and customize their path to success. The BAS and BSN degrees require prior completion of 60 credit hours or an associate degree. The school offers bachelor’s degrees in in health services administration, international business and trade, public safety and emergency management, supervision and management, technology management, and early childhood education. The college also provides a bachelor’s in nursing. Recent graduates average $44,800 , and their incomes grow to $79,400 at the mid-career mark.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,074
  • Out-of-State:$11,595
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:38%
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Valencia College

Valencia College has grown from a junior college into a four-year degree institution. Located in Orlando, Florida, Valencia offers access to vibrant Central Florida communities. With an enrollment of over 70,000 students, Valencia is a large institution. The college offers five bachelor’s degree programs in health sciences and nursing, engineering, and technology. Valencia College has Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in business and organizational leadership, and computing technology and software design. It has Bachelor of Science degrees in cardiopulmonary sciences, electrical and computer engineering technology, radiologic and imaging sciences, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Graduates early-career salaries average $46,500, and late-career earnings average $82,300.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,090
  • Out-of-State:$11,700
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
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Eastern Florida State College

Eastern Florida State College was established in 1960 and is located in Cocoa, Florida along the famous Florida Space Coast. The school has a direct connection with the University of Central Florida, and an Aerospace program at the Kennedy Space Center. The school has more than 25,000 students and three additional campus locations in Melbourne, Palm Bay, and Titusville. Formerly the Brevard County Community College, Eastern Florida State College offers bachelor degree programs in nursing (BSN), organizational management (BAS), applied health sciences (BAS), and computer information systems technology (BAS). Salary information is not available for recent graduate salaries in early-career stages and mid-career income.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,120
  • Out-of-State:$12,172
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:47%
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Chipola College

Chipola College was established in 1947. It is a member of the Florida College System and one of the early Florida community colleges to offer bachelor degrees. The school serves the Panhandle Region with both on campus and online programs. Chipola College offers bachelor degrees in nursing (Rn to BS), teacher education, business administration, and accounting. No information is available on graduate’s average salaries.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,120
  • Out-of-State:$8,950
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:48%
9

Seminole State College of Florida

Seminole State College of Florida has a primary campus in Sanford with smaller locations in Oviedo, Altamonte Springs, and Heathrow. Seminole State offers five bachelor degree programs: interior design, construction, business information management, engineering technology, and information systems. Graduate salaries average $46,400 in the early-career stage and $82,400 when they reach the mid-point of their career.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,131
  • Out-of-State:$11,456
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:41%
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Florida State College at Jacksonville

Florida State College at Jacksonville offers on-campus, online, and hybrid learning programs. With a focus on enabling students to enter the job market, the college offers focused bachelor degree programs. Students can choose flexible options to meet their needs. The school offers bachelor’s degrees in business administration, biomedical sciences, communications and media, computer systems, digital media, early childhood education, management, public safety, nursing (BSN), logistics, human services, and IT. The college’s graduates earn an early-career average of $44,000 rising to mid-career averages of $78,000.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,146
  • Out-of-State:$12,038
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:38%
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Pasco-Hernando State College

Pasco-Hernando State College has a primary campus in New Port Richey, Florida. It is a new four-year state college serving a growing demand for education in Florida. The institutions regional accreditation comes through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The college offers both two- and four-year degrees. The main campus is also the home of the highly regarded Rao Musunru Art Gallery, though there are also campus locations in Brooksville, Dade City, New Port Richey, Spring Hill, and Wesley Chapel. No salary information is available for graduates of this institution.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,156
  • Out-of-State:$12,032
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:35%
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South Florida State College

South Florida State College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. It has bachelor’s degrees for early education, applied science of management, and nursing (BSN). The school offers bachelor degree programs at four locations: DeSoto Campus, Hardee campus, Highlands campus, and Lake placid Center. The school has intimate settings with an 11:1 student-teacher-ratio. Salary information is not available for recent graduate salaries.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,162
  • Out-of-State:$11,856
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:42%
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Gordon State College

