The affordability category measures whether students and families can afford to pay for higher education, given income levels, financial aid, and the types of colleges and universities in the state.
|Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware,
Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine,
Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska,
Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
California is the top-performing state in affordability.
Family Ability to Pay
- At Community Colleges
- At Public 4-Year Colleges
- At Private 4-Year Colleges
Strategies for Affordability
- Need-Based Financial Aid
- Low-Priced Colleges
Reliance on Loans
- Low Student Debt