Low Cost, High Impact: MSI Bang for Your Buck

By Melanie Wolff

When an institution has a high graduation rate, people often assume a high price tag comes along with it. But MSIs, built to serve underrepresented students, are often resourceful in making a little go a long way. To show this, today’s Monday Morning MSI Line Up features 10 MSIs with tuition below $10,000 a year that also have graduation rates above the national average of 44%.*

* All tuition costs and graduation rates have been taken from the new College Scorecard.

1) Clinton College (HBCU)

Rock Hill, SC

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  • Average Annual Cost: $4,758
  • Graduation Rate: 59%

2) Humacao Community College (HSI)

Humacao, PR

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  • Average Annual Cost: $8,386
  • Graduation Rate: 58%

3) Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (TCU)

Hayward, WI

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  • Average Annual Cost: $6,458
  • Graduation Rate of 58%

4) California State University – Stanislaus (HSI)

Turlock, CA

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  • Average Annual Cost: $7,797
  • Graduation Rate: 50%

5) Talladega College (HBCU)

Talladega, AL

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  • Average Annual Cost: $9,062
  • Graduation Rate: 49%

6) California State University – Fresno (HSI)

Fresno, CA

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  • Average Annual Cost: $7,093
  • Graduation Rate: 48%

7) Chief Dull Knife College (TCU)

Lame Deer, MT

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  • Average Annual Cost: $2,740
  • Graduation Rate: 47%

8) University of New Mexico – Main Campus (HSI)

Albuquerque, NM

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  • Average Annual Cost: $8,126
  • Graduation Rate: 47%

9) Seward County Community College and Area Technical School (HSI)

Liberal, KS

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  • Average Annual Cost: $4,873
  • Graduation Rate: 46%

10) Pasadena City College (HSI)

Pasadena, CA

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  • Average Annual Cost: $5,718
  • Graduation Rate: 45%

 

 

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