Given its location in Kentucky, you might not be surprised that Berea College offers a degree in Appalachian Studies. Not only does this program consider cultural issues specific to the area, but it considers Appalachia within a global context by studying other highland regions. With a library, gallery, and cultural events housed in the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, you'll have a dedicated space for pursuing your work. And you can't beat the cost of this top small college history degree: thanks to a generous endowment and skillful financial management, your tuition will be almost entirely covered. In fact, Berea's net price is by far the lowest on this list.
Net Price: $3,125/yr