Tool December 2016

Kiplinger's Best College Values

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14Amherst College, AmherstMA14%88%$67,446$49,134$00%$15,756$56,300
13Yale University, New HavenCT78868,23047,9600015,52174,200
28Columbia University, New YorkNY68970,04847,4900025,16775,200
6Harvard University, CambridgeMA68664,56546,40924,686016,72395,500
15Williams College, WilliamstownMA188866,28046,0070016,59354,200
33Haverford College, HaverfordPA258567,91945,3900014,75056,600
24Vassar College, PoughkeepsieNY268666,39045,1090017,84749,300
3Princeton University, PrincetonNJ79061,14044,890008,57777,900
26Dartmouth College, HanoverNH118667,83944,7800019,13567,800
4Duke University, DurhamNC118666,96344,72561,141519,10476,700
1Swarthmore College, SwarthmorePA128764,84044,25643,564218,26248,500
10Wellesley College, WellesleyMA308665,01644,2180012,45556,500
32Colgate University, HamiltonNY278666,07043,3210020,85960,300
20Stanford University, StanfordCA57563,99643,16713,501121,23886,000
21Brown University, ProvidenceRI98366,10643,0459,907022,19759,700
121Trinity College, HartfordCT338167,44042,96926,799630,60954,700
23Colby College, WatervilleME239164,79542,468394223,34252,300
42University of Chicago, ChicagoIL88670,54242,4670021,29164,000
5Washington and Lee University, LexingtonVA248861,44742,32233,7561321,68372,900
12Pomona College, ClaremontCA109165,85742,0640013,38151,400
11Middlebury College, MiddleburyVT179265,33241,7780017,79755,100
78Franklin & Marshall College, LancasterPA328166,81041,6598,650326,16252,700
40University of Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaPA108767,28041,5980026,15779,700
18Bowdoin College, BrunswickME158664,34041,5821,000520,88355,300
16Wesleyan University, MiddletownCT229266,06241,24446,841124,86048,400
29Hamilton College, ClintonNY258765,25041,1700017,65454,800
63Claremont McKenna College, ClaremontCA117767,88540,78116,0591025,42266,400
77Wake Forest University, Winston-SalemNC298265,45640,74014,5161036,54659,800
45Barnard College, New YorkNY208567,14240,6610020,00856,800
34Colorado College, Colorado SpringsCO178263,80840,5399,3601122,06839,700
8Vanderbilt University, NashvilleTN128762,59840,26722,0302021,50660,700
54Pitzer College, ClaremontCA138367,19240,2204,808221,95145,100
59Northwestern University, EvanstonIL138267,96440,2082,905823,05164,400
2Davidson College, DavidsonNC229062,92340,14021,0911819,92951,800
41Georgetown University, WashingtonDC179066,70940,1040023,06784,000
49Bates College, LewistonME228366,55039,9330019,91751,600
61Tufts University, MedfordMA168868,20039,908500226,18565,000
22Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CambridgeMA88263,66239,7750023,48589,200
50Kenyon College, GambierOH248465,23039,62815,2042127,00044,700
30Emory University, AtlantaGA248362,66439,44028,745826,98359,400
119Reed College, PortlandOR356966,35039,3040019,01035,200
79Skidmore College, Saratoga SpringsNY368365,66439,30013,500122,55743,000
31University of Richmond, RichmondVA318361,98038,98524,1233126,25059,900
19California Institute of Technology, PasadenaCA98563,00038,98310,618120,67777,800
51Bryn Mawr College, Bryn MawrPA397865,16038,63712,4053922,91453,600
25Grinnell College, GrinnellIA257961,63838,61217,5335515,98243,100
37Cornell University, IthacaNY158665,81338,3770024,39472,100
52Smith College, NorthamptonMA388264,71438,04014,1781120,51444,400
68Harvey Mudd College, ClaremontCA138670,51737,87411,3324627,48367,200
58Washington University in St. Louis, St. LouisMO178666,34637,6176,8131524,24362,800
55Lafayette College, EastonPA308765,10537,49524,7701231,15468,800
99University of Rochester, RochesterNY327466,34237,46713,7715530,87356,400
171Pepperdine University, MalibuCA387665,85237,02617,9793734,82059,200
47Boston College, Chestnut HillMA298966,36436,75519,645420,84966,700
