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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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293Bethel University, St. PaulMN95%63%$45,060$18,217$10,49749%$33,685$44,000
201Houghton College, HoughtonNY946638,95611,5839,0461626,92339,200
160Christendom College, Front RoyalVA916634,4108,2608,7854631,991NA
218St. John's College, AnnapolisMD876760,63930,56419,2587128,73034,300
216Iowa State University of Science and Technology, AmesIA874029,9606,8142,9165228,88047,200
273University of St. Thomas, St. PaulMN876048,52518,35215,0982437,13154,300
213Missouri University of Science and Technology, RollaMO862336,4947,4605,0801727,59165,500
264Western Washington University, BellinghamWA854032,4219,0632,020321,52043,200
214University of Dallas, IrvingTX856348,30023,39216,7308832,75545,200
241Arizona State University at the Tempe campus, TempeAZ844337,6009,0077,6883421,92045,200
291University of Colorado Boulder, BoulderCO844649,11910,38010,0193325,12648,000
127Transylvania University, LexingtonKY836344,93022,88315,3729328,07941,100
253Auburn University, Auburn UniversityAL834241,8247,4406,9032727,78245,400
277University of Evansville, EvansvilleIN835345,38622,77817,0456029,44140,000
22Thomas Aquinas College, Santa PaulaCA836332,50015,7550016,263NA
269Seattle Pacific University, SeattleWA836048,48025,94720,2776628,84443,900
248Belmont University, NashvilleTN835640,97012,0967,4383228,30639,100
169College of Saint Benedict, Saint JosephMN827452,07525,77015,7087839,43747,600
111Yeshiva University, New YorkNY825952,00426,23221,8403624,10155,600
115Hope College, HollandMI827040,85018,0448,2865631,71743,300
268Valparaiso University, ValparaisoIN826047,88022,43313,0036235,44948,100
176Hendrix College, ConwayAR826453,21428,85525,7569130,15140,500
165Samford University, BirminghamAL824838,77014,0469,6366726,54345,800
275University of Mississippi, UniversityMS813732,0027,5637,3633326,44340,600
292University of Iowa, Iowa CityIA814838,8587,6234,7392328,71648,700
198University of Oklahoma, NormanOK813733,9325,9952,1081423,15146,600
139Drury University, SpringfieldMO814634,49514,9878,2637725,33632,200
242St. John's College, Santa FeNM814260,63929,28810,8057225,57032,300
271Saint Michael's College, ColchesterVT807353,00521,99914,5256436,96746,300
289Colorado State University, Fort CollinsCO804039,2016,7494,2141723,72144,300
170St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's CityMD797342,02510,9444,0213024,62148,200
183Saint John's University, CollegevilleMN797250,83025,27415,1847438,08955,900
252University of Puget Sound, TacomaWA796857,22023,41014,8869327,77651,500
58Principia College, ElsahIL797639,25024,59122,6649123,732NA
155Franciscan University of Steubenville, SteubenvilleOH786134,2809,9885,4385532,44335,500
181University of Missouri, ColumbiaMO784636,0988,7835,0652925,32146,000
257Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, Baton RougeLA773939,57710,0975,0982022,29445,900
245Rockhurst University, Kansas CityMO776245,8903,20920,6362024,97147,600
116Wofford College, SpartanburgSC777151,08529,59815,0576524,99946,800
280Indiana University Bloomington, BloomingtonIN765944,76510,1375,4463627,30045,300
172University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, La CrosseWI763322,6595,7151,583425,93244,100
219University of Denver, DenverCO766657,62028,59714,7245829,05051,400
290Georgia College & State University, MilledgevilleGA764040,6304,4541,610322,95038,500
206Oklahoma State University, StillwaterOK753530,1986,6155,5534122,59143,400
226Whitworth University, SpokaneWA756550,69822,97416,8977826,13241,200
221University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleTN753942,1508,9613,6852423,87042,300
299University of Arizona, TucsonAZ754043,67010,7268,0993022,76144,400
300University of Oregon, EugeneOR754644,8777,4934,0142124,50841,600
