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Past Years' Rankings of Top Public College Values

Since 1998, Kiplinger's Personal Finance has ranked the top values in public colleges.

Since 1998, Kiplinger's Personal Finance has ranked the top values in public colleges. Our exclusive rankings are based on a set of criteria that includes both academic quality and affordability. Many schools appear in our rankings from year to year, demonstrating a commitment to delivering good value to students.

Click a link below to access any previous year's list of Best Public College Values:

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1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2. University of Florida 3. University of Virginia 4. University of Michigan 5. University of California, Berkeley 6. University of California, Los Angeles 7. University of Washington 8. The University of Texas at Austin 9. North Carolina State University 10. University of Maryland, College Park 11. The College of William and Mary 12. University of Georgia 13. University of Wisconsin-Madison 14. Florida State University 15. Purdue University 16. New College of Florida 17. Georgia Institute of Technology 18. Binghamton University, State University of New York 19. Truman State University 20. University of California, San Diego 21. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 22. University of California, Santa Barbara 23. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus 24. Texas A&M University 25. The Ohio State University 26. University of California, Irvine 27. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 28. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 29. Appalachian State University 30. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 31. Clemson University 32. Stony Brook University, State University of New York 33. Indiana University, Bloomington 34. Rutgers University-New Brunswick 35. University of Connecticut 36. University of Central Florida 37. The College of New Jersey 38. University of Delaware 39. University of South Florida 40. Michigan State University 41. The University of Texas at Dallas 42. James Madison University 43. University of Pittsburgh 44. Baruch College of the City University of New York 45. Hunter College of the City University of New York 46. University of South Carolina 47. University of California, Davis 48. The University of Alabama 49. University of Utah 50. Miami University 51. Penn State University Park 52. University of Oklahoma 53. State University of New York College at Geneseo 54. University at Buffalo, the State University of New York 55. The University of Iowa 56. Florida International University 57. University of Massachusetts-Amherst 58. Western Carolina University 59. University of Arkansas 60. University of Maryland, Baltimore County 61. University of North Carolina at Asheville 62. University of North Carolina at Wilmington 63. Iowa State University of Science and Technology 64. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 65. Louisiana Tech University 66. University of California, Santa Cruz 67. University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma 68. University of Colorado, Boulder 69. Auburn University 70. California State University, Long Beach 71. University of North Florida 72. Ramapo College of New Jersey 73. University of Louisville 74. University of Missouri 75. University of Mississippi 76. State University of New York at New Paltz 77. Queens College of the City University of New York 78. St. Mary's College of Maryland 79. University of Minnesota, Morris 80. University of Vermont 81. Oklahoma State University 82. Christopher Newport University 83. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 84. Arizona State University at the West campus 85. The University of Tennessee 86. Purchase College, State University of New York 87. San Diego State University 88. Arizona State University at the Tempe campus 89. University of Houston 90. Georgia State University 91. Temple University 92. Western Washington University 93. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 94. University of North Georgia 95. University of Mary Washington 96. State University of New York College at Oneonta 97. University of Oregon 98. Salisbury University 99. George Mason University 100. University at Albany, State University of New York

1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2. University of Virginia 3. University of California, Berkeley 4. College of William and Mary 5. University of Michigan 6. University of California, Los Angeles 7. University of Florida 8. University of Maryland, College Park 9. Georgia Institute of Technology 10. University of Georgia 11. University of Wisconsin — Madison 12. University of Washington 13. University of Texas at Austin 14. University of California, Santa Barbara 15. Binghamton University, State University of New York 16. University of Illinois at Urbana — Champaign 17. University of California, San Diego 18. North Carolina State University 19. New College of Florida 20. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus 21. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 22. Ohio State University 23. University of California, Irvine 24. Clemson University 25. Miami University 26. Baruch College of the City University of New York 27. University of Connecticut 28. Florida State University 29. College of New Jersey 30. University of California, Davis 31. Truman State University 32. University of Texas at Dallas 33. Rutgers University — New Brunswick 34. Purdue University 35. Stony Brook University, State University of New York 36. