There are several tiers of prices at US universities, depending on where you come from. In-state rates are for students who are from the state the university is located in, while out-of-state rates, usually higher, apply for those who are not from this particular state.
At most universities, international students pay out-of-state tuition, but there are some institutions that have a whole new price tier for this group of students, usually at even higher rates than the out-of-state fee tier.
If you are looking for state colleges that won’t break the bank, US News has come up with a ranking of the 10 US universities with the lowest out-of-state tuition and fees that won’t break the bank.
At these schools, the average tuition and fees is US$8,441, US News data found – this is a fraction of what the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, the most expensive state undergraduate institute, charges for out-of state students (US$47,476 in tuition and fees.).
Here are the top 10 state schools in the US charging the lowest out-of-state tuition and fees. (For international students, take note that some of these schools may have a different price structure for students from abroad) :
|University (State)||Tuition and fees (2017-2018)|
|Minot State University (North Dakota)||$6,810|
|Alcorn State University (Mississippi)||$6,888|
|Central State University (Ohio)||$8,096|
|University of Texas of the Permian Basin (Texas)||$8,274|
|Southwest Minnesota State University (Minnesota)||$8,338|
|Bemidji State University (Minnesota)||$8,644|
|Mayville State University (North Dakota)||$9,084|
|Dickinson State University (North Dakota)||$9,150|
|West Texas A&M University (Texas)||$9,418|
|Texas A&M University—Texarkana (Texas)||$9,708|