Out of State Colleges Close to Home

Out of State Colleges Close to Home

Jocelyn Reeder, Feature Editor

Deciding what college to attend is stressful enough. You have to choose what you major in, decide if you want to stay in state or out of state, and figure out how to pay. Western Undergraduate Exchange, commonly known as WUE, allows a limited number of Arizona students to pay in-state tuition when out-of-state, such as in: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Colorado Colleges:

University of Colorado at Boulder  is located in Boulder, Colorado. When you go here you will earn stronger salaries in the work force and when getting your Bachelor’s degree, you will find jobs quicker after graduation. If you are a non-Colorado resident the cost is $52,018. This campus is one of the most active college campuses. There is recreation, sports and student groups.    https://www.colorado.edu/

New Mexico:

New Mexico State University  is located in Las Cruces. For a non- resident the cost is $22,037. They have galleries, museums, performing arts, and craft studios. This college is the exact place to tackle challenges in exciting ways. NMSU also provides Bachelor, Masters, and Doctorate degrees online. So if you want to do online college and still be in a good college this place is for you.      https://www.nmsu.edu/academics.htm


Brigham Young University is located in Provo, Utah. You can major in many subjects such as engineering, social sciences, fine arts and communications, humanities, and so many more. The admission fee is $58,221.47. They offer a total of 200 majors and ranked the second best top university for engaged learning.  https://www.byu.edu/


University of Nevada is located in Las Vegas. There are more than 350 degrees to chose from. The university is near many different attractions as well. Many world- class resorts, tourist attractions, desert destinations are here. There are exotic gardens, lush landscaping. There are many campus programs like The Rebel Events which organize, create and execute events to encourage a vibrant campus.   https://www.unlv.edu


University of California is located in Los Angeles. The tuition for a non-resident is $58.344. UCLA students make up one of the most ethnically diverse groups and largest student body out of all the University of California campuses. There are hundreds of campus clubs and organizations. There are eight student newspapers and magazines. UCLA is renowned  for it’s combination of NCAA teams and individual championships.   http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu

WUE has several important caveats:
Many popular universities opt-out and do not participate
Most participating colleges limit the total number of recipients
Many participating colleges limit the award to exclusive majors
You are not automatically awarded the better rate so you must apply for the award at each university
You must remain a resident of your original home stateHere are a few colleges around Arizona if you are looking for a college closer to home.