Most of us need no reminder that between tuition and books and room and board, the price of a college degree is high.
And let’s face it: while we’d all like to attend our dream college, the numbers often get in the way and force us to narrow down our options. So where are the cheapest schools? And the most expensive?
We found out.
New England wins (ahem, loses) with some of the highest college costs. Meanwhile, the Southwest and mountain states boast the lowest tuition in the country.
Before you step into the world of all-nighters and frat parties, see where college is most affordable—and where it’ll bust your bank account.