Tool December 2016

Kiplinger's Best College Values

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300George Mason University, FairfaxVA69%46%$44,512$6,092$4,3706%$27,373$57,300
299University of Oregon, EugeneOR745046,7747,7705,1391825,04941,700
298University of California, Riverside, RiversideCA564858,36317,7124,903721,46447,200
297Ithaca College, IthacaNY676957,96624,76014,0886739,77150,400
296University of Iowa, Iowa CityIA815139,8717,9524,7761128,77149,100
295University of North Carolina at Greensboro, GreensboroNC593231,4405,9553,850626,12336,000
294St. John Fisher College, RochesterNY626144,72017,75511,2207133,87045,200
293Shimer College, ChicagoIL841946,68614,2578,7755725,125NA
292Clarkson University, PotsdamNY685361,80829,66321,0477229,00068,300
291Centenary College of Louisiana, ShreveportLA674649,61021,13616,7558425,77040,400
290Xavier University, CincinnatiOH726648,88016,82914,9137532,13147,300
289Saint Michael's College, ColchesterVT766954,55523,03116,2958736,62546,600
288University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa CruzCA515557,09819,3355,0951722,58043,000
287University of Vermont, BurlingtonVT716853,14215,0149,8694827,00643,900
286Fairfield University, FairfieldCT657861,01024,47213,5275838,78068,500
285Providence College, ProvidenceRI578161,70023,82519,2803437,74057,700
284Lipscomb University, NashvilleTN614042,7963,70514,2866530,65838,000
283University of Colorado Boulder, BoulderCO804750,46910,2488,7583525,60547,700
282University of North Carolina at Asheville, AshevilleNC793633,4686,6502,7021023,48334,500
281West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West ChesterPA594330,7485,4254,236332,03146,100
280Seattle Pacific University, SeattleWA825351,20027,27121,3537328,14945,000
279St. Bonaventure University, St. BonaventureNY665444,60418,89912,5728935,62744,100
278Texas Tech University, LubbockTX633531,7267,4303,5161629,19347,500
277University of San Diego, San DiegoCA526660,24225,01014,6563228,59856,900
276Arizona State University at the West campus, GlendaleAZ765037,0688,2406,8031721,797NA
275Presbyterian College, ClintonSC626248,45626,87717,0006227,16940,800
274Bethel University, St. PaulMN956246,45620,00611,5794934,80345,000
273Loyola University Maryland, BaltimoreMD617661,71522,24514,9603434,37563,000
272Indiana University Bloomington, BloomingtonIN786045,57710,5755,5483527,68144,700
271University of North Georgia, DahlonegaGA643032,2225,8001,205511,679NA
270University of Puget Sound, TacomaWA797259,35224,25315,3899533,13049,400
269Belmont University, NashvilleTN805744,12013,1317,3303828,47741,800
268Hollins University, RoanokeVA615550,23528,50924,1898134,16132,100
267Temple University, PhiladelphiaPA564339,5646,3905,9692437,37247,200
266Rochester Institute of Technology, RochesterNY573451,89220,00011,0004138,19859,300
265Chapman University, OrangeCA486564,63816,09616,6404827,85750,100
264Syracuse University, SyracuseNY486861,67928,43510,9502236,50056,600
263Niagara University, Niagara UniversityNY635644,70020,23114,1614530,83040,900
262Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, Baton RougeLA774140,19110,8874,0962124,50945,800
261Ripon College, RiponWI666047,66126,64316,4938439,49142,000
260Bradley University, PeoriaIL665343,33015,80110,4675628,09351,400
259Lake Forest College, Lake ForestIL556454,92630,27017,5559533,01847,100
258Rollins College, Winter ParkFL606462,22028,86117,9966829,45542,700
257Southern Methodist University, DallasTX496767,28320,74621,7574930,82654,600
256Western Washington University, BellinghamWA824032,8459,2612,064322,35743,600
255LeTourneau University, LongviewTX454039,80016,54112,3411139,16748,300
254Western Carolina University, CullowheeNC403727,0356,2242,339726,57835,800
253Union University, JacksonTN695542,1706,02812,5193131,78439,500
252St. John's College, AnnapolisMD786362,87132,34719,1308434,21235,200
