Sticker shock: Which 2-year U.S. schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


State residents enrolled at Advance Beauty College face among the lowest cost of attending two-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2017-18 academic year reported by two-year schools to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
State
School
Enrollment
2017-18 tuition
1
Utah
Southwest Technical College
493
$370
2
Utah
Davis Technical College
3,225
$383
3
Utah
Mountainland Technical College
2,425
$470
4
California
Advance Beauty College
389
$525
5
California
Diamond Beauty College
249
$575
6
Louisiana
Infinity College
306
$585
7
Massachusetts
Jupiter Beauty Academy
149
$715
8
California
Asian-American International Beauty College
547
$800
9
Texas
The Healthcare Institute
64
$820
10
Georgia
New Horizons Medical Institute
220
$892
11
Arizona
Tohono O'Odham Community College
276
$932
12
New Jersey
Best Care College
51
$987
13
Tennessee
Allied Health Careers Institute
--
$1,000
14
Oklahoma
Mid-America Technology Center
916
$1,035
15
New Mexico
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
367
$1,095
16
California
My Le's Beauty College
105
$1,100
17
California
American River College
30,519
$1,104
18
California
Barstow Community College
3,285
$1,104
19
California
Cosumnes River College
14,010
$1,104
20
California
Folsom Lake College
8,499
$1,104
21
Puerto Rico
Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de San Juan
759
$1,105
22
California
Copper Mountain Community College
1,630
$1,112
23
Puerto Rico
Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de Manati
655
$1,125
24
California
Lassen Community College
2,227
$1,127
25
Puerto Rico
Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de Ponce
693
$1,130
26
California
Chabot College
13,742
$1,138
27
California
Fullerton College
24,073
$1,138
28
California
Las Positas College
9,049
$1,138
29
California
ATEP at IVC
--
$1,142
30
California
El Camino College-Compton Center
7,492
$1,142
31
California
El Camino Community College District
24,033
$1,142
32
California
Imperial Valley College
7,824
$1,142
33
California
Irvine Valley College
14,147
$1,142
34
California
Napa Valley College
6,148
$1,142
35
California
Crafton Hills College
5,937
$1,143
36
California
Coastline Community College
10,706
$1,148
37
California
Merced College
10,750
$1,150
38
California
College of the Canyons
19,966
$1,154
39
California
College of the Siskiyous
2,316
$1,154
40
California
Columbia College
2,420
$1,162
41
California
Ohlone College
9,814
$1,162
42
California
Gavilan College
5,847
$1,166
43
California
Chaffey College
22,002
$1,170
44
California
Glendale Community College
15,178
$1,175
45
California
Monterey Peninsula College
7,815
$1,176
46
California
Golden West College
11,857
$1,178
47
California
College of the Redwoods
4,804
$1,182
48
California
Citrus College
12,753
$1,183
49
California
Orange Coast College
21,731
$1,186
50
California
Long Beach City College
24,704
$1,188
51
California
Mission College
7,868
$1,189
52
Oklahoma
Moore Norman Technology Center
1,665
$1,202
53
California
East Los Angeles College
36,970
$1,220
54
California
Los Angeles City College
17,661
$1,220
55
California
Los Angeles Harbor College
9,400
$1,220
56
California
Los Angeles Mission College
10,436
$1,220
57
California
Los Angeles Pierce College
20,618
$1,220
58
California
Los Angeles Southwest College
6,655
$1,220
59
California
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
14,606
$1,220
60
California
Los Angeles Valley College
18,643
$1,220
61
California
Lake Tahoe Community College
2,052
$1,224
62
California
Berkeley City College
6,811
$1,230
63
California
College of Alameda
6,397
$1,230
64
California
Laney College
10,928
$1,230
65
California
Merritt College
6,783
$1,230
66
Arizona
Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College
250
$1,255
67