262University of Louisville, LouisvilleKY742534,1928,7057,9082023,37537,700
65Truman State University, KirksvilleMO745723,4756,7945,3226023,58542,700
156Cornell College, Mount VernonIA746447,38923,44718,2928925,00441,900
233Juniata College, HuntingdonPA747252,74024,99718,0548033,42145,200
297Xavier University, CincinnatiOH736347,46015,74513,7746934,36548,800
294University of Vermont, BurlingtonVT736551,51014,7368,6584327,27644,000
112Creighton University, OmahaNE737147,91622,66514,2006833,42857,800
217University of North Carolina at Asheville, AshevilleNC733831,9016,6282,6541021,10536,000
134Lawrence University, AppletonWI736653,85029,11118,0078033,75542,800
246Duquesne University, PittsburghPA736546,59618,05910,8047634,52254,300
55Centre College, DanvilleKY728049,32025,49118,7668925,99445,000
263Fairfield University, FairfieldCT727759,54515,68215,4525527,91869,000
195Maryville University of Saint Louis, St. LouisMO724938,99814,3239,5593231,69644,500
180Texas A&M University, College StationTX715039,5539,3153,3541925,00552,900
185College of the Atlantic, Bar HarborME715752,11631,5789,6934423,92627,000
179Luther College, DecorahIA717448,15022,19716,0623336,91842,500
258Geneva College, Beaver FallsPA715336,08015,1899,9524032,67337,500
287St. Bonaventure University, St. BonaventureNY705543,31718,89912,5729135,62745,200
78Kalamazoo College, KalamazooMI707752,55226,99016,3588528,40549,400
223Wabash College, CrawfordsvilleIN706850,34023,43116,631530,73449,900
240Wheaton College, NortonMA707560,80531,09012,4867129,65146,400
296Nazareth College of Rochester, RochesterNY706545,80315,32715,5947035,39643,900
228University of Nebraska — Lincoln, LincolnNE703333,8267,0976,399923,39543,800
141Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, BlacksburgVA696138,5256,7363,5261927,86557,900
234Union University, JacksonTN695939,8805,88612,8893229,18737,400
125Furman University, GreenvilleSC698058,73431,66517,1666825,90347,500
122Drake University, Des MoinesIA697044,39216,66912,8897231,54655,700
151Beloit College, BeloitWI697153,94025,68817,2567328,76837,900
39Wheaton College, WheatonIL698043,27020,2556,4283725,93942,600
166Butler University, IndianapolisIN686250,06518,70411,9798235,79752,400
286St. John Fisher College, RochesterNY686143,25015,06010,0617632,98244,800
135Knox College, GalesburgIL687351,75927,88715,7858329,08541,600
146Agnes Scott College, DecaturGA687349,38627,24522,1317027,76339,400
147Gonzaga University, SpokaneWA687349,91719,30512,0838729,51352,800
212Marquette University, MilwaukeeWI675949,39817,78210,2948335,21155,600
150Lewis & Clark College, PortlandOR677157,01229,33413,3825426,55643,400
227Mercer University, MaconGA675047,11024,04319,1457430,01846,600
167University of Delaware, NewarkDE666844,3668,9917,0373832,70554,300
225Michigan State University, East LansingMI665346,9029,5878,2411126,12249,800
224Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma CityOK664941,90816,08218,9315027,81939,400
138Miami University, OxfordOH666643,7718,7547,0434528,88745,800
274Centenary College of Louisiana, ShreveportLA664247,45021,90915,8639827,69239,300
164James Madison University, HarrisonburgVA666535,4147,6133,172123,73253,400
282Texas Tech University, LubbockTX663330,8727,1873,2891427,87946,100
232University of South Carolina, ColumbiaSC655641,7125,0924,9245128,23342,100
158Earlham College, RichmondIN656554,71030,35012,1433227,42132,300
60Sewanee: The University of the South, SewaneeTN657650,65026,24710,8834821,27738,200
249Louisiana Tech University, RustonLA653033,0228,3753,0111616,85541,100
230Bradley University, PeoriaIL645142,38015,01610,0127027,27752,400
260Hanover College, HanoverIN646646,19623,57718,2219031,00444,400
207University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, ChickashaOK642621,8808,1912,7792620,07430,700