251Howard University, WashingtonDC494039,9998,16525,0402632,07146,000
250Arizona State University at the Tempe campus, TempeAZ834538,9599,5967,9983322,97245,100
249Whitworth University, SpokaneWA846552,57224,33117,9698029,29741,100
248University of Tulsa, TulsaOK445253,8255,64817,8666437,00843,600
247State University of New York at Plattsburgh, PlattsburghNY504431,1267,4163,5883528,43839,500
246University of Mississippi, UniversityMS793933,2147,9787,8274027,53540,500
245University of Nebraska — Lincoln, LincolnNE763334,7407,3256,4861023,30743,500
244University of Utah, Salt Lake CityUT812837,6776,9105,7782619,05649,500
243Christopher Newport University, Newport NewsVA605736,8346,6162,3471528,96842,500
242Marist College, PoughkeepsieNY456850,86016,3047,9264634,86553,300
241University of Louisville, LouisvilleKY722635,6169,0237,9422223,48838,500
240Missouri University of Science and Technology, RollaMO882337,5217,7245,3911729,31264,100
239Wheaton College, NortonMA657662,45230,39411,8786632,34444,100
238Millsaps College, JacksonMS535952,03025,65222,0489231,41945,600
237University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, BuffaloNY605541,5585,4356,165219,50048,400
236Michigan State University, East LansingMI665148,7009,7689,0551226,09149,900
235Louisiana Tech University, RustonLA643233,2769,2863,5652124,17940,700
234Purchase College, State University of New York, PurchaseNY414931,8689,4692,4402228,36834,400
233University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleTN764342,9809,3182,0162524,27242,300
232Washington College, ChestertownMD547155,49627,16616,7667436,99144,000
231Marquette University, MilwaukeeWI745850,91818,68110,7728337,04856,000
230Loyola Marymount University, Los AngelesCA517060,38619,97010,2935030,48754,100
229Geneva College, Beaver FallsPA735236,35016,50310,4138032,94338,900
228Saint John's University, CollegevilleMN746852,62426,77815,7097340,06756,100
227Oklahoma State University, StillwaterOK753432,1466,9165,6094424,09543,800
226University of Evansville, EvansvilleIN705846,85622,21717,5905431,01340,600
225University of St. Thomas, St. PaulMN846050,35419,27916,1342440,40356,200
224Hanover College, HanoverIN616547,56423,47918,0849528,52641,900
223Birmingham-Southern College, BirminghamAL535347,6798,14520,2529520,38744,200
222Butler University, IndianapolisIN705352,62219,98712,9288735,52055,000
221Auburn University, Auburn UniversityAL784442,9387,6907,0832928,17045,700
220University of North Florida, JacksonvilleFL572731,7706,3313,0541419,39641,100
219Spelman College, AtlantaGA486942,10912,27627,768232,55046,000
218University of California, Davis, DavisCA385857,16717,5916,150919,58856,400
217Penn State University Park, University ParkPA516446,0827,1444,0201735,97247,700
216Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, TroyNY426368,24430,94317,1566631,00079,600
215Houghton College, HoughtonNY946640,09011,35113,3866930,49441,800
214Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma CityOK704942,04016,61214,4111528,46440,100
213Florida International University, MiamiFL502831,3425,9892,267518,91843,700
212University of Maryland, Baltimore County, BaltimoreMD593836,9108,1728,8152226,39153,700
211Goshen College, GoshenIN665343,42021,11214,1996725,40337,800
210University of North Carolina Wilmington, WilmingtonNC615032,0846,3123,182226,23439,400
209James Madison University, HarrisonburgVA736636,4267,0803,628225,67752,600
208University of South Carolina, ColumbiaSC655541,9904,9755,0575528,51742,200
207Baylor University, WacoTX445455,34421,22813,5467740,72148,200
206University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, ChickashaOK662924,4708,6032,8072620,07432,000
205University of Oklahoma, NormanOK783836,1975,9752,5541827,25546,700
204Willamette University, SalemOR787159,76727,84319,1205726,64349,300
203St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's CityMD796742,9829,7713,7944122,40147,700