California
Cabrillo College
11,978
$1,268
68
California
Palo Verde College
3,997
$1,288
69
California
Cerro Coso Community College
5,136
$1,290
70
California
Clovis Community College
6,684
$1,304
71
California
Fresno City College
22,925
$1,304
72
California
Contra Costa College
6,340
$1,312
73
California
Diablo Valley College
19,419
$1,312
74
California
Los Medanos College
8,728
$1,312
75
Oklahoma
Kiamichi Technology Center-Atoka
184
$1,312
76
Oklahoma
Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester
414
$1,312
77
Oklahoma
Kiamichi Technology Center-Stigler
21
$1,312
78
Oklahoma
Kiamichi Technology Centers-Talihina Campus
113
$1,312
79
Oklahoma
Kiamichi Technology Center-Hugo
81
$1,313
80
Oklahoma
Kiamichi Technology Center-Idabel
49
$1,313
81
Oklahoma
Kiamichi Technology Center-Poteau
295
$1,313
82
Oklahoma
Kiamichi Technology Center-Spiro
33
$1,313
83
California
College of the Desert
10,792
$1,335
84
California
Cuesta College
10,232
$1,338
85
California
Palomar College
23,923
$1,338
86
California
Cerritos College
20,979
$1,346
87
California
Pasadena City College
27,165
$1,348
88
California
Mt San Antonio College
29,446
$1,349
89
Arkansas
Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute
189
$1,350
90
California
Allan Hancock College
12,012
$1,352
91
California
Evergreen Valley College
9,092
$1,356
92
California
Canada College
6,513
$1,360
93
California
Butte College
11,300
$1,368
94
California
Cuyamaca College
9,738
$1,386
95
California
Grossmont College
18,498
$1,386
96
California
Mt San Jacinto Community College District
15,497
$1,386
97
California
Moorpark College
14,010
$1,388
98
California
Oxnard College
7,115
$1,388
99
California
College of the Sequoias
11,959
$1,390
100
California
College of San Mateo
9,048
$1,400
101
California
Hartnell College
12,328
$1,420
102
California
Norco College
9,831
$1,420
103
California
Mendocino College
4,238
$1,423
104
California
Moreno Valley College
9,202
$1,426
105
New Mexico
San Juan College
7,231
$1,474
106
California
College of Marin
5,621
$1,490
107
New Mexico
Clovis Community College
3,317
$1,536
108
New Mexico
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Campus
635
$1,540
109
California
De Anza College
21,716
$1,552
110
New Mexico
Central New Mexico Community College
24,781
$1,578
111
California
City College of San Francisco
21,189
$1,598
112
California
Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education
386
$1,650
113
New Mexico
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus
2,115
$1,758
114
New Mexico
New Mexico Junior College
2,408
$1,776
115
Oklahoma
Meridian Technology Center
870
$1,800
116
Arizona
Northland Pioneer College
3,044
$1,808
117
North Carolina
Pamlico Community College
508
$1,867
118
North Carolina
McDowell Technical Community College
1,120
$1,900
119
North Carolina
Pitt Community College
8,279
$1,930
120
New Mexico
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus
2,478
$1,932
121
North Carolina
Durham Technical Community College
5,174
$1,958
122
Arizona
Cochise County Community College District
4,213
$1,968
123
Tennessee
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Oneida-Huntsville
338
$1,970
124
New Mexico
University of New Mexico-Taos Campus
1,624
$1,974
125
Michigan
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
141
$2,040
126
North Carolina
Craven Community College
2,883
$2,053
127
New Mexico
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad
1,790
$2,068
128
Arizona
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
14,630
$2,094
129
Arizona
Estrella Mountain Community College
9,344
$2,094
130
Arizona
GateWay Community College
5,058
$2,094
131
Arizona
Glendale Community College
19,000
$2,094
132
Arizona
Mesa Community College
20,508
$2,094
133
Arizona
Paradise Valley Community College
8,393
$2,094
134
Arizona
Phoenix College
11,508
$2,094
135
Arizona