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 37. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 38. Michigan State University 39. University of Delaware 40. State University of New York College at Geneseo 41. University of Pittsburgh 42. Texas A&M University 43. Auburn University 44. Penn State University Park 45. St. Mary's College of Maryland 46. University of Massachusetts Amherst 47. University of Colorado Boulder 48. University of South Carolina 49. University of Tennessee 50. University of California, Santa Cruz 51. University of Central Florida 52. California State University, Long Beach 53. University of Missouri 54. University of Oklahoma 55. Indiana University Bloomington 56. University of Arkansas 57. University at Buffalo, the State University of New York 58. University of Vermont 59. San Diego State University 60. University of Alabama 61. University of Utah 62. James Madison University 63. Ramapo College of New Jersey 64. Queens College of the City University of New York 65. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 66. University of South Florida 67. University of Maryland, Baltimore County 68. University of North Carolina Wilmington 69. University of California, Riverside 70. Arizona State University at the Tempe campus 71. Appalachian State University 72. Florida International University 73. Christopher Newport University 74. University of North Florida 75. State University of New York at New Paltz 76. University of Louisville 77. University of Oregon 78. Louisiana Tech University 79. University of Iowa 80. Hunter College of the City University of New York 81. University of Nebraska — Lincoln 82. Oklahoma State University 83. Iowa State University of Science and Technology 84. Missouri University of Science and Technology 85. University of North Georgia 86. Temple University 87. University of Minnesota, Morris 88. University of Mississippi 89. University of Wisconsin — La Crosse 90. George Mason University 91. Arizona State University at the West campus 92. Western Washington University 93. University of North Carolina at Asheville 94. University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma 95. Purchase College, State University of New York 96. Texas Tech University 97. State University of New York at Plattsburgh 98. Western Carolina University 99. West Chester University of Pennsylvania 100. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

1. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2. University of Florida 3. University of Virginia 4. University of California, Berkeley 5. University of Michigan 6. University of California, Los Angeles 7. University of Maryland, College Park 8. University of Wisconsin–Madison 9. University of Washington 10. The College of William and Mary 11. North Carolina State University 12. University of Georgia 13. The University of Texas at Austin 14. New College of Florida 15. Truman State University 16. Florida State University 17. The Ohio State University 18. University of California, Santa Barbara 19. Purdue University 20. University of California, San Diego 21. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 22. Binghamton University, State University of New York 23. Georgia Institute of Technology 24. Clemson University 25. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus 26. University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign 27. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 28. Appalachian State University 29. University of California, Irvine 30. Stony Brook University, State University of New York 31. The College of New Jersey 32. University of Connecticut 33. The University of Texas at Dallas 34. James Madison University 35. Texas A&M University 36. University of Central Florida 37. State University of New York College at Geneseo 38. University of Pittsburgh 39. University of California, Davis 40. Michigan State University 41. The University of North Carolina Wilmington 42. University of Delaware 43. Baruch College of the City University of New York 44. Indiana University Bloomington 45. University of South Florida 46. The University of Alabama 47. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 48. University of North Carolina at Asheville 49. Penn State University Park 50. Miami University 51. University of Missouri 52. University of South Carolina 53. University at Buffalo, the State University of New York 54. State University of New York at New Paltz 55. University of Arkansas 56. University of Massachusetts Amherst 57. The University of Iowa 58. University of Northern Iowa 59. St. Mary's College of Maryland 60. California State University, Long Beach 61. Missouri University of Science and Technology 62. University of Oklahoma 63. University of Wisconsin–La Crosse 64. Oklahoma State University 65. University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma 66. Louisiana Tech University 67. University of North Florida 68. Iowa State University of Science and Technology 69. University of Maryland, Baltimore County 70. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 71. The University of Tennessee 72. Florida International University 73. Western Carolina University 74. Auburn University 75. University of Nebraska–Lincoln 76. Purchase College, State University of New York 77. West Chester University of Pennsylvania 78. University of California, Santa Cruz 79. University of Minnesota, Morris 80. Christopher Newport University 81. University of Mississippi 82. Hunter College of the City University of New York 83. State University of New York College at Oneonta 84. University of Louisville 85. University of Vermont 86. State University of New York at Plattsburgh 87. San Diego State University 88. Arizona State University at the Tempe campus 89. Western Washington University 90. University of Colorado Boulder 91. Ramapo College of New Jersey 92. Salisbury University 93. University of Oregon 94. University of California, Riverside 95. Georgia College & State University 96. The College at Brockport, State University of New York 97. The University of Arizona 98. Texas Tech University 99. Colorado State University 100. Towson University

