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Kiplinger's Best College Values

SEE ALSO: College Finder Map|Sortable Rankings|SPECIAL REPORT: College Rankings, 2014

Compare the 100 top values in public colleges and universities, or create your own custom lists of individual colleges or schools from a particular state. Use the arrows at the top of any column of data to rank any list of colleges by critical cost and financial-aid metrics. For more information on a particular college, click the college's name for a complete data sheet.

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Public Colleges

Rank
(in-
state)
Rank
(out-of-
state)
Name
State
Admit rate
4-yr-
grad rate
Total cost
per yr. (in-
state)
Cost after need-
based aid
(in-
state)
Total cost
per yr.
(out-of-
state)
Cost after need-
based aid
(out-of-
state)
Avg.
debt at
graduation
37University of FloridaFL44%64%$16,863 $10,679$39,140$32,956$19,636
1142New College of FloridaFL605616,8678,04839,89531,07618,276
1923Florida State UniversityFL545417,41913,50732,58528,67322,555
4260University of Central FloridaFL463516,85712,01132,95528,10920,086
5555University of South FloridaFL432916,66010,98327,57521,89822,623
6492University of North FloridaFL522016,71811,34831,05925,68917,000
Cost Data - through November 15, 2013. NA - Information not available. * - Percentage of 2012-13 freshman class that scored 600 or higher on verbal/math SATs or 24 or higher on ACT. SOURCE - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2013 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.