Rio Salado College
18,636
$2,094
136
Arizona
Scottsdale Community College
9,551
$2,094
137
Arizona
South Mountain Community College
4,058
$2,094
138
Oklahoma
Northwest Technology Center-Alva
127
$2,100
139
Oklahoma
Northwest Technology Center-Fairview
89
$2,100
140
Arizona
Mohave Community College
4,230
$2,112
141
New Mexico
Santa Fe Community College
4,739
$2,115
142
Arizona
Pima Community College
24,956
$2,118
143
Oklahoma
Northeast Technology Center-Afton
444
$2,150
144
Oklahoma
Northeast Technology Center-Pryor
501
$2,150
145
Florida
Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College
971
$2,160
146
North Carolina
Guilford Technical Community College
11,059
$2,167
147
North Carolina
Southwestern Community College
2,467
$2,213
148
North Carolina
College of the Albemarle
2,268
$2,223
149
New Mexico
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus
1,031
$2,224
150
California
Butte County Regional Occupational Program
74
$2,250
151
Montana
Fort Peck Community College
385
$2,250
152
Montana
Chief Dull Knife College
168
$2,260
153
North Carolina
Wilson Community College
1,851
$2,268
154
Arizona
Yavapai College
7,282
$2,280
155
Utah
Tooele Technical College
444
$2,293
156
Texas
Hill College
4,075
$2,295
157
Kansas
Coffeyville Technical Campus
--
$2,304
158
Kansas
Columbus Technical Campus
--
$2,304
159
Arkansas
Northwest Technical Institute
250
$2,321
160
North Carolina
Tri-County Community College
1,126
$2,363
161
North Carolina
Randolph Community College
2,696
$2,373
162
Montana
Aaniiih Nakoda College
149
$2,410
163
New Mexico
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus
2,963
$2,424
164
New Mexico
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo
1,771
$2,424
165
North Carolina
Coastal Carolina Community College
3,984
$2,462
166
Texas
Lee College
7,133
$2,488
167
Idaho
College of Eastern Idaho
676
$2,494
168
California
Brand College
40
$2,500
169
West Virginia
Fred W Eberle Technical Center
167
$2,500
170
Florida
Hillsborough Community College
27,061
$2,506
171
North Carolina
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
3,369
$2,508
172
North Carolina
Richmond Community College
2,653
$2,516
173
North Carolina
Edgecombe Community College
2,228
$2,522
174
North Carolina
Wayne Community College
3,402
$2,524
175
North Carolina
Cleveland Community College
2,832
$2,526
176
North Carolina
Fayetteville Technical Community College
11,380
$2,528
177
North Carolina
Bladen Community College
1,248
$2,532
178
North Carolina
Brunswick Community College
1,400
$2,532
179
North Carolina
Montgomery Community College
763
$2,537
180
North Carolina
Surry Community College
3,379
$2,540
181
North Carolina
Isothermal Community College
1,921
$2,542
182
North Carolina
James Sprunt Community College
1,228
$2,542
183
North Carolina
Central Carolina Community College
5,137
$2,544
184
North Carolina
Piedmont Community College
1,298
$2,547
185
North Carolina
Sampson Community College
1,295
$2,547
186
Arizona
Eastern Arizona College
6,423
$2,550
187
Oklahoma
Southwest Technology Center
375
$2,550
188
North Carolina
Lenoir Community College
2,674
$2,551
189
North Carolina
Robeson Community College
1,843
$2,561
190
Arkansas
Arkansas Northeastern College
1,416
$2,570
191
North Carolina
Wilkes Community College
2,609
$2,572
192
North Carolina
Haywood Community College
1,794
$2,574
193
North Carolina
Western Piedmont Community College
1,789
$2,577
194
Arizona
Central Arizona College
5,585
$2,580
195
Texas
San Jacinto College-South Campus
--
$2,580
196
Texas
San Jacinto Community College
28,998
$2,580
197
North Carolina
Catawba Valley Community College
4,703
$2,585
198
North Carolina
Davidson County Community College
3,819
$2,588
199
North Carolina
Southeastern Community College
1,344
$2,589
200
North Carolina
Sandhills Community College
3,782
$2,598

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