America's 10 most affordable colleges

The price of college admission in the US continues to rise. These are the schools where getting a diploma won't break the bank.

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Oct 18, 2013 9:41PM

Your photo for UCSD is wrong!


The student's sweatshirt clearly says USD (University of San Diego).  And the landscaping is NOT University of California, San Diego at La Jolla. 


That aside, I get alumni calls from UCSD and am told that it is much more expensive for students now than is being claimed.  


Makes me suspicious of the whole article.



Oct 18, 2013 7:23PM

If I checked correctly, the lowest percent of graduates with debt is 35%.  Thus, at least one-third of the students graduate with debt.  I see ranges of around 10,000 to well above 20,000.  Three-year credit default rate?  Most of the people who borrow for this will obviously be able to make minimum payments for a few years (this may include the sixth month grace period or not).  Most people will have to change their major at least once.  Is this for Associate's Degrees or B.A.'s?  Also, some majors require you to attend a main campus which is usually more expensive, and this does not take into account other expenses which may be incurred.  I wonder who is getting paid by recommending this?  What motivation or interest does The Daily Beast have in telling people they have enough money to spend money like that?

Oct 21, 2013 11:47AM
My question is the tuition for instate or out of state?   Guessing that is in state tuition.   
Oct 20, 2013 11:49AM
"Determined by the percentage of students who graduate within six years"?  Is this six years for a BA?  How about a list of college's where kids actually make it through in four years!  If the staff cannot be there for the kids to make it through in four forget about it!
Oct 18, 2013 11:41PM
Your way off. That's JUST tuition, and only for in state students. Try this one. ALL students, both in state AND out of state. ALL costs, tuition, room and board, even textbooks, for $11,500. Where? PERU STATE COLLEGE in PERU, NEBRASKA. Go online to view this small, attractive, close knit, friendly, accredited State college. A wonderful school with a great staff. Check it out.
Oct 18, 2013 8:13PM
Every college is affordable for moron football players on scholarship !!!!!!!
Oct 18, 2013 8:29PM
Underwater Basket Weaving and French Renaissance Poetry will always be there for the kids to waste their parents money with. They can always find some worthless courses to take that way they can piss and moan and form some occupy movement against the man because their life is a failure.

Too many kids who have no business in college but feel they can waste the professors time and their parents money. Here is a tip. Stay at home in Mommy and Daddy's basement, play your xbox's and order Dominos Pizza and smoke your pot that you buy with your allowance. Stay off the campuses and maybe the people who really belong there can get in with a reasonable cost.
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