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Most Selective Inexpensive Colleges

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Most Selective Inexpensive Colleges

Most Selective Inexpensive Colleges - Complete List

Rank College Typical Cost Acceptance Rate # Students Graduation Rate
1 Southern University at New Orleans $5,909 11.5% 1,371 14.0%
2 United States Merchant Marine Academy $4,548 20.3% 904 72.0%
3 University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon $4,244 22.7% 4,301 40.0%
4 University of Puerto Rico-Carolina $6,321 26.5% 3,194 49.0%
5 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College $9,510 30.7% 11,288 66.0%
6 California State University-Long Beach $9,867 31.9% 27,953 65.0%
7 CUNY Lehman College $6,159 32.5% 6,600 37.0%
8 Berea College $2,862 32.8% 1,616 62.0%
9 Louisiana State University-Alexandria $7,981 33.3% 1,850 25.0%
10 CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice $8,530 33.8% 9,831 44.0%
11 CUNY Brooklyn College $9,771 37.5% 10,198 50.0%
12 Coppin State University $8,786 39.6% 1,888 20.0%
13 CUNY York College $7,528 41.0% 5,066 29.0%
14 CUNY Queens College $8,704 41.3% 11,693 57.0%
15 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Barranquitas $5,239 41.6% 1,706 39.0%
16 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff $7,840 41.9% 2,502 27.0%
17 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon $5,356 42.7% 3,772 28.0%
18 University of Puerto Rico-Humacao $5,432 42.8% 3,718 44.0%
19 Northwestern Oklahoma State University $8,778 43.8% 1,424 34.0%
20 University of Puerto Rico-Ponce $6,748 44.8% 3,401 41.0%
21 Universidad Central de Bayamon $7,548 44.9% 1,055 2.0%
22 CUNY City College $8,547 45.4% 10,067 44.0%
23 Texas A & M University-Commerce $9,032 46.1% 6,015 47.0%
24 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo $7,328 46.5% 3,296 31.0%
25 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla $5,754 46.6% 3,355 26.0%
26 Rust College $9,360 46.9% 872 18.0%
27 California State University-Dominguez Hills $3,297 47.9% 9,320 32.0%
28 California State University-Fullerton $8,170 48.2% 27,994 56.0%
28 California State University-Northridge $6,574 48.2% 29,104 47.0%
30 University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma $8,221 48.8% 714 46.0%
31 University of Alaska Southeast $8,719 49.0% 659 14.0%
31 Kentucky State University $6,503 49.0% 1,049 20.0%
31 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Guayama $7,532 49.0% 1,443 31.0%
34 University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo $5,481 51.1% 3,859 37.0%
35 University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras $2,048 51.3% 12,057 47.0%
36 California State University-San Marcos $8,985 51.8% 10,469 49.0%
37 Universidad del Sagrado Corazon $7,379 52.7% 3,668 31.0%
37 West Virginia University Institute of Technology $8,674 52.7% 975 19.0%
39 Texas A & M International University $7,021 53.0% 4,860 41.0%
40 California State University-Fresno $6,177 53.5% 18,843 52.0%
41 North Carolina A & T State University $9,548 53.6% 8,747 48.0%
42 Elizabeth City State University $3,156 57.2% 1,197 39.0%
43 University of Connecticut-Stamford $7,380 57.4% 1,194 48.0%
44 East Central University $6,853 57.8% 2,868 34.0%
45 Farmingdale State College $8,687 58.0% 6,942 43.0%
46 California State University-San Bernardino $6,444 58.1% 16,478 48.0%
47 University of Connecticut-Waterbury Campus $6,463 58.2% 1,803 52.0%
48 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce $6,416 58.3% 4,155 29.0%
49 Fayetteville State University $5,787 59.3% 4,141 35.0%
50 Minot State University $9,987 59.8% 2,021 40.0%
51 University of New Orleans $9,428 60.0% 4,684 34.0%
52 Indiana University-East $8,548 60.3% 1,868 27.0%
53 University of Connecticut-Avery Point $7,273 62.4% 623 54.0%
54 University of Wisconsin-Parkside $9,906 62.5% 3,248 31.0%