202Luther College, DecorahIA676949,58023,80018,3373335,81441,800
201University of Denver, DenverCO736759,64329,64415,2536029,94751,700
200Emerson College, BostonMA497860,19617,92715,5031822,54344,900
199University of Texas at Dallas, RichardsonTX614845,5228,72611,8912621,17449,700
198Texas A&M University, College StationTX665141,6309,8183,580824,27653,900
197Fordham University, New YorkNY487566,93025,49315,7244825,06956,200
196Lewis & Clark College, PortlandOR636659,48429,83614,5716426,25741,100
195University of Alabama, TuscaloosaAL544137,70010,74513,5143229,32041,900
194Stevens Institute of Technology, HobokenNJ443863,53813,29917,7517126,72283,700
193State University of New York at New Paltz, New PaltzNY425731,2044,9432,433125,88543,600
192Wabash College, CrawfordsvilleIN617051,65025,19219,1579032,91652,600
191University of Dayton, DaytonOH586254,62022,64514,5416535,74050,600
190Earlham College, RichmondIN626056,07029,46017,2225225,78433,400
189University of Portland, PortlandOR627155,27222,68916,0198328,95353,800
188Rockhurst University, Kansas CityMO746446,71021,57320,9672425,62145,600
187College of Saint Benedict, Saint JosephMN757753,80627,26016,6207939,11047,200
186University of Massachusetts Amherst, AmherstMA586645,8309,9054,8252231,95849,300
185Iowa State University of Science and Technology, AmesIA874130,9347,0592,9795427,57147,800
184Ramapo College of New Jersey, MahwahNJ536036,46910,0728,665710,71546,000
183Saint Louis University, St. LouisMO636452,56621,41515,0635533,48753,800
182University of Wisconsin — La Crosse, La CrosseWI803623,8885,4461,696525,80544,700
181University of Arkansas, FayettevilleAR603934,5466,8684,9451924,76843,400
180University of Missouri, ColumbiaMO784637,5349,4605,5313226,06046,000
179University of Delaware, NewarkDE636845,1189,0587,1203234,10154,900
178American University, WashingtonDC357660,17923,61214,7881932,39455,900
177San Diego State University, San DiegoCA343034,8749,9002,600820,10047,400
176Hendrix College, ConwayAR826655,12028,92925,7249330,21340,500
175Illinois Institute of Technology, ChicagoIL533858,07629,73322,5957530,56969,300
174University of California, Irvine, IrvineCA397257,15018,5938,242620,62854,500
173College of the Atlantic, Bar HarborME765953,88932,64011,1495623,00226,400
172Knox College, GalesburgIL647153,51529,39318,3048432,64441,700
171Pepperdine University, MalibuCA387665,85237,02617,9793734,82059,200
170Augustana College, Rock IslandIL497150,65821,73818,0429335,48847,900
169Queens College of the City University of New York, FlushingNY402829,4327,4873,0692614,30747,500
168Liberty University, LynchburgVA213634,02610,6187,7633521,06735,600
167Appalachian State University, BooneNC664630,4528,2382,806622,69636,400
166Cornell College, Mount VernonIA716649,96426,00719,5199230,79040,900
165University of Dallas, IrvingTX516650,02625,11318,3978833,51144,800
164University of Minnesota, Morris, MorrisMN605123,66010,4314,2062526,08738,900
163Southwestern University, GeorgetownTX446951,39027,58018,7119333,09347,400
162Mercer University, MaconGA674847,43624,77019,8307926,32146,800
161University of Central Florida, OrlandoFL494133,1735,2573,754521,82442,900
160Beloit College, BeloitWI697056,20628,19920,1497331,30837,900
159Austin College, ShermanTX547150,46227,00119,7943933,51447,800
158Furman University, GreenvilleSC657960,29833,77418,7257032,59446,700
157Boston University, BostonMA338066,11032,39717,9251040,36559,500
156California State University, Long Beach, Long BeachCA341230,4286,4872,2182116,07746,500
155Agnes Scott College, DecaturGA626150,99227,33624,4767433,05038,800
154Hunter College of the City University of New York, New YorkNY392523,8887,8622,410913,00045,000
153Drury University, SpringfieldMO654534,88515,1998,2497826,45131,700
152University of Connecticut, StorrsCT537049,14410,1027,2462324,99954,000
