5 of the Most Affordable Private Universities

Always wanted to go to a private school, but were never sure you could afford it? Listed below are five perfectly-priced private universities with a price tag of less than $10,000 per year. All tuition rates are from the 2010-2011 school year and do not include room and board or books.
Berea College ($910): Located in Berea, Kentucky, this higher learning institution was the first to implement both interracial and co-ed education in the South. The university relies solely on its endowment, gifts and financial aid. It does not charge its students tuition, only campus-related fees. However, they must work at least 10 hours at a work-study job on campus.
Brigham Young University ($4,330): With cheap tuition and a diverse student population representing over 70 countries, this could be the place for you. BYU, located in Hawaii, is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Brigham Young University ($4,420): Also operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this university is located in Provo, Utah. BYU-Utah placed 75th in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges and National Universities.
Lane College ($8,000): Located in Jackson, Tennessee, Lane University is a private school founded by the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church. The college was established so that freed slaves would be educated and learn how to “read, write, and speak correctly.” Since opening its doors in 1882, it has greatly reduced the rates of illiteracy among African Americans in the South.
Life University ($8,622): With an enrollment of 727 students, Life University will give you that face-to-face education you’ve been looking for. Established in 1974, and located in Marietta, Georgia, the university provides the following education programs: chiropractic, biology, nutrition, sports health science, general studies and business.
Here are some other inexpensive private schools. Click on their links to find out more.

  • Blue Mountain College :$8,870 per year
  • Park University:$8,898 per year
  • Mountain State University: $9,000 per year
  • Philander Smith College: $9,450 per year
  • Alice Lloyd College: $9,500 per year

Via US News