Most Affordable Campus Colleges

Affordable Campus Colleges

Many people, when they picture “college” think of brick buildings set on luscious green rolling hills. Nothing else will do. In the U.S., when it comes to traditional, campus-based colleges, options abound. You can choose a community college, small school, or large university. You can opt for a rural setting or a college in a major city. There are colleges with religious affiliations and colleges known for their sports teams.

You’ll need to narrow down this field of options, find the right type of school for you, and make a list of specific schools you’d like to explore further. The college’s affordability will likely come into play as you make a decision. The school’s price tag, the amount of financial aid for which you qualify, and the overall return you’ll get on your education investment in terms of salary earnings all come into play when deciding whether a college is affordable.

We’ve done some affordability research to get your started. We’ve reviewed highly respected, authoritative data sets provided by the federal government (NCES, IPEDS) and the Carnegie Foundation to give you the most current and accurate information. Our lists focus on US-based, accredited schools, and include:

  • Top Baptist Bible Colleges with High Starting Salaries: The most affordable Scripture-based universities with strong Baptist values and high starting salaries.

  • Catholic Colleges with High Starting Salaries: Schools based on the teachings and beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church that prepare graduates to earn high starting salaries.
  • Free Four Year Colleges: Yes, you read this right. You can actually get a free education in the United States.
  • Mathematics Colleges: The best and most affordable college options for students interested in majoring in mathematics.
  • Most Affordable Christian Colleges: Most affordable colleges that offer students a Christian worldview.

In addition, we take a look at the broader categories of Affordable Small Private Colleges, Affordable Large Public Colleges, and Affordable Large Community Colleges, as defined by the following criteria:

Most Affordable Small Private Colleges

Size: 1,000 – 2,000 students
Tuition: less than $15,000
4 year school
Private
Non-profit

Most Affordable Large Public Colleges

Size: 25,000 – 80,000 students
Tuition: less than $15,500
4 year school
Public
Non-profit

Most Affordable Large Community Colleges

Size: 15,000 – 92,000 students
Tuition: less than $3,000
2 year school
Public
Non-profit

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AC Online List: Most Affordable Large Community Colleges
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AC Online List: Most Affordable Small Private Colleges

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