151University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghPA546441,3888,33410,680538,04548,800
150St. Lawrence University, CantonNY468266,04034,22820,1518326,75645,500
149Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, BlacksburgVA736239,0056,8093,3341728,87359,000
148Rutgers University — New Brunswick, PiscatawayNJ585843,63310,6988,541425,33454,500
147Miami University, OxfordOH656546,1969,5438,0014330,01545,500
146Maryville University of Saint Louis, St. LouisMO725638,04614,90011,3592632,07745,700
145Case Western Reserve University, ClevelandOH366361,50428,34723,3766228,56268,600
144Carnegie Mellon University, PittsburghPA247267,98031,41711,570631,44476,200
143Franciscan University of Steubenville, SteubenvilleOH797035,18010,7275,9177330,87935,000
142Stony Brook University, State University of New York, Stony BrookNY414840,0217,7654,3571623,59255,000
141Lawrence University, AppletonWI686355,39829,62219,9888433,34341,100
140Elon University, ElonNC577945,49914,1247,1622931,62246,500
139University of California, San Diego, La JollaCA345855,38618,14710,068421,66059,000
138Tulane University, New OrleansLA307266,05431,39723,8475432,04052,900
137New York University, New YorkNY338167,71027,69912,6881430,48058,800
136William Jewell College, LibertyMO495643,01023,55915,7638231,58142,300
135Hope College, HollandMI726542,17018,6808,1605932,18842,900
134Purdue University, West LafayetteIN594740,05412,8346,5921927,71154,300
133Clemson University, ClemsonSC516144,2268,9465,2164730,27050,800
132George Washington University, WashingtonDC467665,72529,91718,7563433,08165,400
131University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa BarbaraCA336855,79118,69812,981520,97851,400
130Samford University, BirminghamAL935940,23214,8049,6756723,77245,800
129Connecticut College, New LondonCT407966,00035,8470034,09851,700
128Drake University, Des MoinesIA676846,15617,77013,5147230,74255,700
127Gonzaga University, SpokaneWA737351,98020,60913,5987829,45953,000
126University of South Florida, TampaFL454328,2247,1692,5471422,89941,000
125Yeshiva University, New YorkNY806054,02926,02120,8093722,36456,000
124University of Miami, Coral GablesFL386861,24411,66219,0714719,00054,500
123Brandeis University, WalthamMA348066,92535,79817,4161330,85056,800
122Creighton University, OmahaNE707249,40621,28314,2557233,79257,100
121Trinity College, HartfordCT338167,44042,96926,799630,60954,700
120University of Texas at Austin, AustinTX395246,5289,0885,938225,34953,000
119Reed College, PortlandOR356966,35039,3040019,01035,200
118Baruch College of the City University of New York, New YorkNY324235,7907,2694,16037,91554,900
117University of Washington, SeattleWA536347,30715,5005,800521,18053,700
116Santa Clara University, Santa ClaraCA497762,86824,93713,8324327,40767,600
115State University of New York College at Geneseo, GeneseoNY736931,2906,1161,4941022,30046,200
114Transylvania University, LexingtonKY937046,69023,66316,4499426,93739,700
113College of New Jersey, EwingNJ497241,05211,6365,1561436,99456,000
112College of Wooster, WoosterOH557858,90029,84220,9589227,94646,400
111Occidental College, Los AngelesCA458266,78035,81411,6383229,94748,500
110New College of Florida, SarasotaFL616340,1538,7522,3427614,929NA
109Wofford College, SpartanburgSC727753,08030,03215,3236629,25249,700
108University of Illinois at Urbana — Champaign, ChampaignIL667143,82813,7024,9831925,44856,600
107Ohio State University, ColumbusOH495942,1299,6336,9433027,40042,900
106Gettysburg College, GettysburgPA408063,50033,13912,0164330,54452,600
105Villanova University, VillanovaPA488763,47330,02014,5951133,58873,900
104Illinois Wesleyan University, BloomingtonIL627855,12024,22016,9369235,21954,400
103Christendom College, Front RoyalVA967035,22010,68512,1375129,069NA
102University of Wisconsin — Madison, MadisonWI495744,38410,1693,939926,99451,600