43Johns Hopkins University, BaltimoreMD138867,10636,68727,941324,70265,900
35Carleton College, NorthfieldMN219164,89336,4823,0781420,06349,500
44Scripps College, ClaremontCA288667,46436,44416,9272618,69247,800
17Rice University, HoustonTX168158,44836,02516,3991825,52864,500
48Macalester College, St. PaulMN398663,02835,88712,9573021,93746,500
129Connecticut College, New LondonCT407966,00035,8470034,09851,700
111Occidental College, Los AngelesCA458266,78035,81411,6383229,94748,500
39University of Notre Dame, Notre DameIN209165,09335,80715,2301527,23770,100
123Brandeis University, WalthamMA348066,92535,79817,4161330,85056,800
89Union College, SchenectadyNY388265,87435,5009,5005531,82064,000
97Dickinson College, CarlislePA478165,12935,34310,5173128,10853,300
87Lehigh University, BethlehemPA307462,01034,87813,602934,94076,700
91Denison University, GranvilleOH487863,13034,81220,0899227,77349,500
83Oberlin College, OberlinOH297566,94234,55713,6716825,01840,300
150St. Lawrence University, CantonNY468266,04034,22820,1518326,75645,500
158Furman University, GreenvilleSC657960,29833,77418,7257032,59446,700
27College of the Holy Cross, WorcesterMA378962,86533,71437,530225,61363,100
106Gettysburg College, GettysburgPA408063,50033,13912,0164330,54452,600
173College of the Atlantic, Bar HarborME765953,88932,64011,1495623,00226,400
82DePauw University, GreencastleIN657659,60832,44616,4839225,99047,700
157Boston University, BostonMA338066,11032,39717,9251040,36559,500
252St. John's College, AnnapolisMD786362,87132,34719,1308434,21235,200
88University of Southern California, Los AngelesCA187767,83132,29119,3512827,92567,700
144Carnegie Mellon University, PittsburghPA247267,98031,41711,570631,44476,200
138Tulane University, New OrleansLA307266,05431,39723,8475432,04052,900
100Muhlenberg College, AllentownPA488360,70031,25912,0576530,52756,300
71Mount Holyoke College, South HadleyMA507860,25631,10118,0494025,33944,100
216Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, TroyNY426368,24430,94317,1566631,00079,600
64Whitman College, Walla WallaWA438061,17230,7219,5955221,19243,800
239Wheaton College, NortonMA657662,45230,39411,8786632,34444,100
259Lake Forest College, Lake ForestIL556454,92630,27017,5559533,01847,100
57St. Olaf College, NorthfieldMN368455,26030,18214,2916529,61745,000
109Wofford College, SpartanburgSC727753,08030,03215,3236629,25249,700
105Villanova University, VillanovaPA488763,47330,02014,5951133,58873,900
132George Washington University, WashingtonDC467665,72529,91718,7563433,08165,400
112College of Wooster, WoosterOH557858,90029,84220,9589227,94646,400
196Lewis & Clark College, PortlandOR636659,48429,83614,5716426,25741,100
101Bentley University, WalthamMA428362,15029,75517,8523529,54776,900
175Illinois Institute of Technology, ChicagoIL533858,07629,73322,5957530,56969,300
292Clarkson University, PotsdamNY685361,80829,66321,0477229,00068,300
201University of Denver, DenverCO736759,64329,64415,2536029,94751,700
141Lawrence University, AppletonWI686355,39829,62219,9888433,34341,100
190Earlham College, RichmondIN626056,07029,46017,2225225,78433,400
172Knox College, GalesburgIL647153,51529,39318,3048432,64441,700
176Hendrix College, ConwayAR826655,12028,92925,7249330,21340,500
258Rollins College, Winter ParkFL606462,22028,86117,9966829,45542,700
268Hollins University, RoanokeVA615550,23528,50924,1898134,16132,100
264Syracuse University, SyracuseNY486861,67928,43510,9502236,50056,600
145Case Western Reserve University, ClevelandOH366361,50428,34723,3766228,56268,600
93Kalamazoo College, KalamazooMI727754,85628,29418,3178428,76451,700
160Beloit College, BeloitWI697056,20628,19920,1497331,30837,900
74Rhodes College, MemphisTN477657,13527,93820,9728528,00851,800
81Trinity University, San AntonioTX487253,31427,89917,9558136,62654,000