Gordon State College in Barnesville, Georgia offers bachelor degrees in English teaching, history, and interdisciplinary studies as well as BS programs in early childhood education, special education, management and administration mathematics, and nursing. Graduates earn early-career salaries averaging $38,100, and late-career salaries averaging $69,000.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,204
  • Out-of-State:$11,835
  • Retention Rate: 42%
  • Graduation Rate:11%
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Great Basin College

Great Basin College in Elko, Nevada offers a progressive educational philosophy, open to new ideas and approaches. The student-centered approach to education serves rural Nevada with Bachelor of Arts in English, elementary education, secondary education, social science, and natural Resources. They offer Bachelors of Applied Science degrees in land surveying and geomatics, digital information technology, graphic communication, human services, instrumentation, and management and supervision. Great Basin has a Bachelor in Social Work 3+1 Program and Bachelor of Science degree programs in nursing and biological sciences. Graduate salaries average $49,200 in early-career stages and an estimated $85,000 by mid-career.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,247
  • Out-of-State:$6,637
  • Retention Rate: 63%
  • Graduation Rate:36%
15

Western Nevada College

WNC offers a number of online degrees and programs for individuals seeking to advance their education from the comfort and safety of home. Programs in business, management, criminal justice, graphic design, accounting and networking can be completed entirely online and many programs allow students to combine online learning with in-person courses.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,277
  • Out-of-State:$7,190
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:25%
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Northwest Florida State College

Northwest Florida State College, located in Niceville, Florida, was founded as a junior college in 1963. It became a four-year school offering bachelor degrees in 2008. Operating six satellite locations, Northwest Florida State College makes education affordable and accessible in the northwest Florida region. The school is part of the Florida College System. Early-career averages of graduate salaries sit around $40,600 while the mid-career average is closer to $71,600.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,324
  • Out-of-State:$11,634
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:35%
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St Petersburg College

St Petersburg College is a Florida public college in Pinellas County and is part of the Florida College System. St Petersburg College offers four-year bachelor degrees in 20 fields of study including health services, public policy, mathematics, technology management, and many levels of teaching and education. It has a large student population of about 70,000 students, served through 11 campuses. Recent graduates average $46,600, and their incomes grow to $77,800 at the mid-career mark.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,352
  • Out-of-State:$11,607
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:32%
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Polk State College

Polk State College of Winter Haven, Florida offers low-cost education to residents of Central Florida. Converted from a community college in 2009, the school offers six bachelor’s degrees. Students can pursue four-year degrees in supervision and management, criminal justice, nursing, aerospace sciences, early childhood education, and elementary education. Graduate salaries average $42,100 in early-career stages and $74,600 at the mid-career point.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,366
  • Out-of-State:$12,271
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:27%
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Broward College

Broward College is a public college Fort Lauderdale and part of the Florida College System. The school offers nursing degrees (BSN) and students can seek bachelor of science degrees in education and environmental science. It also offers Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in information technology, supervision and management, technology management, and supply chain management. Recent graduates average salaries of $44,400 and their incomes grow to $77,400 at the mid-career mark.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,510
  • Out-of-State:$7,290
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:31%
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Miami Dade College

Miami-Dade College has eight campus locations and 21 outreach centers in populous Miami-Dade County Florida. The main campus is the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. The college is part of the Florida College system, and it’s also the largest, with about 165,000 students. Students have a wide range of choices in degrees. Their bachelor degree programs offer a range of fields of study including nursing, business, education, science and technology, and public safety. Students can get bachelor degrees on campus, online, or in a mix of online and on-campus learning. Graduates earn early-career salaries in the range of $45,100, and their late-career earnings average $77,700.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,546
  • Out-of-State:$12,075
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:35%
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Pensacola State College

