Kansas: Cleveland University-Kansas City
> 2018-2019 annual net price: $35,246
> 2018-2019 admission rate: 100.0%
> 2019-2020 undergraduate enrollment: 74
> Located: Overland Park
Cleveland University-Kansas City is one of just three institutions on this list that accepted every applicant for the 2019-2020 school year — just five prospective students applied. With just 74 enrolled undergraduate students, it is one of the smallest colleges on this list, and in the nation. It is also the most expensive college in Kansas by nearly $10,000 per year, with students paying over $35,000 for tuition, books, room and board, minus any financial aid.
Cleveland University-Kansas City is a health-focused college, offering chiropractic degrees as well as other programs like health education and human biology.
Kentucky: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
> 2018-2019 annual net price: $26,976
> 2018-2019 admission rate: 68.0%
> 2019-2020 undergraduate enrollment: 894
> Located: Louisville
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville primarily educates students to become Southern Baptist ministers, offering degrees in fields like biblical and theological studies, church ministry, missions and evangelism, and more.
Just 26% of students receive any type of financial aid in the form of a grant — the second lowest share of any institution on this list. For context, at every other four-year school in Kentucky, over 60% of undergraduate students receive financial aid. Even those who receive aid pay an average net price of nearly $27,000 per year.
Louisiana: Tulane University of Louisiana
> 2018-2019 annual net price: $40,783
> 2018-2019 admission rate: 12.9%
> 2019-2020 undergraduate enrollment: 7,980
> Located: New Orleans
Tulane University in New Orleans is by far the most expensive college in the state of Louisiana, with students paying in tuition, room and board, and study materials less any financial aid over $40,000 a year. The net price of every other college in the state is less than $28,000 per year. Of all the colleges that rank as the most expensive in their state, Tulane is the most difficult to get into. Fewer than 13% of applicants are accepted.
The prestigious research institution offers 70 majors in fields including science and engineering, architecture, business, liberal arts, and public health.
Maine: University of New England
> 2018-2019 annual net price: $34,198
> 2018-2019 admission rate: 84.4%
> 2019-2020 undergraduate enrollment: 4,275
> Located: Biddeford
The University of New England is located in Biddeford in southern Maine on the coast. Of its 5,175 applicants for the 2019-2020 school year, 84.4% were accepted. The typical college accepted 56.7% of its applicants the same academic year. Students who received grant or scholarship aid pay $34,198 for tuition, books, room and board, minus any financial aid.
The University of New England, the most expensive in Maine, offers a number of degree fields, largely in STEM fields, like biology, applied mathematics, chemistry, environmental sciences, and more.
Maryland: Maryland Institute College of Art
> 2018-2019 annual net price: $42,750
> 2018-2019 admission rate: 63.9%
> 2019-2020 undergraduate enrollment: 1,749
> Located: Baltimore
One of several art schools on this list, Maryland Institute College of Art is the priciest college in the state, more expensive than institutions like St. John’s College and Johns Hopkins University.
Maryland Institute College of Art has an annual net price of $42,750 — nearly $5,000 more than any other school in the state.
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