204Willamette University, SalemOR787159,76727,84319,1205726,64349,300
137New York University, New YorkNY338167,71027,69912,6881430,48058,800
163Southwestern University, GeorgetownTX446951,39027,58018,7119333,09347,400
95Gustavus Adolphus College, St. PeterMN678253,14027,43518,35510035,24748,900
155Agnes Scott College, DecaturGA626150,99227,33624,4767433,05038,800
280Seattle Pacific University, SeattleWA825351,20027,27121,3537328,14945,000
187College of Saint Benedict, Saint JosephMN757753,80627,26016,6207939,11047,200
232Washington College, ChestertownMD547155,49627,16616,7667436,99144,000
159Austin College, ShermanTX547150,46227,00119,7943933,51447,800
62Centre College, DanvilleKY718350,75026,88619,6579028,51543,300
275Presbyterian College, ClintonSC626248,45626,87717,0006227,16940,800
228Saint John's University, CollegevilleMN746852,62426,77815,7097340,06756,100
261Ripon College, RiponWI666047,66126,64316,4938439,49142,000
96Clark University, WorcesterMA557752,40026,62817,5236828,04842,800
65Principia College, ElsahIL757140,01026,23921,7928520,068NA
125Yeshiva University, New YorkNY806054,02926,02120,8093722,36456,000
166Cornell College, Mount VernonIA716649,96426,00719,5199230,79040,900
69Sewanee: The University of the South, SewaneeTN417455,70025,91710,9395422,36240,600
238Millsaps College, JacksonMS535952,03025,65222,0489231,41945,600
197Fordham University, New YorkNY487566,93025,49315,7244825,06956,200
192Wabash College, CrawfordsvilleIN617051,65025,19219,1579032,91652,600
165University of Dallas, IrvingTX516650,02625,11318,3978833,51144,800
277University of San Diego, San DiegoCA526660,24225,01014,6563228,59856,900
70Bucknell University, LewisburgPA258565,51625,00011,7641622,50069,100
116Santa Clara University, Santa ClaraCA497762,86824,93713,8324327,40767,600
162Mercer University, MaconGA674847,43624,77019,8307926,32146,800
297Ithaca College, IthacaNY676957,96624,76014,0886739,77150,400
286Fairfield University, FairfieldCT657861,01024,47213,5275838,78068,500
249Whitworth University, SpokaneWA846552,57224,33117,9698029,29741,100
270University of Puget Sound, TacomaWA797259,35224,25315,3899533,13049,400
104Illinois Wesleyan University, BloomingtonIL627855,12024,22016,9369235,21954,400
285Providence College, ProvidenceRI578161,70023,82519,2803437,74057,700
202Luther College, DecorahIA676949,58023,80018,3373335,81441,800
114Transylvania University, LexingtonKY937046,69023,66316,4499426,93739,700
178American University, WashingtonDC357660,17923,61214,7881932,39455,900
136William Jewell College, LibertyMO495643,01023,55915,7638231,58142,300
224Hanover College, HanoverIN616547,56423,47918,0849528,52641,900
289Saint Michael's College, ColchesterVT766954,55523,03116,2958736,62546,600
189University of Portland, PortlandOR627155,27222,68916,0198328,95353,800
191University of Dayton, DaytonOH586254,62022,64514,5416535,74050,600
273Loyola University Maryland, BaltimoreMD617661,71522,24514,9603434,37563,000
226University of Evansville, EvansvilleIN705846,85622,21717,5905431,01340,600
170Augustana College, Rock IslandIL497150,65821,73818,0429335,48847,900
188Rockhurst University, Kansas CityMO746446,71021,57320,9672425,62145,600
183Saint Louis University, St. LouisMO636452,56621,41515,0635533,48753,800
38Wheaton College, WheatonIL718144,41021,3806,2284226,59342,500
122Creighton University, OmahaNE707249,40621,28314,2557233,79257,100
207Baylor University, WacoTX445455,34421,22813,5467740,72148,200
291Centenary College of Louisiana, ShreveportLA674649,61021,13616,7558425,77040,400
211Goshen College, GoshenIN665343,42021,11214,1996725,40337,800
257Southern Methodist University, DallasTX496767,28320,74621,7574930,82654,600
127Gonzaga University, SpokaneWA737351,98020,60913,5987829,45953,000
263Niagara University, Niagara UniversityNY635644,70020,23114,1614530,83040,900
