Find Colleges in Your State

Choosing a college in your home state has some big benefits:

  • You get in-state tuition.
  • You’re probably closer to home.
  • Your friends are more likely to go there.
  • You can go to a school you’ve actually heard of.
  • You can make connections and find internships and jobs in your home state (if that’s where you want to end up!)

Going to an in-state school doesn’t have to feel like settling, either. Every state has strong schools—you just have to know how to find them.

We’ll do the heavy lifting for you. On this page you’ll find how many institutes of higher education your state has to offer, average cost of tuition and fees (as provided by The College Board), and where you can find the best colleges in your state. We’ll also tell you which regional accrediting body your state falls under, so you’ll know what accreditation to look for.

Of course, this isn’t just a tool to find schools in your state. You can also use this hub to find the best schools in a state you’d like to live in or the state with the lowest out-of-state tuition (that’ll be South Dakota).

(Note: tuition data is based on four-year public institutions of higher education.)

Alabama

Number of colleges: 129
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $10,530 per year
  • Out-of-state: $25,760 per year

Regional accrediting body: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Significant online degrees:

Significant traditional degrees:

  • Coming soon!

Alaska

Number of colleges: 35
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $7,440 per year
  • Out-of-state: $22,840 per year

Regional accrediting body: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

More coming soon!

Arizona

Number of colleges: 155
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $11,220 per year
  • Out-of-state: $29,750 per year

Regional accrediting body: Higher Learning Commission
Significant online degrees:

Significant traditional degrees:

  • Coming soon!

Arkansas

Number of colleges: 108
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $8,550 per year
  • Out-of-state: $21,000 per year

Regional accrediting body: Higher Learning Commission

More coming soon!

California

Number of colleges: 1,246
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $9,680 per year
  • Out-of-state: $32,590 per year

Regional accrediting body: Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Significant online degrees:

Significant traditional degrees:

  • Coming soon!

Colorado

Number of colleges: 171
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $10,800 per year
  • Out-of-state: $30,600 per year

Regional accrediting body: Higher Learning Commission

More coming soon!

Connecticut

Number of colleges: 114
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $12,390 per year
  • Out-of-state: $29,020 per year

Regional accrediting body: New England Association of Schools and Colleges

More coming soon!

Delaware

Number of colleges: 23
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $12,270 per year
  • Out-of-state: $30,970 per year

Regional accrediting body: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

More coming soon!

Florida

Number of colleges: 439
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $6,360 per year
  • Out-of-state: $21,880 per year

Regional accrediting body: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Significant online degrees:

Significant traditional degrees:

  • Coming soon!

Georgia

Number of colleges: 210
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $8,570 per year
  • Out-of-state: $26,760 per year

Regional accrediting body: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Significant online degrees:

Significant traditional degrees:

  • Coming soon!

Hawaii

Number of colleges: 43
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $10,660 per year
  • Out-of-state: $31,090 per year

Regional accrediting body: Western Association of Schools and Colleges

More coming soon!

Idaho

Number of colleges: 33
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $7,250 per year
  • Out-of-state: $22,580 per year

Regional accrediting body: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

More coming soon!

Illinois

Number of colleges: 391
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $13,620 per year
  • Out-of-state:$23,480 per year

Regional accrediting body: Higher Learning Commission

More coming soon!

Indiana

Number of colleges: 175
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $9,360 per year
  • Out-of-state: $29,170 per year

Regional accrediting body: Higher Learning Commission

More coming soon!

Iowa

Number of colleges: 107
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $8,760 per year
  • Out-of-state: $26,040 per year

Regional accrediting body: Higher Learning Commission

More coming soon!

Kansas

Number of colleges: 99
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $9,230 per year
  • Out-of-state: $23,910 per year

Regional accrediting body: Higher Learning Commission
Significant online degrees:

Significant traditional degrees:

  • Coming soon!

Kentucky

Number of colleges: 165
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $10,300 per year
  • Out-of-state: $23,710 per year

Regional accrediting body: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

More coming soon!

Louisiana

Number of colleges: 173
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $9,300 per year
  • Out-of-state: $23,280 per year

Regional accrediting body: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

More coming soon!

Maine

Number of colleges: 60
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $9,970 per year
  • Out-of-state: $27,010 per year

Regional accrediting body: New England Association of Schools and Colleges

More coming soon!

Maryland

Number of colleges: 148
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $9,580 per year
  • Out-of-state: $22,060 per year

Regional accrediting body: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

More coming soon!

Massachusetts

Number of colleges: 261
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $7,990 per year
  • Out-of-state: $19,060 per year

Regional accrediting body: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Significant online degrees:

Significant traditional degrees:

  • Coming soon!

Michigan

Number of colleges: 302
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $12,930 per year
  • Out-of-state: $36,840 per year

Regional accrediting body: Higher Learning Commission

More coming soon!

