By Brian Burnsed

Business Schools for Out-of-State Students: Business students at these schools pay less than $25,000 annually in tuition and required fees

Out-of-state students at public business schools pay significantly more than their \ in-state counterparts, but there are deals to be found. For instance, students at the Emporia State University School of Business who hail from outside the state of Kansas paid only $14,594 in tuition and required fees in the 2010-11 school year, the lowest figure amongst the public business programs that provided tuition and fee data to U.S. News in a 2010 survey.

In all, the average tuition and fees at the 10 least expensive business schools for out-of-state students in the 2010-11 academic year was $19,832, compared to an average of $9,589 among the 10 least expensive schools for in-state students. In all, seven schools, including Iowa State University College of Business , the Clemson University College of Business and Behavioral Science, and the University of Alabama Manderson Graduate School of Business appear on both lists. And six of the 10 least expensive business schools for out-of-state students are ranked in the top 100 of U.S. News's rankings of Best Business Schools.

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Only schools that reported the yearly cost of tuition and fees were included in this analysis. Public schools that provided tuition and fees data to U.S. News based on per-credit hour costs or overall costs for the entire length of the program were excluded. Also, business schools that were designated by U.S. News as Unranked were not considered for this report.

Below is a table of the 10 least expensive public business schools for out-of-state students based on tuition and required fees (figures do not include room and board, books, and other miscellaneous costs):


University Tuition Rank
Source: U.S. News & World Report
Emporia State University (KS)$14,594RNP*
Binghamton University -- SUNY$16,404107
Clemson University (SC)$16,420RNP
University of Buffalo -- SUNY$17,74075
Iowa State University$19,43769
Cleveland State University (Nance)$21,410RNP
University of Houston (Bauer)$22,40594
University of Alabama (Manderson)$22,50063
University of Oregon (Lundquist)$23,55691
Virginia Tech (Pamplin)$23,85773

*RNP denotes an institution that is ranked in the bottom one fourth of its rankings category. U.S. News calculates a rank for the school but has decided not to publish it.

U.S. News surveyed more than 400 schools for our 2010 survey of business programs. Schools self-reported a myriad of data regarding their academic programs and the makeup of their student body, among other areas, making U.S. News's data the most accurate and detailed collection of college facts and figures of its kind. While U.S. News uses much of this survey data to rank schools for our annualBest Business Schoolsrankings, the data can also be useful when examined on a smaller scale. U.S. News will now produce lists of data, separate from the overall rankings, meant to provide students and parents a means to find which schools excel, or have room to grow, in specific areas that are important to them. While the data comes from the schools themselves, these lists are not related to, and have no influence over, U.S. News rankings of Best CollegesorBest Graduate Schools.

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10 Least Expensive Public Business Schools for Out-of-State Students