101Bentley University, WalthamMA428362,15029,75517,8523529,54776,900
100Muhlenberg College, AllentownPA488360,70031,25912,0576530,52756,300
99University of Rochester, RochesterNY327466,34237,46713,7715530,87356,400
98California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis ObispoCA314234,5903,5251,9471621,67861,800
97Dickinson College, CarlislePA478165,12935,34310,5173128,10853,300
96Clark University, WorcesterMA557752,40026,62817,5236828,04842,800
95Gustavus Adolphus College, St. PeterMN678253,14027,43518,35510035,24748,900
94New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, SocorroNM242029,0615,4956,3855520,61154,300
93Kalamazoo College, KalamazooMI727754,85628,29418,3178428,76451,700
92Georgia Institute of Technology, AtlantaGA324044,35210,1088,5463325,18274,500
91Denison University, GranvilleOH487863,13034,81220,0899227,77349,500
90University of California, Los Angeles, Los AngelesCA177456,22318,9664,517621,59659,600
89Union College, SchenectadyNY388265,87435,5009,5005531,82064,000
88University of Southern California, Los AngelesCA187767,83132,29119,3512827,92567,700
87Lehigh University, BethlehemPA307462,01034,87813,602934,94076,700
86University of Michigan, Ann ArborMI267557,33015,4007,8132426,03457,400
85Florida State University, TallahasseeFL566232,9777,9173,2921922,91244,000
84University of Georgia, AthensGA536340,4668,9232,266822,08747,300
83Oberlin College, OberlinOH297566,94234,55713,6716825,01840,300
82DePauw University, GreencastleIN657659,60832,44616,4839225,99047,700
81Trinity University, San AntonioTX487253,31427,89917,9558136,62654,000
80University of Maryland, College Park, College ParkMD457045,0039,2886,6822026,81860,500
79Skidmore College, Saratoga SpringsNY368365,66439,30013,500122,55743,000
78Franklin & Marshall College, LancasterPA328166,81041,6598,650326,16252,700
77Wake Forest University, Winston-SalemNC298265,45640,74014,5161036,54659,800
76North Carolina State University, RaleighNC504438,1159,9136,251717,46147,600
75Binghamton University, State University of New York, VestalNY426938,9418,5517,114625,84457,400
74Rhodes College, MemphisTN477657,13527,93820,9728528,00851,800
73Berea College, BereaKY36457,742*2,910007,92833,400
72University of California, Berkeley, BerkeleyCA157357,49519,0875,6371017,86960,800
71Mount Holyoke College, South HadleyMA507860,25631,10118,0494025,33944,100
70Bucknell University, LewisburgPA258565,51625,00011,7641622,50069,100
69Sewanee: The University of the South, SewaneeTN417455,70025,91710,9395422,36240,600
68Harvey Mudd College, ClaremontCA138670,51737,87411,3324627,48367,200
67Brigham Young University, ProvoUT483118,860§5,0684,1133115,72057,200
66College of William and Mary, WilliamsburgVA348254,90015,0736,425826,01755,000
65Principia College, ElsahIL757140,01026,23921,7928520,068NA
64Whitman College, Walla WallaWA438061,17230,7219,5955221,19243,800
63Claremont McKenna College, ClaremontCA117767,88540,78116,0591025,42266,400
62Centre College, DanvilleKY718350,75026,88619,6579028,51543,300
61Tufts University, MedfordMA168868,20039,908500226,18565,000
60Truman State University, KirksvilleMO795523,8237,1715,4896024,22043,000
59Northwestern University, EvanstonIL138267,96440,2082,905823,05164,400
58Washington University in St. Louis, St. LouisMO178666,34637,6176,8131524,24362,800
57St. Olaf College, NorthfieldMN368455,26030,18214,2916529,61745,000
56University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, MinneapolisMN455934,1839,9195,0881026,00648,300
55Lafayette College, EastonPA308765,10537,49524,7701231,15468,800
54Pitzer College, ClaremontCA138367,19240,2204,808221,95145,100
53University of Florida, GainesvilleFL486639,7796,9752,468921,02851,100
52Smith College, NorthamptonMA388264,71438,04014,1781120,51444,400
51Bryn Mawr College, Bryn MawrPA397865,16038,63712,4053922,91453,600
50Kenyon College, GambierOH248465,23039,62815,2042127,00044,700
