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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
22University of VirginiaVA30%87%$23,415 $5,070$50,801$32,456$21,591
46College of William and MaryVA328326,28513,43649,26236,41324,344
2229James Madison University (Va.)VA646218,65611,25133,13425,72922,792
2731Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State Univ.VA705920,20513,61135,96129,36725,759
6161University of Mary Washington (Va.)VA776921,30814,30834,17827,17823,000
7290George Mason University (Va.)VA664220,60814,31439,29232,99825,822
8456Christopher Newport University (Va.)VA655122,41116,82732,31126,72723,250
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.