Pensacola State College is a public college located in Pensacola, Florida. It is a member of the Florida College System. Pensacola State College offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Management, Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The school offers targeted bachelor degrees aimed at meeting current and future needs in the region that it serves. Graduates early-career salaries average $41,400, and their late-career earnings average $73,500.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,626
  • Out-of-State:$14,684
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:29%
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East Georgia State College

East Georgia State College is a four-year college located in Swainsboro, Georgia. The school is part of the university System of Georgia. Its traditional mission is to provide access to education for the largely rural communities in the Coastal Plain region of Georgia. The school has three campus locations Statesboro and Augusta, and an enrollment of about 3,000 students. It offers a bachelor of arts in fire and emergency services, and bachelor of science degrees in biology and nursing. Graduates early-career salaries average $32,700, and their late-career earnings average about $62,000.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,706
  • Out-of-State:$11,646
  • Retention Rate: 52%
  • Graduation Rate:11%
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University of North Georgia

The University of North Georgia is a public college located in Dahlonega Georgia. The large campus (630 acres) location, near the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, offers many outdoor recreational opportunities. The state created the school in 2013 by merging North Georgia College with the Gainesville State College. The student population is approximately 19,000 and the school offers bachelor’s degrees in about 50 major fields of study. Recent graduates average incomes of about $47,300, and their incomes grow to about $87,000 at the mid-career mark.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,735
  • Out-of-State:$10,815
  • Retention Rate: 79%
  • Graduation Rate:34%
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Florida South Western State College

Florida SouthWestern State College, founded in 1962, is in Fort Meyers, Florida. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 17,000 students and, while located in the city of Fort Meyers, it still has a large 400-acre campus. Students can pursue bachelor’s degrees on-campus and online. Many courses and majors offer creative opportunities, including senior year capstone projects and internships. Graduates early-career salaries average $42,100, and their late-career earnings average around $76,100.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,771
  • Out-of-State:$23,860
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:32%
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University of Florida-Online

The University of Florida-Online is a highly ranked online university that offers a wide range of bachelor’s degrees. Students can pursue bachelor of science degrees in many fields including nursing (BSN), sport management, telecommunications, and environmental geoscience. The school also offers bachelor of arts degrees in psychology, sociology, geography, digital arts, and many other in-demand fields. The University of Florida has a large and active Alumni body and recent university graduates average incomes of around $55,800; their incomes grow to $102,800 at the mid-career mark.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,876
  • Out-of-State:$16,580
  • Retention Rate: 90%
  • Graduation Rate:NA
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Georgia Highlands College

Georgia Highlands College is a regional public college based in Georgia and serving parts of Northwest Georgia and Eastern Alabama. Georgia Highlands offers bachelor of science degrees and a Bachelor of Business Administration. The science degree fields include nursing, dental hygiene, and criminal justice. The optional business fields include health management and supply chain management. Online students can complete nursing, hygienists, business management, and many other fields. The school has five Georgia locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, Dallas, and Douglasville. Students can study on campus, online, or in a mix of on campus and online learning.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,914
  • Out-of-State:$11,854
  • Retention Rate: 100%
  • Graduation Rate:11%
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Aspen University

Aspen University, located in Denver Colorado, offers students a low-cost path to achieve a bachelor’s degree. With accreditation from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), the CCNE (nursing), and IACBE (business education), Aspen University offers quality education in a distance learning environment. Students can learn online or in a hybrid format. The school offers bachelor’s degrees in business, criminal justice, health, nursing, and education. Graduates early-career salaries average around $42,000, and their late-career earnings average $88,000.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,920
  • Out-of-State:$3,920
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:18%
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University of Hawaii Maui College

