Best Affordable Colleges

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By: Colleges of Distinction Staff

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It’s the question on every student and parent’s mind: How can I afford college?

Year after year, college tuition continues to grow, and the thought of paying for a semester is daunting, let alone four whole years. College is an amazing experience that will open many doors to a fulfilling career and a happy life, but how can you go without breaking the bank?

The answer starts with the Affordable Colleges of Distinction

At Colleges of Distinction, we believe that anyone can go to college—and that everyone should have the option to! We are dedicated to helping students find affordable colleges that will help them reach their goals.

Whether you’re looking for in-state or out-of-state schools, public or private institutions, we’ve got you covered. Our Affordable Colleges of Distinction list contains over 100 affordable, accredited four-year colleges and universities from all over the country, each of which has also passed the Colleges of Distinction qualification process.

After analyzing the average net-price and median debt of each recognized College of Distinction, we have narrowed down a list of the schools that grade out as the most affordable, low-debt options. 

Best Affordable Colleges

Low cost, low debt Colleges of Distinction


West Virginia