10 Ridiculously Cheapest MBA Programs in USA for Out of State Students

Who else wants to know the Cheapest MBA programs in USA for Out of State students?

  • PS : Out of State students includes international students in F1 Visa.

Before looking at least expensive MBA programs, let’s how much it would cost to get MBA degree from Top MBA programs.

Cost of Harvard MBA Program

cost of harvard mba

Do you have whooping $90k to spend on your MBA degree, then look for cheap MBA program.

Cost of Stanford University MBA Program

cost of stanford mba

Not bad right? Just $99,435.

Now, you get the idea. MBA from Top Business Schools are not cheap.

10 Cheapest MBA Programs in USA

Here’s list of cheap MBA programs is less than $20,000 per year.

 

Business schoolOut-of-state tuition
University of Hawaii—Manoa (Shidler)$14,934
Lamar University (TX)$15,868
University of North Carolina—Wilmington (Cameron)$17,300
University at Buffalo—SUNY$19,627
Clemson University (SC)$20,010
University of North Carolina—Greensboro (Bryan)$20,896
Iowa State University$21,864
San Diego State University$22,868
University of Houston (Bauer)$23,638
University of Alabama (Manderson)$24,230

 

 

University of Hawaii, Manoa

 

university of hawaii manoa

Photo / University of Hawaii Manoa

 

Lamar University (TX)

Website: www.lamar.edu
Type: 4-year, Public

Awards offered:

  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
  • Doctor’s degree – professional practice

Campus setting: City: Midsize
Campus housing: Yes
Student population: 14,020 (9,942 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 20 to 1

 

University of North Carolina, Wilmington (Cameron)

Website: www.uncw.edu
Type: 4-year, Public

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Photo By – UNC Wilmington, Beach Blast

Awards offered:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master’s degree
  • Post-master’s certificate

Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
Campus setting: City: Midsize
Campus housing: Yes
Student population: 13,145 (11,950 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 16 to 1

University at Buffalo, SUNY

Website: www.buffalo.edu
Type: 4-year, Public

Awards offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • Post-master’s certificate
  • Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
  • Doctor’s degree – professional practice

Campus setting: Suburb: Large
Campus housing: Yes
Student population: 28,849 (19,334 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 15 to 1

Clemson University (SC)

General information: (864) 656-4636
Website: www.clemson.edu
Type: 4-year, Public
Awards offered:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • Post-master’s certificate
  • Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship

Campus setting: Town: Distant
Campus housing: Yes
Student population: 19,914 (15,836 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 18 to 1

University of North Carolina—Greensboro (Bryan)

Website: www.uncg.edu
Type: 4-year, Public
Awards offered:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master’s degree
  • Post-master’s certificate
  • Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship

Campus setting: City: Large
Campus housing: Yes
Student population: 18,627 (14,898 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 17 to 1

Iowa State University

Website: www.iastate.edu
Type: 4-year, Public
Awards offered:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master’s degree
  • Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
  • Doctor’s degree – professional practice

Campus setting: City: Small
Campus housing: Yes
Student population: 29,611 (24,343 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 18 to 1

San Diego State University

Website: www.sdsu.edu
Type: 4-year, Public

San Diego State University

Photo – Moniquewingard

Awards offered:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • Doctor’s degree

Campus setting: City: Large
Campus housing: Yes
Student population: 30,541 (25,796 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 27 to 1

University of Houston (Bauer)

Website: www.uh.edu
Type: 4-year, Public
Awards offered:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
  • Doctor’s degree – professional practice

Campus setting: City: Large
Campus housing: Yes
Student population: 39,820 (31,764 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 23 to 1

University of Alabama (Manderson)

Website: www.ua.edu/
Type: 4-year, Public
Awards offered:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • Post-master’s certificate
  • Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
  • Doctor’s degree – professional practice

Campus setting: City: Small
Campus housing: Yes
Student population: 31,647 (26,234 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 19 to 1

 

US News recently published a report with least expensive B-Schools.

Does Cheap MBA program EQUALS High Quality? Probably Not.

There’s a reason why top B-Schools cost so much. But, if you can’t afford or have talent to get into top schools, then it’s worth looking most affordable programs right?

Next – Top 50 Public Universities in USA – Best Bang for Your Buck

28 Comments

  1. Badebangna Gorden on December 1, 2017 at 4:41 PM

    I have a degree in bachelor of commerce (third class).l want a master’s program in accounting,finance, or banking.which possible universities can I get?.are there opportunities to work and school. Assist me

  2. afzal on October 14, 2017 at 1:58 AM

    Can I know about fees and other information for admission

  3. John P on January 6, 2017 at 3:46 AM

    This page needs updating. University of Hawaii’s distance learning MBA is like $46,000 now.

  4. K.P. Bhusal on December 20, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    Hi,, I have completed Masters in English literature (with 3 years bachelors degree) from Nepal and I am very much passionate about doing one year MBA from USA from one of the cheapest Business schools. Can you please help me to proceed further?

    Regards
    K.P. Bhusal

  5. Shekhar on April 1, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Is the fee mentioned for single year or is it the total cost of MBA?