The University of Hawai’i in Maui is one of ten college campuses on the Hawaiian Islands. Located in Kahului, Hawai’i on the island of Maui, the Maui college offers bachelor’s degrees in addition to associate degrees. University of Hawaii Maui offers bachelor’s degrees in applied business & information, engineering technology, and sustainable science management. There is no information on the average salaries for graduates from this school.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$3,930
  • Out-of-State:$10,350
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:16%
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Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Atlanta Metropolitan State College is an Atlanta-based college that is part of the University System of Georgia. The school’s student body is about 2,500 full- and part-time attendees. With accreditation from the SACSCOC, the college offers a wide range of associate, certificate, and bachelor’s degree programs. It also offers on-campus and online learning options. Students can select from six bachelor degree programs in biological science, business administration, criminal justice, organizational leadership, teacher education, and digital media. There is no information on graduate’s average salaries.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$4,008
  • Out-of-State:$12,088
  • Retention Rate: 27%
  • Graduation Rate:15%
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University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming, located in Laramie, Wyoming, offers high quality education to a 12,000-member student body. The university promotes access in spacious Wyoming through a satellite campus in Casper and online education. The school offers 80 undergraduate programs and small classes with a student-teacher-ratio of 15:1. Wyoming alumni fare well in early graduate’s career salaries, which average $52,000, and late-career earnings averaging $98,000.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$4,170
  • Out-of-State:$16,740
  • Retention Rate: 78%
  • Graduation Rate:57%
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Brigham Young University-Idaho

Brigham Young University-Idaho located in Rexburg, Idaho is a private, religious institutions connected to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. BYU-Idaho provides exposure to Christian ideals and values and the school offers four-year degrees in a supportive learning environment with an emphasis on career and life-long achievement. The expansive bachelor’s degree programs offer 87 degree choices on campus and a further 11 online bachelor degree programs. Recent graduates average incomes of around $53,700, and their incomes grow to $93,500 at the mid-career mark.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$4,208
  • Out-of-State:$4,208
  • Retention Rate: 73%
  • Graduation Rate:57%
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Dalton State College

Dalton State College serves the Northern Georgia region as an institution in the University System of Georgia. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Dalton State offers bachelor degree programs in business, elementary education, health professions, liberal arts, and science and technology. The school features targeted bachelor programs and the programs coordinate with businesses and industries in the region. Graduate salaries average around $44,000 in early-career stages and $78,000 by the mid-career mark.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$4,324
  • Out-of-State:$12,956
  • Retention Rate: 70%
  • Graduation Rate:22%
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Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City was founded in 1961 and sits near downtown Oklahoma City. Oklahoma State University-OKC is part of the state university system. The school offers flexible attendance with evening and online options. Among its special functions, Oklahoma State-OKC has offices dedicated to First Nation organizations such as the Choctaw Tribe. The school offers Bachelor of Technology Degree programs in the area of Public Safety Management. Oklahoma City Graduate’s early-career salaries average $52,000, and their late-career earnings average $98,000.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$4,535
  • Out-of-State:$11,835
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:10%
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College of Coastal Georgia

College of Coastal Georgia, located in Brunswick, Georgia, on the Georgia Coast is midway between the charming city of Savannah and Jacksonville, Florida. The area is famous for the Barrier Islands, unique cultures, and breathtaking natural beauty. The College of Coastal Georgia offers a wide range of bachelor’s degree programs including early childhood education, middle grade education, health sciences, nursing, business administration, data science, mathematics, criminal justice, and public management. Recent graduates average $43,200, and their incomes grow to $75,000 at the mid-career mark.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$4,574
  • Out-of-State:$4,574
  • Retention Rate: 59%
  • Graduation Rate:21%
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Middle Georgia State University

Middle Georgia State University delivers bachelor-level education to the middle Georgia region. The university has regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The school has a main campus in Macon, and a total of five campuses as well as online learning: the campuses are located in Cochran, Dublin, Eastman, and Warner Robins. Middle Georgia State College is part of the University System of Georgia. Graduate salaries average $44,000 in early-career stages and $80,000 by the mid-career mark.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$4,608
  • Out-of-State:$13,568
  • Retention Rate: 64%
  • Graduation Rate:18%
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Palm Beach State College

