Mount Mary University earns the top spot on our ranking as the most affordable women's college in the United States. With a net price of less than $14k a year, you might think you'll have to sacrifice some perks to attend MMU. But on the contrary, Mount Mary has the same breadth and depth of academic programs on offer at other top schools, from Biology to Social Work. Certificate programs in such areas as Art Therapy, Fashion Design, and Theology can help you dive deeper into your favorite areas of study. Campus events are also very popular with students, such as the Starving Artists' Show, Weeks of Welcome, and numerous Blue Angel athletic games.
Affordable Women’s Colleges
There are thousands of colleges in the United States, and yet there are usually only a small number that are a good fit for any one student. That’s because most students have strong preferences about a variety of factors related to their college experience, from campus size to the selection of majors offered. And they should! Where you go to school is an important decision, so it’s worth it to be picky and take the time to make the right decision.
This ranking is for students who want to attend a women’s college – and that doesn’t necessarily mean just women! There are several women’s universities in the United States that now admit men, although admittedly female students still make up a vast majority of the membership.
Women’s colleges exist all over the country, and they span a wide range of religious affiliations, academic philosophies, and price ranges. If you’re concerned about sticking to a budget while you pursue your studies, this list is for you.
We used College Navigator – a division of the National Center for Education Statistics – to populate a spreadsheet of all the single-sex, women-focused universities in the United States and then picked the 30 with the lowest net prices. In other words, the 30 colleges below feature a combination of affordable tuition rates, low fees, and supportive financial aid packages that distinguish them from all the other women’s colleges in the country. And as an added plus, their academic offerings and campus resources cater to the needs of female students who desire a fun, secure, community-oriented environment.
|1||Mount Mary University||Milwaukee, WI|
|2||Ursuline College||Pepper Pike, OH|
|3||Trinity Washington University||Washington, DC|
|4||Brenau University||Gainesville, GA|
|5||Alverno College||Milwaukee, WI|
|6||Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College||Saint Mary of the Woods, IN|
|7||Salem College||Winston-Salem, NC|
|8||Cottey College||Nevada, MO|
|9||Wesleyan College||Macon, GA|
|10||Columbia College||Columbia, MO|
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