279Baldwin Wallace University, BereaOH645139,79216,20112,0804832,52644,000
153University of Minnesota, Morris, MorrisMN645421,5509,8803,7272624,53838,800
190William Jewell College, LibertyMO635742,01019,64615,2694629,88540,300
168University of Portland, PortlandOR637353,11221,98114,9658326,55751,700
237Providence College, ProvidenceRI638359,73022,86020,0503132,47559,600
133Appalachian State University, BooneNC634429,2228,0572,768521,69336,600
251Loyola University Chicago, ChicagoIL636554,93618,87513,2205231,08950,600
148University of Texas at Dallas, RichardsonTX625142,4728,59211,8132619,61349,500
187University of Arkansas, FayettevilleAR623732,7066,7064,8951924,12043,600
256Clarkson University, PotsdamNY625859,89029,17919,1917428,00068,400
209University of Massachusetts Amherst, AmherstMA616343,7179,6534,3102030,45349,600
87Gustavus Adolphus College, St. PeterMN618151,69626,39316,66810036,63650,100
205University of North Florida, JacksonvilleFL612631,1596,0602,9701619,25341,600
89DePauw University, GreencastleIN617557,27830,89516,7649127,00547,800
202Saint Louis University, St. LouisMO606151,06620,29113,8805235,61555,200
276Loyola University Maryland, BaltimoreMD607759,92522,56514,6752734,19062,100
154Rutgers University — New Brunswick, PiscatawayNJ605942,92510,9958,276425,22854,800
104Rhodes College, MemphisTN607655,09526,18318,6428427,07750,300
177University of Maryland, Baltimore County, BaltimoreMD603435,8387,9577,9642025,43553,500
98Illinois Wesleyan University, BloomingtonIL607553,08623,48015,7609132,10154,600
117New College of Florida, SarasotaFL605740,0768,4812,2938017,553NA
210University of North Carolina Wilmington, WilmingtonNC594931,1052,4273,8530‡25,64438,700
100College of Wooster, WoosterOH597056,60029,65719,3298924,50644,400
145Purdue University, West LafayetteIN594640,05411,7446,6971728,34352,600
283Towson University, TowsonMD594333,5068,3164,8671025,92649,500
81State University of New York College at Geneseo, GeneseoNY596630,9435,7182,7902023,30846,700
91University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, ChampaignIL596942,99613,5914,7361923,80856,600
192University of Dayton, DaytonOH595952,28020,50812,5406335,27852,300
186Siena College, LoudonvilleNY587543,27217,4237,1065532,67855,100
298University of California, Riverside, RiversideCA584455,64716,76612,1551421,16648,700
215University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, BuffaloNY585338,7185,4276,158221,22849,700
244Hollins University, RoanokeVA576148,53528,32023,0678137,33237,000
288Rollins College, Winter ParkFL576359,91426,63519,1345526,68942,200
261Rochester Institute of Technology, RochesterNY573049,56419,00010,0003826,00056,900
295University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa CruzCA575554,76018,1255,8871322,58344,600
193Millsaps College, JacksonMS576249,02223,36320,3549029,02145,200
243Christopher Newport University, Newport NewsVA565535,6785,6472,2191829,38542,400
285Lipscomb University, NashvilleTN564541,1563,79913,4356130,48039,000
92University of Georgia, AthensGA566140,1228,7522,1611121,63846,500
238Coe College, Cedar RapidsIA556148,59025,07920,3136431,99243,800
84Florida State University, TallahasseeFL556132,7374,9402,2821024,34744,000
105University of Washington, SeattleWA556146,65915,0005,500521,53252,100
222Salisbury University, SalisburyMD554529,7425,8812,3222124,56747,300
66Mount Holyoke College, South HadleyMA557657,69630,70716,8884123,91444,100
163Augustana College, Rock IslandIL547149,21220,52716,5689531,61249,600
199Austin College, ShermanTX547249,27325,92619,2973436,95247,600
188University of Northern Iowa, Cedar FallsIA543827,2254,3513,3781823,16341,700
266Spelman College, AtlantaGA546740,75114,8420032,91046,400
161Goshen College, GoshenIN545641,80020,19513,5696226,58636,300
102Elon University, ElonNC547644,07013,7226,6032827,17644,500
94Clark University, WorcesterMA547250,94025,82616,3626824,99044,100