Palm Beach State College, located in Lake Worth, Florida, offers three bachelor degree programs along with a wide range of associate degrees. Serving over 49,000 students in the Palm Beach County area, Palm Beach State College offers a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Supervision and Management, information management, and nursing (BSN). Graduates early career salaries average $43,200, and their late-career earnings average $76,200.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$4,638
  • Out-of-State:$16,875
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:37%
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Green River College

Green River College is a public college located in Auburn, Washington. The student body includes about 10,000 students, most of which attend two-year programs. Green River College expanded into four-year degrees in 2014 and the school serves a regional and international student body. Green River College offers bachelor’s degrees in aeronautical science, aviation technology, early childhood education, court reporting, natural resources, forest management, marketing and entrepreneurship, and information technology. Information is not available for recent graduate salaries.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$4,892
  • Out-of-State:$5,220
  • Retention Rate: 62%
  • Graduation Rate:37%
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Florida Polytechnic University

Florida Polytechnic University offers a STEM-based curriculum with small classes and personal attention. The courses and programs are affordable, and the small campus offers its own advantages. Students can take advantage of capstone projects and internships to get hands-on training. FPU offers advanced labs and an innovative program approach. Degree programs include business analytics, computer science, computer engineering, data science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, and environmental engineering. No salary information is available for graduates of Florida Polytechnic University.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$4,940
  • Out-of-State:$21,005
  • Retention Rate: 79%
  • Graduation Rate:NA
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Northern New Mexico College

Northern New Mexico College in Espanola, New Mexico is a public, four-year college. The college serves Northern New Mexico, offering 18 bachelor degree programs including nursing (BSN), education, business, mathematics, science, and technology degrees. Northern New Mexico offers a small-college experience with personalized educational pathways. The approach emphasizes learning with hands-on experience.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$4,952
  • Out-of-State:$13,676
  • Retention Rate: 41%
  • Graduation Rate:22%
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West Virginia University at Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is a stand-alone organization independent of the state university system. WVU at Parkersburg offers bachelor’s degrees in business accounting and public service (BAPS), nursing and health services, and elementary education. The university’s business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Recent graduates average $36,700, and their incomes grow to $65,200 at the mid-career mark.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$5,040
  • Out-of-State:$9,792
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:39%
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Ohio University-Chillicothe, Lancaster, Zanesville

Ohio University-Chillicothe, Lancaster, and Zanesville are the regional campuses of Ohio University in the Southeastern region of the state. Ohio University is a Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accredited institution. The Lancaster location is in the city of Lancaster and offers a small campus setting; Chillicothe prepares students for bachelor’s and graduate degrees with a focus on job force readiness; the Zanesville location is in the scenic Appalachian Mountain region. The school offers special focused four-year bachelor degrees on campus and online.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$5,060
  • Out-of-State:$9,596
  • Retention Rate: 53%
  • Graduation Rate:30%
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Columbia Basin College

Columbia Basin College is a public college located in Pasco, Washington. It is an educational institution accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Columbia Basin College provides a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The bachelor degree programs require an associate degree or an equivalent in college credits. The focused Bachelor of Applied Science degree programs offer hands-on concentrations in agriculture, management, health administration, project management, and construction management. Other areas include cybersecurity, dental hygiene, IT, and teacher education.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$5,271
  • Out-of-State:$9,027
  • Retention Rate: NA
  • Graduation Rate:29%
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Fort Hays State University

Fort Hays State University is a public university located in Hays, Kansas. The school uses a progressive approach to education that emphasizes innovation in every field of study. Offering on campus and online learning environments, Fort Hays State University offers an immersive experience with over 100 majors. Students can earn degrees online, on-campus, or in a hybrid mix of learning environments. Recent graduates average $45,100, and their incomes grow to $79,300 at the mid-career mark.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$5,274
  • Out-of-State:$15,432
  • Retention Rate: 73%
  • Graduation Rate:44%
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Nevada State College, NV