Minnesota

Number of colleges: 169
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $11,300 per year
  • Out-of-state: $20,890 per year

Regional accrediting body: Higher Learning Commission

More coming soon!

Mississippi

Number of colleges: 69
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $12,730 per year
  • Out-of-state: $29,220 per year

Regional accrediting body: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

More coming soon!

Missouri

Number of colleges: 242
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $8,870 per year
  • Out-of-state: $21,190 per year

Regional accrediting body: Higher Learning Commission

More coming soon!

Montana

Number of colleges: 54
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $6,910 per year
  • Out-of-state: $23,220 per year

Regional accrediting body: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

More coming soon!

Nebraska

Number of colleges: 68
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $8,720 per year
  • Out-of-state: $20,310 per year

Regional accrediting body: Higher Learning Commission

More coming soon!

Nevada

Number of colleges: 77
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $7,270
  • Out-of-state: $21,510

Regional accrediting body: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

More coming soon!

New Hampshire

Number of colleges: 43
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $16,070 per year
  • Out-of-state: $28,430 per year

Regional accrediting body: New England Association of Schools and Colleges

More coming soon!

New Jersey

Number of colleges: 207
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $13,620 per year
  • Out-of-state: $23,480 per year

Regional accrediting body: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

More coming soon!

New Mexico

Number of colleges: 61
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $6,920 per year
  • Out-of-state: $20,060 per year

Regional accrediting body: Higher Learning Commission

More coming soon!

New York

Number of colleges: 632
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $7,940 per year
  • Out-of-state: $19,500 per year

Regional accrediting body: Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Significant online degrees:

  • Coming soon!

Significant traditional degrees:

North Carolina

Number of colleges: 188
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $7,380 per year
  • Out-of-state: $24,520 per year

Regional accrediting body: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

More coming soon!

North Dakota

Number of colleges: 30
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $8,200 per year
  • Out-of-state: $19,420 per year

Regional accrediting body: Higher Learning Commission

More coming soon!

Ohio

Number of colleges: 386
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $10,510 per year
  • Out-of-state: $25,000 per year

Regional accrediting body: Higher Learning Commission

More coming soon!

Oklahoma

Number of colleges: 158
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $8,460 per year
  • Out-of-state: $22,520 per year

Regional accrediting body: Higher Learning Commission

More coming soon!

Oregon

Number of colleges: 125
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $10,360 per year
  • Out-of-state: $30,300 per year

Regional accrediting body: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Significant online degrees:

Significant traditional degrees:

  • Coming soon!

Pennsylvania

Number of colleges: 544
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $14,440 per year
  • Out-of-state: $26,960 per year

Regional accrediting body: Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Significant online degrees:

Significant traditional degrees:

  • Coming soon!

Rhode Island

Number of colleges: 37
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $12,230 per year
  • Out-of-state: $28,910 per year

Regional accrediting body: New England Association of Schools and Colleges

More coming soon!

South Carolina

Number of colleges: 97
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $12,610 per year
  • Out-of-state: $31,350 per year

Regional accrediting body: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

More coming soon!

South Dakota

Number of colleges: 33

Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $8,450 per year
  • Out-of-state: $12,480 per year

Regional accrediting body: Higher Learning Commission

More coming soon!

Tennessee

Number of colleges: 191

Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $9,790 per year
  • Out-of-state: $26,640 per year

Regional accrediting body: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

More coming soon!

Texas

Number of colleges: 506
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $9,840 per year
  • Out-of-state: $26,210 per year

Regional accrediting body: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

More coming soon!

Utah

Number of colleges: 60
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $6,790 per year
  • Out-of-state: $20,730 per year

Regional accrediting body: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

More coming soon!

Vermont

Number of colleges: 32
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $16,040 per year
  • Out-of-state: $26,960 per year

Regional accrediting body: New England Association of Schools and Colleges

More coming soon!

Virginia

Number of colleges: 222
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $12,820 per year
  • Out-of-state: $33,270 per year

Regional accrediting body: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

More coming soon!

Washington

Number of colleges: 164
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $9,480 per year
  • Out-of-state: $29,300 per year

Regional accrediting body: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Significant online degrees:

More coming soon!

West Virginia

Number of colleges: 99
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $7,890 per year
  • Out-of-state: $21,550 per year

Regional accrediting body: Higher Learning Commission

More coming soon!

Wisconsin

Number of colleges:
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $8,960 per year
  • Out-of-state:$22,930 per year

Regional accrediting body: Higher Learning Commission

More coming soon!

Wyoming

Number of colleges:
Average tuition and fees:

  • In-state: $5,220 per year
  • Out-of-state: $16,830 per year

Regional accrediting body: Higher Learning Commission

More coming soon!

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