121Muhlenberg College, AllentownPA538157,82526,00711,7925829,70256,000
255Ramapo College of New Jersey, MahwahNJ535835,6039,12910,9211529,97248,700
124University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghPA536540,6208,08511,460536,46648,200
265Syracuse University, SyracuseNY536959,61026,77010,2902134,58456,600
80Ohio State University, ColumbusOH536240,2799,3356,4182926,83042,600
270West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West ChesterPA534429,6075,5624,128330,88146,500
36Hillsdale College, HillsdaleMI537035,5527,9055,5318325,502NA
171Sarah Lawrence College, BronxvilleNY537166,22534,65016,5826318,48339,700
144Clemson University, ClemsonSC536142,8268,5905,2804530,21349,400
247Loyola Marymount University, Los AngelesCA536958,66319,4029,4325030,24355,600
220Simmons College, BostonMA526752,70023,63614,0304926,00051,400
250Southern Methodist University, DallasTX526764,76519,67420,4794934,67152,200
184University of Alabama, TuscaloosaAL513935,9509,17812,2093029,32042,400
73Denison University, GranvilleOH517959,51034,25418,5379227,77348,600
75North Carolina State University, RaleighNC514436,31910,0156,531620,48247,500
203Illinois Institute of Technology, ChicagoIL512856,06628,26219,8546531,90768,200
63St. Olaf College, NorthfieldMN518653,73028,64413,2906328,39644,800
74University of Wisconsin — Madison, MadisonWI505639,6699,8903,876926,57951,000
143University of Connecticut, StorrsCT506747,9328,7546,5192324,99953,900
178University of Central Florida, OrlandoFL504033,1674,9533,459523,37843,000
200Penn State University Park, University ParkPA506644,1066,9873,7571736,93547,500
208Hobart and William Smith Colleges, GenevaNY507462,46928,39015,5355334,20948,600
194Southwestern University, GeorgetownTX496550,25826,12618,5149130,93547,200
110College of New Jersey, EwingNJ497340,08512,0745,3301433,63556,800
103Santa Clara University, Santa ClaraCA497860,48923,15513,1204326,75967,700
119Villanova University, VillanovaPA498561,27329,62914,0671135,12273,700
278College at Brockport, State University of New York, BrockportNY495029,9445,9544,010427,67740,100
149Emerson College, BostonMA497757,75217,14014,6751823,60644,800
254LeTourneau University, LongviewTX493539,03015,1228,0371538,21150,000
97Dickinson College, CarlislePA488162,94132,78610,1513125,39252,100
284Howard University, WashingtonDC484240,7847,29124,8352532,07146,500
267Fordham University, New YorkNY487564,67923,88314,5944435,17055,400
140St. Lawrence University, CantonNY487862,86531,63620,2257626,79245,500
239Florida International University, MiamiFL482431,1225,6711,316718,51945,100
88Trinity University, San AntonioTX487251,21825,80916,5838135,31853,200
235State University of New York at Plattsburgh, PlattsburghNY484030,1946,6263,4573328,14940,600
77University of Maryland, College Park, College ParkMD486743,2468,6566,6571925,13159,100
62Brigham Young University, ProvoUT473018,622§4,8973,9443714,02157,400
281Chapman University, OrangeCA475862,65015,84217,0714427,97951,800
52University of Florida, GainesvilleFL476739,6096,7782,4371120,64251,300
128University of South Florida, TampaFL473927,9256,8972,5851122,71941,700
108Bentley University, WalthamMA468359,80529,02516,7613330,60274,900
229University of San Diego, San DiegoCA466758,39224,43814,0252730,22556,300
174American University, WashingtonDC467658,25722,75713,9892132,54655,900
61University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, MinneapolisMN455932,5249,3884,9921026,79647,800
99Gettysburg College, GettysburgPA458061,40032,45812,4014227,71452,200
152Stevens Institute of Technology, HobokenNJ444061,69013,30817,7657826,72282,800
85Binghamton University, State University of New York, VestalNY446836,3718,0657,237525,72758,400
126George Washington University, WashingtonDC447263,76029,91718,7563631,12864,500
48College of the Holy Cross, WorcesterMA439060,62432,20733,808428,35463,700