  6. Pradeep Khadka on January 9, 2013 at 5:46 AM

    Hi,
    this was realy helpful.
    wel cud you plz tel me if a 3yrs undergrad can apply to these US inst. if not thn cud you ans if it even exists and if yes plz giv a link.
    with regards,

    • Reshma on February 26, 2013 at 10:40 AM

      Hi Pradeep,

      If you are looking at MBA for further studies, usually institutes look at a minimum of 16yrs education (or 4yr undergrad degree) Correspondence courses are not accepted to qualify and all the courses have to be done in accredited institutes.

      For students who have only 15yrs education (3yr degree), there are a few alternatives.

      1. MBA Bridge program/Pre-MBA for students with 15yrs education
      2. If you have 2-4yrs minimum work experience, the university could consider it equal to a 4th yr of undergrad studies thus making you eligible. You’ll have to check with the university or it will be mentioned on their websites
      3. You could do a 1yr/2yr Masters course to qualify. Remember it has to be from a UGC-AICTE accredited institution rated ‘A’ or better by NAAC.

      All the Best!

      P.S. Pre-MBA programs also refer to few weeks long programs for GMAT/TOEFL preparation or even programs for already qualified students who just want to experience what classes will be like before actually starting graduate courses. So make sure you search for a year long or 8-9months long MBA Bridge Program.

  7. Pamela on November 12, 2012 at 1:59 AM

    kindly assist me with the cheapest public university in USA that offers MBA in financial management.

  8. neha garg on October 4, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    hey can anyone tell me about some good university for masters in kinesiology..
    i got 980 in gre and 93 in toefl..
    i wanna apply in this session only

  9. alok kumar singh on August 31, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    i have started my graduation in india.presently i am in my first year and i am looking out for a transfer program in some good college or university.i am an economics student.which country is best and why? I am also concerned about fee as i am not able to pay much..

  10. Ravi on August 11, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    Hello HSB,

    Have you any time heard Tiffin University (MBA) for out of state students just check it out, its one of the cheap universities for out of state students (Folks). HSB could you please let every one of us know whether this particular university is good or not?

  11. Swapnil on August 10, 2012 at 5:45 AM

    Hey HSB,
    Can u give us more info about 10 cheapest publicc universities fo MS in comp sci in USA
    …………..Waiting for ur reply
    Thank you.

  12. mike on August 10, 2012 at 4:42 AM

    Hi am mike please I want to know cheap university thtat accept sat exam in usa want to study nursing for undergraduate

  13. EMEKA on August 10, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Thanks to HSB for their posts and responses

    Hi fellas, can someone tell me about NJIT tuition in comparison with the tuition of other public research institutions in the US.

  14. munna on August 9, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    For MBA, look at West Texas A & M University, Canyon, Texas. The tuition/fees is around 3000 dollars per semester in-state fees and as per my knowledge, they are offering scholarship for instate tuition to every student. Its a public State university.

  15. Tammy on August 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    http://graduate-school.phds.org/

    I found this link useful for me. You can check out the tuition and compare the uni. you are interested in (of course in the field of your interest) Check it out 😉

  16. feeroz on August 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    It would be great if you can make a list of cheap universities for m.s in computer science/information systems
    I have done MCA and having one Year experience looking for some universities of low fees.

  17. arsalan on August 9, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    hi hru my name is arsalan i m from pakistan i did b.com in 2008 i ve 14 year education i ve 5.5 band in ielts n i ve approx 4 year experience in tele communication sector so can i get admission in ur uni

  18. priya on August 9, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Hi everybody

    I am following this blog for couple of months ,I came across the situation that for every post syudent post their questions and many time they dont get answer.
    for exple this post is related to MBA tution fees still peoples are asking questions about MS .good university bla bla …

    HSB can you help to get answers for this question in nay other way ,insted of waiting for somebody to answer .

    Many times nobody answer your question ,people post same qustion ove and over again.

    Thanks,
    Priya

    • HSB on August 9, 2012 at 3:39 PM

      Priya – Folks who post questions about universities and fees are typically first time visitors. They can search in the blog to find tons of information. Unfortunately, I don’t have time to answer all the questions.

  19. Tammy on August 9, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    HSB : Thank you for your reply
    Art : Thank you, Art. Finger crossed for you too 😉
    I’m looking for M.S. in Speech Language Pathology field….would anyone know if there’re any out-of-state tuition which applies for international students in some university in the US?

  20. harry on August 9, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    It would be great if you can make a list of cheap universities for m.s in computer science/information systems

    Thanks!

  21. priya on August 9, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Hi HSB ,

    Thanks for information ,this is very helpfull.
    Can you just add infomation related to ranking of the universities.
    If somebody complete the MBA from one of this school ,is it really helpfull from careear pont of view.

    -Priya

  22. Tammy on August 9, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Are international students qualified for the out of state tuition?

    • Art on August 9, 2012 at 1:34 PM

      Tammy

      Usually, yes.
      Good luck to fulfilling your dreams.

      Art

  23. Art on August 9, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Thanks HSB for your reply.

    I am thinking of pursuing MSc in supply chain management or logistics. Will now make contact with the aforementioned schools regarding their offerings.
    Regards
    Art

  24. Art on August 9, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    HSB

    Questions?

    Are the fees quoted for public universities, per semester?

    And if so how many semesters are there for the academic year?

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Thank you
    Art

    • HSB on August 9, 2012 at 12:49 PM

      Fees Per academic year.

      Schools can have 2 or 3 semesters. Also, some schools have 4 quarters.

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