55 Louisiana Tech University $9,497 63.2% 7,850 54.0%
56 California State University-Los Angeles $3,933 63.7% 20,022 41.0%
56 McNeese State University $9,978 63.7% 5,467 41.0%
58 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley $4,432 63.9% 17,854 43.0%
59 National University College $9,238 64.8% 3,559 13.0%
60 Fairmont State University $8,738 65.0% 3,281 32.0%
61 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College $8,123 65.6% 2,514 16.0%
62 California State University-Bakersfield $6,143 67.8% 7,066 41.0%
63 University of Hawaii-West Oahu $8,522 68.1% 1,566 40.0%
64 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German $7,608 69.1% 3,618 37.0%
64 Indiana University-Kokomo $8,718 69.1% 2,089 27.0%
66 EDP University of Puerto Rico Inc-San Juan $7,459 69.9% 971 18.0%
67 University of Missouri-St Louis $8,774 70.6% 5,434 42.0%
68 Middle Georgia State University $9,538 70.7% 4,769 22.0%
69 California State University-Sacramento $9,127 71.9% 23,234 44.0%
70 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Fajardo $5,905 72.3% 1,727 30.0%
71 University of Puerto Rico-Utuado $8,018 73.3% 1,373 24.0%
72 University of Alaska Fairbanks $9,097 73.5% 3,189 42.0%
73 University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez $7,625 73.8% 11,328 41.0%
74 California State University-Stanislaus $7,557 74.3% 7,217 53.0%
75 Midwestern State University $9,777 74.5% 4,122 45.0%
75 CUNY New York City College of Technology $7,498 74.5% 10,912 20.0%
77 Rhode Island College $9,145 74.7% 5,598 43.0%
78 University of North Georgia $9,608 75.0% 12,567 52.0%
79 University of Wisconsin Colleges $8,171 75.4% 5,766 23.0%
80 Indiana University-Northwest $7,374 75.8% 2,776 29.0%
81 University of Louisiana at Monroe $9,145 76.1% 5,208 40.0%
82 Indiana University-South Bend $9,734 77.0% 3,815 26.0%
83 Southeastern Oklahoma State University $8,482 77.3% 2,409 29.0%
84 Arizona State University-West $8,692 77.9% 2,698 59.0%
85 Southern Oregon University $8,939 78.2% 3,670 40.0%
86 University of Washington-Bothell Campus $8,940 80.3% 4,426 67.0%
87 Concord University $7,928 81.1% 1,878 33.0%
88 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin $9,109 81.5% 2,186 34.0%
89 University of Houston-Downtown $6,450 82.9% 6,329 19.0%
90 Bluefield State College $8,560 83.3% 1,117 27.0%
91 University of Washington-Tacoma Campus $8,539 83.8% 3,761 55.0%
92 University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla $2,033 84.4% 3,151 35.0%
93 Prairie View A & M University $9,813 85.5% 6,817 36.0%
94 Texas Woman's University $8,881 85.9% 7,014 44.0%
95 Louisiana State University-Shreveport $8,274 88.6% 1,659 31.0%
96 Marshall University $9,037 89.4% 7,997 45.0%
97 Northern Kentucky University $8,910 91.1% 9,184 36.0%
98 Yeshivath Viznitz $6,676 91.5% 527 95.0%
99 Shepherd University $9,692 91.9% 2,700 40.0%
100 Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne $7,270 93.3% 6,384 25.0%
101 Northeastern State University $8,365 93.7% 4,862 31.0%
102 Missouri Southern State University $9,203 94.3% 4,460 36.0%
103 Be'er Yaakov Talmudic Seminary $3,481 94.8% 532 84.0%
104 Colegio Universitario de San Juan $837 95.5% 1,284 61.0%
105 Brigham Young University-Idaho $8,344 95.8% 16,538 49.0%
106 West Virginia State University $9,613 96.3% 1,797 22.0%
107 University of Puerto Rico-Cayey $5,369 96.4% 3,488 44.0%
108 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo $5,818 97.3% 542 22.0%
109 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce $7,452 97.7% 4,590 32.0%
110 CUNY Medgar Evers College $9,901 98.4% 4,760 14.0%
111 Universidad Adventista de las Antillas $8,798 98.7% 1,138 37.0%
112 Wright State University-Lake Campus $8,968 98.8% 915 33.0%
113 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez $6,034 99.6% 1,279 25.0%
114 The University of Texas at El Paso $5,713 100.0% 13,341 38.0%
114 Le Moyne-Owen College $8,587 100.0% 847 20.0%