1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2. University of Virginia 3. University of Florida 4. University of California, Berkeley 5. University of California, Los Angeles 6. University of Michigan 7. College of William and Mary 8. University of Wisconsin-Madison 9. University of Maryland, College Park 10. University of Georgia 11. University of Washington 12. North Carolina State University 13. New College of Florida 14. University of Texas at Austin 15. Ohio State University 16. University of California, Santa Barbara 17. Georgia Institute of Technology 18. Binghamton University 19. Truman State University 20. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 21. James Madison University 22. Florida State University 23. College of New Jersey 24. SUNY Geneseo 25. Texas A&M University 26. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 27. Purdue University 28. University of Connecticut 29. Clemson University 30. University of California, Irvine 31. University of California, San Diego 32. University of Minnesota 33. Stony Brook University 34. University of Texas at Dallas 35. University of North Carolina at Wilmington 36. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 37. University of California, Davis 38. Baruch College (CUNY) 39. Appalachian State University 40. Indiana University 41. University of Delaware 42. University of Central Florida 43. Rutgers, State University of New Jersey 44. University of Alabama 45. University of Buffalo 46. Hunter College (CUNY) 47. University of Pittsburgh 48. University of South Carolina 49. St. Mary's College of Maryland 50. Michigan State University 51. University of North Carolina at Asheville 52. University of South Florida 53. Queens College (CUNY) 54. University of Minnesota 55. Miami University 56. Pennsylvania State University at University Park 57. University of Missouri 58. University of Arkansas 59. University of Mississippi 60. SUNY New Paltz 61. Florida International University 62. University of Oklahoma 63. University of California, Santa Cruz 64. Louisiana State University 65. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 66. University of North Florida 67. Western Carolina University 68. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 69. University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma 70. Iowa State University 71. University of Masschusetts-Amherst 72. SUNY Oneonta 73. Oklahoma State University 74. West Chester University of Pennsylvania 75. California State University, Long Beach 76. University of Maryland, Baltimore 77. University of Louisville 78. University of Tennessee, Knoxville 79. Missouri University of Science and Technology 80. SUNY Plattsburgh 81. San Diego State University 82. Ramapo College of New Jersey 83. Purchase College 84. Salisbury University 85. Rowan University 86. University of Northern Iowa 87. Arizona State University 88. Auburn University 89. Christopher Newport University 90. Texas Tech University 91. Western Washington University 92. University of Mary Washington 93. Colorado State University 94. California State Polytechnic University 95. Temple University 96. SUNY Albany 97. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 98. SUNY Oswego 99. Illinois State University 100. Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2. University of Virginia 3. University of Florida 4. College of William and Mary 5. University of California, Los Angeles 6. University of Michigan 7. University of Maryland, College Park 8. University of Wisconsin-Madison 9. University of California, Berkeley 10. University of Georgia 11. New College of Florida 12. Truman State University (Mo.) 13. University of Washington 14. University of California, San Diego 15. Binghamton University (SUNY) 16. North Carolina State University 17. Texas A&M University 18. University of California, Santa Barbara 19. Florida State University 20. SUNY Geneseo 21. University of Texas at Austin 22. James Madison University 23. University of California, Irvine 24. University of North Carolina School of Arts 25. University of Connecticut 26. Ohio State University 27. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 28. University of North Carolina at Wilmington 29. Stony Brook University (SUNY) 30. Appalachian State University (N.C.) 31. Clemson University 32. University of Delaware 33. Georgia Institute of Technology 34. College of New Jersey 35. University of South Carolina 36. University of California, Davis 37. Indiana University, Bloomington 38. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 39. University of Texas at Dallas 40. Purdue University (Ind.) 41. Michigan State University 42. University of Central Florida 43. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 44. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 45. University of Pittsburgh (Pa.) 46. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 47. Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 48. St. Mary's College of Maryland 49. SUNY New Paltz 50. University of Alabama 51. University at Buffalo (SUNY) 52. University of California, Santa Cruz 53. Pennsylvania State University at University Park 54. Miami University (Ohio) 55. University of South Florida 56. University of Iowa 57. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 58. University of North Carolina at Asheville 59. University of Missouri 60. College of Charleston (S.C.) 61. University of Mary Washington (Va.) 62. Iowa State University 63. Salisbury University (Md.) 64. University of North Florida 65. University of Oklahoma 66. Ramapo College of New Jersey 67. University of Arkansas 68. University of Tennessee 69. University of Utah 70. University of Massachusetts-Amherst 71. University of Northern Iowa 72. George Mason University 73. Louisiana State University 74. SUNY Oneonta 75. University of Vermont 76. San Diego State University (Cal.) 77. West Chester University of Pennsylvania 78. University of Mississippi 79. Oklahoma State University 80. Auburn University (Ala.) 81. Missouri University of Science and Technology 82. Colorado School of Mines 83. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 84. Christopher Newport University (Va.) 85. University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma 86. Towson University 87. Texas Tech University 88. University of Maryland, Baltimore 89. Purchase College (SUNY) 90. University of Colorado at Boulder 91. University of Minnesota, Morris 92. California State University, Long Beach 93. Western Washington University 94. University of North Georgia 95. Georgia College & State University 96. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 97. SUNY Fredonia 98. SUNY Plattsburgh 99. University of California, Riverside 100. University of Oregon

1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2. University of Virginia 3. University of Florida 4. College of William and Mary 5. University of Maryland, College Park 6. University of California, Los Angeles 7. New College of Florida 8. University of California, Berkeley 9. SUNY Geneseo 10. University of California, San Diego 11. University of Michigan 12. Binghamton University (SUNY) 13. University of Wisconsin-Madison 14. University of California, Santa Barbara 15. University of Georgia 16. University of California, Irvine 17. University of Washington 18. Texas A&M University 19. Truman State University (Mo.) 20. James Madison University 21. North Carolina State University 22. Stony Brook University (SUNY) 23. University of California, Davis 24. College of New Jersey 25. University of Connecticut 26. Florida State University 27. University of Texas at Austin 28. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 29. University of Delaware 30. Georgia Institute of Technology 31. University of North Carolina School of Arts 32. University of North Carolina at Wilmington 33. University at Buffalo (SUNY) 34. Clemson University 35. University of South Carolina 36. Appalachian State University (N.C.) 37. Ohio State University 38. University of Pittsburgh (Pa.) 39. Indiana University, Bloomington 40. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 41. St. Mary's College of Maryland 42. University of Central Florida 43. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 44. SUNY New Paltz 45. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 46. Michigan State University 47. Miami University (Ohio) 48. Pennsylvania State University at University Park 49. University of Iowa 50. Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 51. Purdue University 52. University of North Carolina at Asheville 53. University of Mary Washington (Va.) 54. University of California, Santa Cruz 55. University of Alabama 56. George Mason University 57. University of South Florida 58. Colorado School of Mines 59. SUNY Oneonta 60. University of Texas at Dallas 61. Auburn University (Ala.) 62. University of Massachusetts-Amherst 63. University of Vermont 64. University of North Florida 65. University of Arkansas 66. University of Missouri-Columbia 67. Ramapo College of New Jersey 68. College of Charleston (S.C.) 69. University of Tennessee 70. University of Oklahoma 71. West Chester University of Pennsylvania 72. Salisbury University (Md.) 73. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 74. Western Washington University 75. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 76. SUNY Cortland 77. San Diego State University (Cal.) 78. University of Maryland, Baltimore 79. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 80. Purchase College (SUNY) 81. University of Albany (SUNY) 82. California State University, Long Beach 83. SUNY Brockport 84. Towson University 85. Iowa State University 86. University of Minnesota, Morris 87. Christopher Newport University (Va.) 88. University of Colorado at Boulder 89. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 90. Louisiana State University 91. University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma 92. University of California, Riverside 93. Oklahoma State University 94. Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Newark 95. University of Northern Iowa 96. North Georgia College & State University 97. University of New Hampshire 98. University of Oregon 99. Massachusetts College of Art and Design 100. Missouri University of Science and Technology