46University of Virginia, CharlottesvilleVA308757,77420,1376,793424,90560,100
274Bethel University, St. PaulMN956246,45620,00611,5794934,80345,000
266Rochester Institute of Technology, RochesterNY573451,89220,00011,0004138,19859,300
222Butler University, IndianapolisIN705352,62219,98712,9288735,52055,000
230Loyola Marymount University, Los AngelesCA517060,38619,97010,2935030,48754,100
288University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa CruzCA515557,09819,3355,0951722,58043,000
225University of St. Thomas, St. PaulMN846050,35419,27916,1342440,40356,200
72University of California, Berkeley, BerkeleyCA157357,49519,0875,6371017,86960,800
90University of California, Los Angeles, Los AngelesCA177456,22318,9664,517621,59659,600
279St. Bonaventure University, St. BonaventureNY665444,60418,89912,5728935,62744,100
131University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa BarbaraCA336855,79118,69812,981520,97851,400
231Marquette University, MilwaukeeWI745850,91818,68110,7728337,04856,000
135Hope College, HollandMI726542,17018,6808,1605932,18842,900
174University of California, Irvine, IrvineCA397257,15018,5938,242620,62854,500
139University of California, San Diego, La JollaCA345855,38618,14710,068421,66059,000
200Emerson College, BostonMA497860,19617,92715,5031822,54344,900
128Drake University, Des MoinesIA676846,15617,77013,5147230,74255,700
294St. John Fisher College, RochesterNY626144,72017,75511,2207133,87045,200
298University of California, Riverside, RiversideCA564858,36317,7124,903721,46447,200
218University of California, Davis, DavisCA385857,16717,5916,150919,58856,400
9University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel HillNC308246,57617,2447,476820,12751,000
290Xavier University, CincinnatiOH726648,88016,82914,9137532,13147,300
214Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma CityOK704942,04016,61214,4111528,46440,100
255LeTourneau University, LongviewTX454039,80016,54112,3411139,16748,300
229Geneva College, Beaver FallsPA735236,35016,50310,4138032,94338,900
242Marist College, PoughkeepsieNY456850,86016,3047,9264634,86553,300
265Chapman University, OrangeCA486564,63816,09616,6404827,85750,100
260Bradley University, PeoriaIL665343,33015,80110,4675628,09351,400
117University of Washington, SeattleWA536347,30715,5005,800521,18053,700
86University of Michigan, Ann ArborMI267557,33015,4007,8132426,03457,400
153Drury University, SpringfieldMO654534,88515,1998,2497826,45131,700
66College of William and Mary, WilliamsburgVA348254,90015,0736,425826,01755,000
287University of Vermont, BurlingtonVT716853,14215,0149,8694827,00643,900
7Thomas Aquinas College, Santa PaulaCA758132,50014,9770016,90130,200
146Maryville University of Saint Louis, St. LouisMO725638,04614,90011,3592632,07745,700
130Samford University, BirminghamAL935940,23214,8049,6756723,77245,800
293Shimer College, ChicagoIL841946,68614,2578,7755725,125NA
140Elon University, ElonNC577945,49914,1247,1622931,62246,500
108University of Illinois at Urbana — Champaign, ChampaignIL667143,82813,7024,9831925,44856,600
194Stevens Institute of Technology, HobokenNJ443863,53813,29917,7517126,72283,700
269Belmont University, NashvilleTN805744,12013,1317,3303828,47741,800
134Purdue University, West LafayetteIN594740,05412,8346,5921927,71154,300
219Spelman College, AtlantaGA486942,10912,27627,768232,55046,000
124University of Miami, Coral GablesFL386861,24411,66219,0714719,00054,500
113College of New Jersey, EwingNJ497241,05211,6365,1561436,99456,000
215Houghton College, HoughtonNY946640,09011,35113,3866930,49441,800
262Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, Baton RougeLA774140,19110,8874,0962124,50945,800
195University of Alabama, TuscaloosaAL544137,70010,74513,5143229,32041,900
