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Old 07-21-2010, 10:20 PM
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Collegescholarships.org published the infographic below at http://www.collegescholarships.org/research/cheapest-colleges/:


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Old 07-22-2010, 10:36 AM
 
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I'm so glad I got through college in the late 1990's before everything skyrocketed.

My tuition at the U of Iowa was $2,600 per year. Now it's gone up to $7,400
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:55 AM
 
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I would just follow the cost-of-living stats for the states; the lowest tuitions are probably found in the South and Plains, and perhaps some of the Rockies; the Northeast and the West Coast will be higher...

The best financial deals can be had by going to a state university as a state resident...
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:49 AM
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I would just follow the cost-of-living stats for the states; the lowest tuitions are probably found in the South and Plains, and perhaps some of the Rockies; the Northeast and the West Coast will be higher...

The best financial deals can be had by going to a state university as a state resident...
I agree with that logic. Amazingly, the 10 cheapest state universities for residents are in Florida and California, according to the list at the bottom of that graphic.
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:51 AM
 
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The California State University System is a huge bargain.
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:03 PM
 
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When it says "percentage of average family income", are they using one national average, or the average of each particular state?
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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I know that some kids will want to go to an expensive school in an exciting city, etc....but they might want to think twice about this, for their parents' sake, as well as their own. College is a extraordinarily expensive undertaking in the year 2010, and there's no point in drowning in debt, or bankrupting your parents, just to have the optimal college experience. A more sensible plan MIGHT be simply attending your state university, getting your degree, and THEN moving to your dream city, with fewer debts and better qualifications.

When I hear about current college costs, my college expenses from several decades ago seem almost quaint..

Just my $.02...

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Old 07-25-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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Does that take into account private colleges? I go to a private college in TN and the COA is over $45,000.
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:50 PM
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Does that take into account private colleges?
No. According to the text box to the right of the map, it only includes, "local 4-year public" colleges and universities.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:41 AM
 
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Using US News & World Report the least expensive colleges in their top 100 seem to be

Brigham Young University
SUNY Stony Brook
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
KU at Lawrence, Kansas
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