Nevada State College is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. It is a small school located in Henderson, Nevada with about 5,000 undergraduate students. Nevada State College is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Learning. The school offers a wide range of bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degree programs including education, nursing, physical sciences, and social studies. The Henderson campus has more than 500 acres and sits in the majestic foothills of Mount Scorpion.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$5,362
  • Out-of-State:$12,500
  • Retention Rate: 70%
  • Graduation Rate:19%
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Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College of Glenwood Springs, Colorado serves a large section of the state. It offers two- and four-year degrees from 11 locations in the state. The locations are in Aspen, Breckenridge, Dillon, Carbondale, Chaffee County, Glenwood Springs, Vail Valley at Edwards, and Rifle. The residential locations are Leadville, Spring Valley, and Steamboat Springs. Students attending any of the locations in the College’s 12,000 square mile district can enjoy the Rocky Mountains and the vibrant outdoor and social life of Colorado. Each residential campus location is a full-service residential campus with cafeteria, libraries, and support services. The District contains national forests, wilderness areas, and mountain recreational sites.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$5,400
  • Out-of-State:$13,590
  • Retention Rate: 46%
  • Graduation Rate:21%
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Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University applies a student-centered approach to education. It offers bachelor degrees in a wide range of majors and fields of study including ethnic studies, music and the arts, entrepreneurship, and technical fields. Students engage in thousands of student activities each year including those sponsored by clubs and student organizations as well as volunteer activities in the community and recreational sports. Recent graduates average $49,900, and their incomes grow to $91,000 at the mid-career mark.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$5,432
  • Out-of-State:$19,432
  • Retention Rate: 82%
  • Graduation Rate:52%
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Dixie State University Utah

Dixie State University is a public university located in St. George, Utah. The school has about 7,500 students, and the university serves the Dixie Region of Utah as well as a national and international student body. The well-rounded academic programs offer one master’s degree and 41 bachelor degrees. The school offers online bachelor degrees in health sciences and nursing. No information is available on graduate salaries.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$5,496
  • Out-of-State:$15,792
  • Retention Rate: 53%
  • Graduation Rate:35%
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The University of Montana-Western

The University of Montana-Western in Dillon, Montana is part of the Montana University System. The University of Montana-Western was founded in 1893; today, it offers a unique educational option for taking one course at a time. The experimental method can improve student focus and learning. The school also offers innovative degree programs like environmental sustainability. Graduate salaries average $33,500 in early-career stages and $63,700 in their mid-career.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$5,724
  • Out-of-State:$17,186
  • Retention Rate: 75%
  • Graduation Rate:45%
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Ohio University-Eastern/Southern

Ohio University-Eastern/Southern are two of the regional campuses of the Ohio University. Southern offers twelve bachelor degree programs including applied management, communications, criminal justice, early childhood education, health services administration, history, education - middle childhood, and a nursing BSN. The Eastern Campus serves the tri-state region of Ohio, West Virginia, and Southeastern Ohio. The school’s mission is to provide educational access to under-served and rural areas. Recent graduates average $40,000, and their incomes grow to $62,000 at the mid-career mark.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$6,096
  • Out-of-State:$10,828
  • Retention Rate: 49%
  • Graduation Rate:32%
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Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City State University was founded as a Normal Teaching college in 1891. Its original mission focused on teaching and training Black American teachers. It has grown from a teacher college into a full college serving a diverse community. Elizabeth City State University offers 28 bachelor’s degrees, four master’s degrees, and additional professional degrees. The school also offers small classes and it is an NC Promise institution, offering low tuition for all students and an in-state discount for residents. The school uses a student-centered approach and offers flexibility for students to select courses and develop an individual path to their goals. Graduate’s early-career salaries average $40,000, and their late-career earnings average $69,700.

  • Tuition and fees
  • In-State:$6,261
  • Out-of-State:$10,261
  • Retention Rate: 73%
  • Graduation Rate:42%

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