Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Colleges Tuition Comparison

The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) is an American collegiate athletic conference affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I which was formed on July 27, 1962. The WAC covers a broad expanse of the western United States, with member institutions located in Arizona, California, Idaho, New Mexico, Utah, and Washington, along with the "non-western" states of Missouri, Illinois (traditionally associated with the Midwest), and Texas (traditionally associated with the South).

Next table shows general academic characteristics of the best western athletic conference (wac) schools. You can see the full information of each school by following link on the school's name.
Table. Western Athletic Conference (WAC) College Overview
NameLocationTypeAcceptance RatesPopulation
California State University-Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA Public, Four or more years 66% 9,228
Chicago State University Chicago, IL Public, Four or more years 29% 4,767
Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ Private for-profit, Four or more years 55% 69,444
University of Idaho Moscow, ID Public, Four or more years 66% 11,372
University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City, MO Public, Four or more years 33% 16,685
New Mexico State University-Main Campus Las Cruces, NM Public, Four or more years 85% 15,490
Seattle University Seattle, WA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 73% 7,405
The University of Texas-Pan American Edinburg, TX Public, Four or more years 62% 28,584
Utah Valley University Orem, UT Public, Four or more years 0% 33,211

Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Tuition Comparison

Below, we summarize and compare the tuition and other costs at Western Athletic Conference (WAC) colleges. Tuition is an amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit. In-state tuition rate applies to students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements and out-of-tuition rate is for students who do not meet the ins-state residency requirements. The required fee is a fixed sum charged to students for items not covered by tuition. The book and supplies is the estimated average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire academic year (or program).

You can see more comprehensive tuition comparison between the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) schools at Western Athletic Conference (WAC) schools tuition comparing page.

Tuition and Fees - Undergraduate

Next table summarizes the 2015 undergraduate tuition and fees between the schools.
Table. Western Athletic Conference (WAC) - Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
In-StateOut-Of-State
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesTuition & FeesBooks & Supplies
California State University-Bakersfield $5,472$1,860 $16,632$1,860
Chicago State University $7,056$1,800 $14,016$1,800
Grand Canyon University $16,451$800 $16,451$800
University of Idaho $5,003$1,448 $19,007$1,448
University of Missouri-Kansas City $8,169$1,180 $21,330$1,180
New Mexico State University-Main Campus $4,956$1,206 $18,514$1,206
Seattle University $38,970$1,500 $38,970$1,500
The University of Texas-Pan American $5,824$1,194 $15,184$1,194
Utah Valley University $4,678$976 $14,494$976

Tuition and Fees - Graduate

Next table summarizes graduate tuition and fees charged to students who holds a bachelor's or first-professional degree, or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. These students may or may not be enrolled in graduate programs.
Table. Western Athletic Conference (WAC) - Graduate School Tuition and Fees
In-StateOut-Of-State
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesTuition & FeesBooks & Supplies
California State University-Bakersfield $8,077$1,860 $17,005$1,860
Chicago State University $8,320$1,800 $13,252$1,800
Grand Canyon University $10,124$800 $10,124$800
University of Idaho $8,222$1,448 $22,226$1,448
University of Missouri-Kansas City $7,215$1,180 $17,045$1,180
New Mexico State University-Main Campus $4,941$1,206 $15,107$1,206
Seattle University $19,793$1,500 $19,793$1,500
The University of Texas-Pan American $6,498$1,194 $13,518$1,194
Utah Valley University $6,759$976 $17,028$976

Living Cost

Next table shows the living costs including room & board charge and other expenses. Room charge is for an academic year for rooming accommodations for a typical student sharing a room with one other student and board charge is for meals, for a specified number of meals per week. Other expenses include the money (estimated by the financial aid office) needed by a student to cover expenses such as laundry, transportation, entertainment, and furnishings.
Table. Western Athletic Conference (WAC) - Living Costs
On CampusOff Campus
(without family)
Off Campus
(with family)
Room and BoardOther ExpensesRoom and BoardOther ExpensesOther Expenses
California State University-Bakersfield $12,561$2,772 $12,380$2,838 $2,838
Chicago State University $8,723$3,900 $8,723$3,900 $3,900
Grand Canyon University $8,550$5,700 $8,550$5,700 $5,700
University of Idaho $8,328$3,498 $8,328$3,646 $3,646
University of Missouri-Kansas City $10,610$4,044 $9,402$5,364 $5,364
New Mexico State University-Main Campus $8,064$3,780 $8,631$3,780 $3,780
Seattle University $11,121$4,170 $11,121$4,170 $4,170
The University of Texas-Pan American $7,632$3,182 $6,946$5,222 $5,222
Utah Valley University -- $5,960$3,400 $3,400

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