# Most affordable HSIs

Read more**Net cost**: The median annual cost of all students that receive any aid. This does not refer to the “sticker price”, the price listed by the college.

**Earnings**: The median earnings of all bachelor-level students 10 years after enrollment. This includes both students that do and do not graduate, across all majors.

**Payback**: The amount of time in years it takes to pay off the median net cost by the median earnings. For this calculation, the median earning of high school graduates (in the school’s home state) are deducted from the median earnings.

**Earnings plus**: The difference between the school’s median earnings and the median earnings for all schools in the same state.

**Rankings**: The ranking order is based on the economic score. The economic score is calculated using a school’s payback and earnings*plus *performance.

#### CUNY Lehman College

Bronx, New York

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $4,029

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### CUNY City College

New York, New York

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $51

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### CUNY Hunter College

New York, New York

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $23

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, New York

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $5,199

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### California State University-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $1,318

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### CUNY Queens College

Queens, New York

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $948

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Texas A & M International University

Laredo, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $1,876

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### California State University-Dominguez Hills

Carson, California

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $3,339

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Edinburg, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $948

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### California State University-Bakersfield

Bakersfield, California

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $1,927

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### California State University-Fresno

Fresno, California

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $1,522

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### California State University-Stanislaus

Turlock, California

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $3,285

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Florida International University

Miami, Florida

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $9,780

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### California State University-San Bernardino

San Bernardino, California

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $281

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### California State University-Fullerton

Fullerton, California

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $3,907

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### California State University-Northridge

Northridge, California

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $2,681

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### New Mexico State University-Main Campus

Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $2,492

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### The University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $177

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus

Portales, New Mexico

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $5,780

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Texas Woman's University

Denton, Texas

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $4,777

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.