49Bates College, LewistonME228366,55039,9330019,91751,600
48Macalester College, St. PaulMN398663,02835,88712,9573021,93746,500
47Boston College, Chestnut HillMA298966,36436,75519,645420,84966,700
46University of Virginia, CharlottesvilleVA308757,77420,1376,793424,90560,100
45Barnard College, New YorkNY208567,14240,6610020,00856,800
44Scripps College, ClaremontCA288667,46436,44416,9272618,69247,800
43Johns Hopkins University, BaltimoreMD138867,10636,68727,941324,70265,900
42University of Chicago, ChicagoIL88670,54242,4670021,29164,000
41Georgetown University, WashingtonDC179066,70940,1040023,06784,000
40University of Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaPA108767,28041,5980026,15779,700
39University of Notre Dame, Notre DameIN209165,09335,80715,2301527,23770,100
38Wheaton College, WheatonIL718144,41021,3806,2284226,59342,500
37Cornell University, IthacaNY158665,81338,3770024,39472,100
36Hillsdale College, HillsdaleMI506436,9228,0795,9939326,225NA
35Carleton College, NorthfieldMN219164,89336,4823,0781420,06349,500
34Colorado College, Colorado SpringsCO178263,80840,5399,3601122,06839,700
33Haverford College, HaverfordPA258567,91945,3900014,75056,600
32Colgate University, HamiltonNY278666,07043,3210020,85960,300
31University of Richmond, RichmondVA318361,98038,98524,1233126,25059,900
30Emory University, AtlantaGA248362,66439,44028,745826,98359,400
29Hamilton College, ClintonNY258765,25041,1700017,65454,800
28Columbia University, New YorkNY68970,04847,4900025,16775,200
27College of the Holy Cross, WorcesterMA378962,86533,71437,530225,61363,100
26Dartmouth College, HanoverNH118667,83944,7800019,13567,800
25Grinnell College, GrinnellIA257961,63838,61217,5335515,98243,100
24Vassar College, PoughkeepsieNY268666,39045,1090017,84749,300
23Colby College, WatervilleME239164,79542,468394223,34252,300
22Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CambridgeMA88263,66239,7750023,48589,200
21Brown University, ProvidenceRI98366,10643,0459,907022,19759,700
20Stanford University, StanfordCA57563,99643,16713,501121,23886,000
19California Institute of Technology, PasadenaCA98563,00038,98310,618120,67777,800
18Bowdoin College, BrunswickME158664,34041,5821,000520,88355,300
17Rice University, HoustonTX168158,44836,02516,3991825,52864,500
16Wesleyan University, MiddletownCT229266,06241,24446,841124,86048,400
15Williams College, WilliamstownMA188866,28046,0070016,59354,200
14Amherst College, AmherstMA148867,44649,1340015,75656,300
13Yale University, New HavenCT78868,23047,9600015,52174,200
12Pomona College, ClaremontCA109165,85742,0640013,38151,400
11Middlebury College, MiddleburyVT179265,33241,7780017,79755,100
10Wellesley College, WellesleyMA308665,01644,2180012,45556,500
9University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel HillNC308246,57617,2447,476820,12751,000
8Vanderbilt University, NashvilleTN128762,59840,26722,0302021,50660,700
7Thomas Aquinas College, Santa PaulaCA758132,50014,9770016,90130,200
6Harvard University, CambridgeMA68664,56546,40924,686016,72395,500
5Washington and Lee University, LexingtonVA248861,44742,32233,7561321,68372,900
4Duke University, DurhamNC118666,96344,72561,141519,10476,700
3Princeton University, PrincetonNJ79061,14044,890008,57777,900
2Davidson College, DavidsonNC229062,92340,14021,0911819,92951,800
1Swarthmore College, SwarthmorePA128764,84044,25643,564218,26248,500
Cost Data - through November 11, 2016
# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.
† - Percentage of all undergraduates without need who received non-need-based aid.
‡ - Number of students who received non-need-based aid is less than 0.5%.
§ - For non-Mormons; $13,560 for Mormons.
NA - Not available.
* All students admitted receive a 4-year tuition scholarship of $24,900 for the 2016-17 academic year.


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.