236Western Carolina University, CullowheeNC434026,7146,1581,780823,80635,100
191State University of New York College at Oneonta, OneontaNY435330,7624,7092,8271915,37342,400
272Washington & Jefferson College, WashingtonPA427255,43213,27015,1297827,00049,900
43Smith College, NorthamptonMA428262,55838,41715,9821224,75842,700
196State University of New York at New Paltz, New PaltzNY425530,6674,8401,830125,87446,000
107Occidental College, Los AngelesCA428064,44635,6619,9283030,42750,100
44Whitman College, Walla WallaWA418259,10228,4849,1045519,14743,000
231Purchase College, State University of New York, PurchaseNY415831,9006,5142,0401426,34834,700
109Union College, SchenectadyNY418063,77433,9159,0255329,58661,800
137Stony Brook University, State University of New York, Stony BrookNY414836,8677,2614,230824,88455,500
211University of California, Davis, DavisCA415454,75216,9935,626919,70557,100
189University of Tulsa, TulsaOK405251,4015,86217,8296429,16143,200
136University of Texas at Austin, AustinTX405246,8829,1186,047227,20752,800
86Bryn Mawr College, Bryn MawrPA407662,99036,40210,8331024,46650,400
197Marist College, PoughkeepsieNY396849,00015,4477,6194634,80154,400
101Reed College, PortlandOR396763,58039,3290019,15136,200
82Franklin & Marshall College, LancasterPA398364,57039,56412,636327,47454,800
259Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, TroyNY386166,17228,52715,8607041,81481,700
130Case Western Reserve University, ClevelandOH386459,61026,98322,0876133,34367,000
106Connecticut College, New LondonCT387863,96535,8850028,32151,000
123University of Miami, Coral GablesFL386959,72025,95018,8463526,79352,400
72Skidmore College, Saratoga SpringsNY378563,49238,40012,000122,88743,100
182University of California, Irvine, IrvineCA376854,15417,3178,541620,31955,800
95New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, SocorroNM362227,7895,5096,6515420,94452,800
96University of Rochester, RochesterNY367363,96635,07613,6175330,60455,500
129California State University, Long Beach, Long BeachCA361525,7686,5382,3561716,57946,900
132University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa BarbaraCA366954,27117,94812,066421,04552,000
41Macalester College, St. PaulMN368560,87934,52711,8562624,15645,700
175New York University, New YorkNY357266,40024,2467,512927,97758,800
114Brandeis University, WalthamMA358564,45432,27617,8951028,85558,800
173Hunter College of the City University of New York, New YorkNY352232,7716,5473,152713,00044,800
142Pepperdine University, MalibuCA357563,65237,29318,9743131,88461,400
159Boston University, BostonMA358063,95629,85417,5941139,16660,600
54Boston College, Chestnut HillMA348863,93034,72919,189321,09967,000
93Berea College, BereaKY34457,6803,882006,18634,400
204San Diego State University, San DiegoCA343035,7669,9002,300818,40048,700
79Wake Forest University, Winston-SalemNC348362,07835,55116,0551034,74561,000
70Lehigh University, BethlehemPA347659,51032,99512,424931,87776,800
113Trinity College, HartfordCT337964,92041,68424,836628,23756,100
68Oberlin College, OberlinOH337664,64632,31713,1676725,01838,400
71College of William and Mary, WilliamsburgVA338353,35013,9146,673725,73356,400
131University of California, San Diego, La JollaCA335751,82517,6249,195421,79059,600
120Georgia Institute of Technology, AtlantaGA333743,9129,5224,3671124,89174,000
83University of Michigan, Ann ArborMI327654,07815,0507,5362526,51057,900
24University of Richmond, RichmondVA328060,31037,19923,6922822,55060,800
67Bucknell University, LewisburgPA318563,26824,00013,8081522,50068,800
29Wellesley College, WellesleyMA308262,14039,9880012,95656,700
59Lafayette College, EastonPA308862,68035,41223,4691327,49769,800
42University of Virginia, CharlottesvilleVA298755,64419,4067,277422,93358,600
10University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel HillNC288146,01714,7916,784818,94550,400
