Even though the average cost for tuition, fees, and room and board was $29,408 in 2013, students can matriculate for less. But, less does not have to mean giving up quality nor comfortable and stimulating environments.
Here are 5 campuses that offer reasonable rates and desirable campus living across the United States.
Middle Georgia State College – Macon
This 16 – acre campus features a new recreation center built in 2014 and its own lake. The campus has branches in both Atlanta and Shanghai.
Out-of-state tuition was $5,879 in 2014
Northwestern Oklahoma State University– – Alva
NOU was built in 1936, incorporating the 1907 Fine Arts Building. Its campus rolls over 360 acres. It offers many pre-professional courses such as pre-dentistry and pre-law.
Total costs in 2014 were $11,272 for in-state students, $17,782 for out-of-state students
Western Nevada College – Carson City
Near the Sierra Nevada mountain range, this campus boasts the Jack C. Davis Observatory (2003) which will appeal to astronomy majors, and the New Technology Center gives hands-on learning opportunities.
Tuition in 2013 was $2,700 for in-state students, $9,345 for out-of-state students
University of Hawaii Maui College – Kahului
Enjoy windsurfing, whale watching, and volcano exploration on one of the most beautiful islands of the world. There are three applied science degrees here.
2013 tuition rates were $2,550 for in-state students, $9,726 for out-of-state students
Palm Beach State College – Fort Worth, FL
Next door to Lake Osborne and to John Prince Park, this campus offers watersports-loving students a chance to have great adventures. It is also home of the Watson B. Duncan Theater which is a boon to its performing arts programs.
Bridgewater State University – Bridgewater, MA
Near the Great Hill area, the location offers students great hiking trails. The university also has innovative academic programs that foster critical thinking.
2014 tuition was $14, 368
If you are searching for the right college, you should look for quality academics and lower costs, but don’t sacrifice a quality environment. Your college is your home for at least four years.