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EDsmart Releases 2022’s Cheapest Public Universities Ranking

May 31
15:12 2022, a nationally recognized publisher of college resources and rankings, has released the 2022 edition of the cheapest public Universities

EDsmart’s ranking of the cheapest public universities is the most comprehensive and well-rounded to date. The ranking includes only fully accredited schools. 

Schools considered for this ranking were collected from official accrediting agency websites, and are regionally or nationally accredited.

Pulling data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), colleges were evaluated based on their affordability.

As part of the rankings, EDsmart also published detailed profiles outlining each school on its list. Students can use these profiles to evaluate each school’s net prices, accreditation, and other helpful information.

“The cheapest public universities  ranking allows students to compare accredited programs and find those that best fit their education interests and career goals,” said EDsmart’s spokesperson. “Beyond providing affordable education, a college is not successful if it does not graduate its students, which is why EDsmart rankings often place a high value on outcomes, including graduation and retention rates, and post-graduation earnings.”

The EDsmart 2022 ranking for the cheapest public universities ranksCUNY–City College #1 as the best college offering with The University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley and California State University–Fresno following.

The complete rankings are as follows:

1. CUNY–City College

2. The University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley

3. California State University–Fresno

4. Florida International University

5. University of South Florida

6. Marshall University

7. University of New Orleans

8. University of Puerto Rico–Rio Piedras

9. Louisiana Tech University

10. Ferris State University

11. Delaware State University

12. University of Memphis

13. Arkansas State University

14. Valdosta State University

15. Wichita State University

16. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

17. Washburn University

18. Jackson State University

19. University of Arkansas at Little Rock

20. University of Southern Mississippi

21. Florida A&M University

22. Metropolitan State University of Minneapolis-St. Paul

23. University of Central Arkansas

24. University of North Dakota

25. Eastern Michigan University

26. Tennessee Tech University

27. Central Michigan University

28. North Dakota State University

29. Missouri State University

30. Wright State University

31. Southern Illinois University–Carbondale

32. University of Maryland Eastern Shore

33. Cleveland State University

34. Morgan State University

35. University of Akron

36. Northern Illinois University

37. Bowling Green State University

38. University of South Dakota

39. South Dakota State University

40. Western Michigan University

41. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

42. Indiana University of Pennsylvania

University response to EDsmart rankings has been very positive. Sharing the rankings on their websites and via social media has helped schools attract new students and excite existing students and alumni.

The rankings and data were produced for EDsmart, a leading higher education research organization. All evaluated data was gathered from IPEDs, the U.S. Department of Higher Education, school websites, and other reputable sources.

The rankings have been published at

About EDsmart

EDsmart reviews publicly available data to produce independent ranking assessments of various educational programs, in addition to student guides and resources. The site is regularly updated by a committed team of writers and researchers, who produce college rankings and resources that will help prospective and current college students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.

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Contact Person: Tyson Stevens
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Country: United States