143Franciscan University of Steubenville, SteubenvilleOH797035,18010,7275,9177330,87935,000
148Rutgers University — New Brunswick, PiscatawayNJ585843,63310,6988,541425,33454,500
103Christendom College, Front RoyalVA967035,22010,68512,1375129,069NA
168Liberty University, LynchburgVA213634,02610,6187,7633521,06735,600
272Indiana University Bloomington, BloomingtonIN786045,57710,5755,5483527,68144,700
164University of Minnesota, Morris, MorrisMN605123,66010,4314,2062526,08738,900
283University of Colorado Boulder, BoulderCO804750,46910,2488,7583525,60547,700
102University of Wisconsin — Madison, MadisonWI495744,38410,1693,939926,99451,600
92Georgia Institute of Technology, AtlantaGA324044,35210,1088,5463325,18274,500
152University of Connecticut, StorrsCT537049,14410,1027,2462324,99954,000
184Ramapo College of New Jersey, MahwahNJ536036,46910,0728,665710,71546,000
56University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, MinneapolisMN455934,1839,9195,0881026,00648,300
76North Carolina State University, RaleighNC504438,1159,9136,251717,46147,600
186University of Massachusetts Amherst, AmherstMA586645,8309,9054,8252231,95849,300
177San Diego State University, San DiegoCA343034,8749,9002,600820,10047,400
198Texas A&M University, College StationTX665141,6309,8183,580824,27653,900
203St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's CityMD796742,9829,7713,7944122,40147,700
236Michigan State University, East LansingMI665148,7009,7689,0551226,09149,900
107Ohio State University, ColumbusOH495942,1299,6336,9433027,40042,900
250Arizona State University at the Tempe campus, TempeAZ834538,9599,5967,9983322,97245,100
147Miami University, OxfordOH656546,1969,5438,0014330,01545,500
234Purchase College, State University of New York, PurchaseNY414931,8689,4692,4402228,36834,400
180University of Missouri, ColumbiaMO784637,5349,4605,5313226,06046,000
233University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleTN764342,9809,3182,0162524,27242,300
80University of Maryland, College Park, College ParkMD457045,0039,2886,6822026,81860,500
235Louisiana Tech University, RustonLA643233,2769,2863,5652124,17940,700
256Western Washington University, BellinghamWA824032,8459,2612,064322,35743,600
120University of Texas at Austin, AustinTX395246,5289,0885,938225,34953,000
179University of Delaware, NewarkDE636845,1189,0587,1203234,10154,900
241University of Louisville, LouisvilleKY722635,6169,0237,9422223,48838,500
133Clemson University, ClemsonSC516144,2268,9465,2164730,27050,800
84University of Georgia, AthensGA536340,4668,9232,266822,08747,300
110New College of Florida, SarasotaFL616340,1538,7522,3427614,929NA
199University of Texas at Dallas, RichardsonTX614845,5228,72611,8912621,17449,700
206University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, ChickashaOK662924,4708,6032,8072620,07432,000
75Binghamton University, State University of New York, VestalNY426938,9418,5517,114625,84457,400
151University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghPA546441,3888,33410,680538,04548,800
276Arizona State University at the West campus, GlendaleAZ765037,0688,2406,8031721,797NA
167Appalachian State University, BooneNC664630,4528,2382,806622,69636,400
212University of Maryland, Baltimore County, BaltimoreMD593836,9108,1728,8152226,39153,700
251Howard University, WashingtonDC494039,9998,16525,0402632,07146,000
223Birmingham-Southern College, BirminghamAL535347,6798,14520,2529520,38744,200
36Hillsdale College, HillsdaleMI506436,9228,0795,9939326,225NA
246University of Mississippi, UniversityMS793933,2147,9787,8274027,53540,500
296University of Iowa, Iowa CityIA815139,8717,9524,7761128,77149,100
85Florida State University, TallahasseeFL566232,9777,9173,2921922,91244,000
154Hunter College of the City University of New York, New YorkNY392523,8887,8622,410913,00045,000
