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This is Utah's most affordable college

A view from Utah State University, near the Taggart Student Center, with Old Main in the distance.
A view from Utah State University, near the Taggart Student Center, with Old Main in the distance.
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Utah’s most affordable college isn’t BYU or the University of Utah.

Business Insider recently rounded up the least expensive college in every U.S. state. The report used both data from the Chronicle of Higher Education and only ranked schools that fell within the top 220 of the U.S. News and World Report.

Utah State University topped the list for Utah. The Logan-based school costs $12,736 a year, with a $6,866 tuition and $5,870 for room and board.

By comparison, BYU costs $12,748 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The University of Utah costs $17,924 for in-state students and $35,445 for out-of-stater students.

But both BYU and the U. ranked close together on a “best colleges for your money” list, according to Money magazine.

Money magazine ranked 2,400 colleges across 27 different metrics, looking to see how well these schools compared quality of education, the affordability of each school and the success alumnus have after graduating.

BYU finished at No. 105 on that list, while the U. landed at 247.

A previous survey from HowMuch.net also ranked BYU within the top 10 best-value colleges in the country, at least based on annual tuition rates.