EDsmart, a nationally recognized publisher of college resources and rankings, has released its 2024 ranking of the Most Affordable Colleges & Universities in the United States.
EDsmart analyzed data on affordability, academic quality, student satisfaction, and post-graduation earnings to identify colleges that provide quality education at an affordable price.
The top 10 Most Affordable Colleges & Universities highlighted in the 2024 EDsmart ranking all have an average net price of less than $3,000 annually. The schools are listed below in order:
1. South Texas College in McAllen, TX, tops the list with an average net price of just $1,291 per year.2. CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College in New York, NY, is #2, with an average net price of $1,936 per year.3. California State University-Los Angeles comes in at #3 with an average net price of $2,037 per year.4. CUNY City College in New York, NY, is #4 on the list, with an average net price of $2,061 per year.5. CUNY Hunter College in New York, NY, is ranked #5 with an average net price of $2,124 per year.6. California State University-San Bernardino is #6, with an average net price of $2,232 per year.7. CUNY Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY, is ranked #7 with an average net price of $2,393 per year.8. CUNY Lehman College in the Bronx, NY, comes in at #8 with an average net price of $2,615 per year.9. Oglala Lakota College in Kyle, SD, is #9, with an average net price of $2,790 per year.10. CUNY Queens College in Queens, NY, rounds out the top 10 with an average net price of $2,933 per year.
“With the high cost of college today, value is more important than ever for prospective students and their families,” said EDsmart’s spokesperson. “This ranking showcases colleges that offer strong academics, student services, and career preparation at an accessible price point.”
EDsmart aims to highlight colleges that help students earn a degree without burdensome debt. The colleges ranked provide an affordable path to career success and prosperity.
Students and families can access the full 2024 Most Affordable Colleges & Universities ranking at https://www.edsmart.org/cheapest-affordable-colleges/
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