299University of Oregon, EugeneOR745046,7747,7705,1391825,04941,700
142Stony Brook University, State University of New York, Stony BrookNY414840,0217,7654,3571623,59255,000
240Missouri University of Science and Technology, RollaMO882337,5217,7245,3911729,31264,100
221Auburn University, Auburn UniversityAL784442,9387,6907,0832928,17045,700
169Queens College of the City University of New York, FlushingNY402829,4327,4873,0692614,30747,500
278Texas Tech University, LubbockTX633531,7267,4303,5161629,19347,500
247State University of New York at Plattsburgh, PlattsburghNY504431,1267,4163,5883528,43839,500
245University of Nebraska — Lincoln, LincolnNE763334,7407,3256,4861023,30743,500
118Baruch College of the City University of New York, New YorkNY324235,7907,2694,16037,91554,900
60Truman State University, KirksvilleMO795523,8237,1715,4896024,22043,000
126University of South Florida, TampaFL454328,2247,1692,5471422,89941,000
217Penn State University Park, University ParkPA516446,0827,1444,0201735,97247,700
209James Madison University, HarrisonburgVA736636,4267,0803,628225,67752,600
185Iowa State University of Science and Technology, AmesIA874130,9347,0592,9795427,57147,800
53University of Florida, GainesvilleFL486639,7796,9752,468921,02851,100
227Oklahoma State University, StillwaterOK753432,1466,9165,6094424,09543,800
244University of Utah, Salt Lake CityUT812837,6776,9105,7782619,05649,500
181University of Arkansas, FayettevilleAR603934,5466,8684,9451924,76843,400
149Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, BlacksburgVA736239,0056,8093,3341728,87359,000
282University of North Carolina at Asheville, AshevilleNC793633,4686,6502,7021023,48334,500
243Christopher Newport University, Newport NewsVA605736,8346,6162,3471528,96842,500
156California State University, Long Beach, Long BeachCA341230,4286,4872,2182116,07746,500
267Temple University, PhiladelphiaPA564339,5646,3905,9692437,37247,200
220University of North Florida, JacksonvilleFL572731,7706,3313,0541419,39641,100
210University of North Carolina Wilmington, WilmingtonNC615032,0846,3123,182226,23439,400
254Western Carolina University, CullowheeNC403727,0356,2242,339726,57835,800
115State University of New York College at Geneseo, GeneseoNY736931,2906,1161,4941022,30046,200
300George Mason University, FairfaxVA694644,5126,0924,370627,37357,300
253Union University, JacksonTN695542,1706,02812,5193131,78439,500
213Florida International University, MiamiFL502831,3425,9892,267518,91843,700
205University of Oklahoma, NormanOK783836,1975,9752,5541827,25546,700
295University of North Carolina at Greensboro, GreensboroNC593231,4405,9553,850626,12336,000
271University of North Georgia, DahlonegaGA643032,2225,8001,205511,679NA
248University of Tulsa, TulsaOK445253,8255,64817,8666437,00843,600
94New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, SocorroNM242029,0615,4956,3855520,61154,300
182University of Wisconsin — La Crosse, La CrosseWI803623,8885,4461,696525,80544,700
237University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, BuffaloNY605541,5585,4356,165219,50048,400
281West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West ChesterPA594330,7485,4254,236332,03146,100
161University of Central Florida, OrlandoFL494133,1735,2573,754521,82442,900
67Brigham Young University, ProvoUT483118,860§5,0684,1133115,72057,200
208University of South Carolina, ColumbiaSC655541,9904,9755,0575528,51742,200
193State University of New York at New Paltz, New PaltzNY425731,2044,9432,433125,88543,600
284Lipscomb University, NashvilleTN614042,7963,70514,2866530,65838,000
98California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis ObispoCA314234,5903,5251,9471621,67861,800
73Berea College, BereaKY36457,742*2,910007,92833,400
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.