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Tool | December 2014

Kiplinger's Best College Values

SEE ALSO: College Finder Map|SPECIAL REPORT: College Rankings, 2015

Sort and compare the 100 top values in public colleges and universities. 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%86%$24,520 $5,885$53,706$35,071$21,815
75The College of William and MaryVA338329,25015,83350,95437,53724,400
2129James Madison UniversityVA616519,36611,80634,22626,66623,562
2635Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityVA706121,07114,58337,10230,61426,925
8983Christopher Newport UniversityVA595023,17817,49933,50627,82727,324
9284University of Mary WashingtonVA816622,32615,15535,61228,44115,626
Cost Data - through November 15, 2014.
NA - Information not available.
* Percentage of 2013-14 freshman class that scored 600 or higher on verbal/math SATs or 24 or higher on ACT.
SOURCE - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.