162Tulane University, New OrleansLA287064,02228,23321,3253731,65352,400
38Colby College, WatervilleME288562,46241,0335000‡21,95853,000
118Baruch College of the City University of New York, New YorkNY283534,9686,8705,00517,73754,000
18Grinnell College, GrinnellIA288559,29837,15316,9684516,31545,600
23Emory University, AtlantaGA278460,66837,65722,538524,74159,000
56Scripps College, ClaremontCA278065,06034,79219,7122320,06047,200
19Colgate University, HamiltonNY269063,58041,4280021,40561,500
32Hamilton College, ClintonNY268663,37038,7620018,94157,300
157Carnegie Mellon University, PittsburghPA257265,89530,06810,867631,90572,000
26Haverford College, HaverfordPA258865,41042,6210015,54055,600
34Bates College, LewistonME258463,34038,9210018,92953,500
12Kenyon College, GambierOH258962,93038,03913,3112220,32343,700
14Wesleyan University, MiddletownCT248764,07841,53248,032122,95950,900
40Barnard College, New YorkNY248263,89138,8420017,66057,400
25Vassar College, PoughkeepsieNY248864,23043,0940017,47647,100
30Carleton College, NorthfieldMN239162,84634,0503,0951518,30246,100
4Davidson College, DavidsonNC229061,11937,17023,8341522,00058,500
46University of Notre Dame, Notre DameIN219062,82533,02515,8041226,67469,400
1Washington and Lee University, LexingtonVA208559,20241,47236,2931423,22477,600
13Williams College, WilliamstownMA198964,09043,6890014,17058,100
76University of California, Los Angeles, Los AngelesCA197353,97418,8064,539620,75959,200
90University of Southern California, Los AngelesCA187665,63230,65619,0142728,54166,100
37Colorado College, Colorado SpringsCO188261,45938,46911,5541119,75641,100
64Tufts University, MedfordMA178865,30837,147500326,61667,800
57Washington University in St. Louis, St. LouisMO179064,35035,5558,6651823,85862,300
5Swarthmore College, SwarthmorePA178962,69040,31437,474221,86649,400
16Middlebury College, MiddleburyVT178962,45639,2380017,97553,400
47Georgetown University, WashingtonDC179164,38536,8780022,46483,300
69University of California, Berkeley, BerkeleyCA167254,80122,1355,925417,58462,700
28Bowdoin College, BrunswickME158662,19038,9781,000525,50354,800
53Johns Hopkins University, BaltimoreMD158864,96034,46230,165323,62769,200
7Rice University, HoustonTX158256,70334,95413,7302122,24159,900
50Harvey Mudd College, ClaremontCA149068,05535,63710,5464624,50378,600
20Amherst College, AmherstMA148764,77247,2430014,49056,800
35Cornell University, IthacaNY148763,68437,5590021,41170,900
45Northwestern University, EvanstonIL138565,60337,6742,480819,86464,100
6Vanderbilt University, NashvilleTN138861,47039,95322,3722020,79060,900
51Pitzer College, ClaremontCA138064,88035,2934,687119,42245,300
27Dartmouth College, HanoverNH128865,09442,2630021,53367,100
8Pomona College, ClaremontCA129063,67041,4430016,27352,600
11Duke University, DurhamNC118764,59341,91020,7142120,55676,700
49Claremont McKenna College, ClaremontCA118065,22540,43815,7321023,23263,600
33University of Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaPA108764,77640,0440019,44278,200
31Brown University, ProvidenceRI98563,49640,9179,4520‡24,30059,700
15California Institute of Technology, PasadenaCA98560,08437,5570012,10474,000
17Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CambridgeMA88161,43437,0900019,06491,600
2Princeton University, PrincetonNJ79058,66042,097006,60075,100
9Yale University, New HavenCT68763,25045,7100014,85366,000
3Harvard University, CambridgeMA68661,65944,43020,8270‡15,11787,200
21Stanford University, StanfordCA57661,85241,6208,9800‡19,23080,900
Cost Data - through November 23, 2015
# - 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; $13,472 for Mormons.
NA - Not available.
* All students admitted receive a 4-year tuition scholarship of $23,400 for the 2014-15 academic year.


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.