1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2. University of Florida 3. University of Virginia 4. College of William and Mary 5. New College of Florida 6. University of Georgia 7. University of California, Berkeley 8. University of Maryland, College Park 9. University of California, Los Angeles 10. University of California, San Diego 11. SUNY Geneseo 12. Binghamton University (SUNY) 13. University of Wisconsin-Madison 14. University of Washington 15. University of North Carolina at Wilmington 16. University of Michigan 17. University of California, Santa Barbara 18. Florida State University 19. North Carolina State University 20. University of California, Davis 21. Texas A&M University 22. University of California, Irvine 23. Truman State University (Mo.) 24. University of Texas at Austin 25. University of Delaware 26. College of New Jersey 27. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 28. James Madison University (Va.) 29. University of Pittsburgh (Pa.) 30. University of Connecticut 31. Georgia Institute of Technology 32. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 33. Appalachian State University (N.C.) 34. Clemson University (S.C.) 35. Stony Brook University (SUNY) 36. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 37. Ohio State University 38. University at Buffalo (SUNY) 39. University of Central Florida 40. Indiana University, Bloomington 41. North Carolina School of the Arts 42. St. Mary's College of Maryland 43. Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 44. University of Mary Washington (Va.) 45. University of North Carolina at Asheville 46. University of Texas at Dallas 47. University of Iowa 48. Ramapo College of New Jersey 49. Michigan State University 50. George Mason University 51. Pennsylvania State University at University Park 52. Miami University (Ohio) 53. University of Arkansas 54. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 55. SUNY New Paltz 56. University of California, Santa Cruz 57. University of South Carolina 58. SUNY Oneonta 59. University of Vermont 60. Purdue University (Ind.) 61. College of Charleston (S.C.) 62. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 63. University of North Florida 64. University at Albany (SUNY) 65. University of Minnesota, Morris 66. Iowa State University 67. University of Oklahoma 68. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 69. Colorado School of Mines 70. University of Massachusetts-Amherst 71. Salisbury University (Md.) 72. Louisiana State University 73. University of Colorado at Boulder 74. University of Tennessee 75. SUNY Brockport 76. Towson University (Md.) 77. San Diego State University (Cal.) 78. SUNY Fredonia 79. University of Missouri-Columbia 80. University of Alabama 81. Western Washington University 82. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 83. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 84. University of Maryland, Baltimore 85. University of Illinois at Springfield 86. Colorado State University 87. University of South Florida 88. North Georgia College & State University 89. Auburn University (Ala.) 90. West Chester University of Pennsylvania 91. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 92. Oklahoma State University 93. University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma 94. Christopher Newport University (Va.) 95. University of California, Riverside 96. Louisiana Tech University 97. University of Oregon 98. California State University, Long Beach 99. University of Arizona 100. University of New Hampshire

1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2. University of Florida 3. University of Virginia 4. College of William and Mary (Va.) 5. University of Maryland, College Park 6. Binghamton University (SUNY) 7. SUNY Geneseo 8. University of Georgia 9. University of Wisconsin-Madison 10. University of Washington 11. New College of Florida 12. University of California, San Diego 13. University of California, Los Angeles 14. University of Texas at Austin 15. North Carolina State University 16. University of California, Berkeley 17. University of California, Irvine 18. Georgia Institute of Technology 19. James Madison University (Va.) 20. Florida State University 21. College of New Jersey 22. University of Michigan 23. Texas A&M University 24. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 25. Stony Brook University (SUNY) 26. University of Mary Washington (Va.) 27. University of North Carolina at Wilmington 28. University of Pittsburgh (Pa.) 29. University of Delaware 30. Indiana University, Bloomington 31. Truman State University (Mo.) 32. University of Connecticut 33. University of Central Florida 34. University of California, Santa Barbara 35. Appalachian State University (N.C.) 36. SUNY New Paltz 37. University of California, Davis 38. Ohio State University 39. Michigan State University 40. St. Mary's College of Maryland 41. Clemson University (S.C.) 42. University of South Carolina 43. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 44. Pennsylvania State University at University Park 45. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 46. University at Buffalo (SUNY) 47. SUNY Oneonta 48. University of North Carolina School of the Arts 49. Ramapo College of New Jersey 50. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 51. Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 52. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 53. Evergreen State College (Wash.) 54. University of Texas at Dallas 55. University of South Florida 56. Western Washington University 57. University of Arkansas 58. University of North Carolina at Asheville 59. Colorado School of Mines 60. Salisbury University (Md.) 61. George Mason University (Va.) 62. University of Iowa 63. SUNY Brockport 64. SUNY Plattsburgh 65. SUNY Fredonia 66. Purdue University 67. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 68. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 69. University of California, Santa Cruz 70. SUNY Cortland 71. West Chester University of Pennsylvania 72. University of Vermont 73. University of Albany (SUNY) 74. University of Tennessee 75. University of Missouri-Columbia 76. Louisiana State University 77. Miami University (Ohio) 78. Towson University (Md.) 79. California State University, Long Beach 80. Iowa State University of Science and Technology 81. University of Oklahoma 82. University of Alabama 83. University of Massachusetts-Amherst 84. College of Charleston (S.C.) 85. University of Colorado at Boulder 86. Missouri University of Science and Technology 87. University of Minnesota, Morris 88. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 89. University of Oregon 90. Colorado State University 91. University of Maryland, Baltimore 92. San Diego State University (Cal.) 93. University of New Hampshire 94. Temple University 95. Illinois State University 96. Auburn University 97. Florida International University 98. Washington State University 99. Millersville University of Pennsylvania 100. Georgia College & State University

1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2. University of Florida 3. University of Virginia 4. College of William and Mary (Va.) 5. Binghamton University (SUNY) 6. University of Georgia 7. University of Washington 8. University of Maryland, College Park 9. SUNY Geneseo 10. North Carolina State University 11. University of California, San Diego 12. New College of Florida 13. University of California, Los Angeles 14. University of Wisconsin-Madison 15. Georgia Institute of Technology 16. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 17. Florida State University 18. University of California, Berkeley 19. University of Michigan 20. University of California, Irvine 21. James Madison University (Va.) 22. Appalachian State University (N.C.) 23. College of New Jersey 24. University of Delaware 25. University of Texas at Austin 26. Truman State University 27. University of North Carolina at Wilmington 28. Indiana University, Bloomington 29. University of California, Santa Barbara 30. Texas A&M University 31. Ohio State University 32. University of South Carolina 33. Clemson University (S.C.) 34. University of Connecticut 35. University of Pittsburgh 36. University of Central Florida 37. St. Mary's College of Maryland 38. University of Mary Washington (Va.) 39. Stony Brook University (SUNY) 40. Pennsylvania State University at University Park 41. University of California, Davis 42. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 43. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 44. University of North Carolina at Asheville 45. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 46. Purdue University (Ind.) 47. Louisiana State University 48. Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 49. Ramapo College of New Jersey 50. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 51. Michigan State University 52. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 53. SUNY New Paltz 54. Western Washington University 55. University of Arkansas 56. College of Charleston (S.C.) 57. University of Missouri-Columbia 58. University of Tennessee 59. Salisbury University (Md.) 60. University of South Florida 61. University of North Carolina School of the Arts 62. Miami University 63. Auburn University 64. George Mason University (Va.) 65. University of Alabama 66. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 67. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 68. University of California, Santa Cruz 69. Colorado School of Mines 70. University at Buffalo (SUNY) 71. Iowa State University of Science and Technology 72. University of Vermont 73. University of Iowa 74. University of Colorado at Boulder 75. SUNY Cortland 76. West Chester University of Pennsylvania 77. University of Oklahoma 78. North Georgia College & State University 79. University of Massachusetts-Amherst 80. University of Texas at Dallas 81. SUNY Oneonta 82. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 83. University of New Hampshire 84. University of Albany (SUNY) 85. University of Oregon 86. University of Utah 87. SUNY Fredonia 88. Mississippi State University 89. Illinois State University 90. Georgia Southern University 91. Oklahoma State University 92. Louisiana Tech University 93. University of Maryland, Baltimore 94. Missouri University of Science and Technology 95. Washington State University 96. SUNY Brockport 97. Towson University (Md.) 98. Millersville University of Pennsylvania 99. Colorado State University 100. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2. University of Florida 3. University of Virginia 4. College of William and Mary (Va.) 5. New College of Florida 6. SUNY Geneseo 7. University of Georgia 8. Binghamton University (SUNY) 9. University of Washington 10. University of California, Los Angeles 11. University of California, San Diego 12. Georgia Institute of Technology 13. North Carolina State University 14. University of Mary Washington (Va.) 15. Florida State University 16. University of Michigan 17. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 18. University of California, Berkeley 19. University of Wisconsin-Madison 20. University of Delaware 21. University of California, Irvine 22. James Madison University 23. College of New Jersey 24. University of Texas at Austin 25. Texas A&M University 26. Truman State University 27. Appalachian State University (N.C.) 28. University of Maryland, College Park 29. University of California, Santa Barbara 30. University of Connecticut 31. Miami University (Ohio) 32. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 33. Clemson University (S.C.) 34. Indiana University, Bloomington 35. University of South Carolina 36. University of North Carolina at Wilmington 37. Ohio State University 38. Western Washington University 39. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 40. University of North Carolina at Asheville 41. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 42. St. Mary's College of Maryland 43. University of Pittsburgh 44. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 45. Pennsylvania State University at University Park 46. Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 47. Purdue University (Ind.) 48. University of California, Davis 49. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 50. University of Texas at Dallas 51. University of Central Florida 52. Louisiana State University 53. University of Missouri-Columbia 54. University of Iowa 55. SUNY Purchase 56. SUNY Fredonia 57. University of Colorado at Boulder 58. Iowa State University of Science and Technology 59. University of Arkansas 60. University of Alabama 61. Michigan State University 62. Salisbury University (Md.) 63. Northern Arizona University 64. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 65. University of Massachusetts-Amherst 66. University at Albany (SUNY) 67. Missouri University of Science and Technology 68. University of North Carolina at Greensboro 69. University of Vermont 70. College of Charleston (S.C.) 71. Murray State University (Ky.) 72. Ramapo College of New Jersey 73. University of Tennessee 74. SUNY New Paltz 75. SUNY Oneonta 76. University of Buffalo (SUNY) 77. George Mason University (Va.) 78. SUNY Brockport 79. University of South Florida 80. University of New Hampshire 81. Florida International University 82. University of Minnesota, Morris 83. Georgia College & State University 84. Colorado State University 85. University of Arizona 86. University of Oregon 87. University of Oklahoma 88. Auburn University (Ala.) 89. SUNY Cortland 90. Washington State University 91. Longwood University (Va.) 92. Arizona State University 93. West Chester University of Pennsylvania 94. Oklahoma State University 95. Mississippi State University 96. Rowan University (N.J.) 97. SUNY Plattsburgh 98. University of Idaho 99. University of California, Riverside 100. Illinois State University

1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2. University of Florida 3. College of William and Mary (Va.) 4. University of Virginia 5. Binghamton University (SUNY) 6. New College of Florida 7. SUNY Geneseo 8. University of California, San Diego 9. University of Washington 10. University of Georgia 11. University of California, Berkeley 12. North Carolina State University 13. Georgia Institute of Technology 14. University of California, Los Angeles 15. University of Delaware 16. Florida State University 17. University of California, Irvine 18. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 19. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 20. University of Mary Washington (Va.) 21. James Madison University (Va.) 22. College of New Jersey 23. University of Maryland, College Park 24. University of Texas at Austin 25. University of Wisconsin-Madison 26. Texas A&M University 27. Truman State University 28. University of California, Santa Barbara 29. Clemson University (S.C.) 30. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 31. Appalachian State University (N.C.) 32. University of Connecticut 33. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 34. Stony Brook University (SUNY) 35. University of North Carolina at Wilmington 36. University of North Carolina at Asheville 37. University of Pittsburgh 38. Miami University (Ohio) 39. Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 40. Indiana University of Pennsylvania 41. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 42. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 43. St. Mary's College of Maryland 44. Pennsylvania State University at University Park 45. University of California, Davis 46. Colorado School of Mines 47. College of Charleston 48. Western Washington University 49. University of California, Santa Cruz 50. Salisbury University (Md.) 51. University of South Carolina 52. Millersville University of Pennsylvania 53. University of North Carolina at Greensboro 54. Mississippi University for Women 55. Indiana University, Bloomington 56. University of Iowa 57. University of Missouri-Columbia 58. Purdue University (Ind.) 59. University of Alabama 60. University of Central Florida 61. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 62. Ohio State University 63. University of Massachusetts-Amherst 64. University of Tennessee 65. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 66. Ramapo College of New Jersey 67. University at Albany (SUNY) 68. University of Missouri-Rolia 69. University of Texas at Dallas 70. SUNY Fredonia 71. Iowa State University of Science and Technology 72. University of Colorado at Boulder 73. Washington State University 74. Illinois State University 75. University of Kansas 76. Murray State University (Ky.) 77. University of Oklahoma 78. George Mason University (Va.) 79. Georgia College & State University 80. Louisiana State University 81. Rowan University (N.J.) 82. University of Vermont 83. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 84. Colorado State University 85. Michigan State University 86. Florida International University 87. Mississippi State University 88. University of New Hampshire 89. University at Buffalo (N.Y.) 90. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania 91. University of Arizona 92. Oklahoma State University 93. University of Oregon 94. Auburn University (Ala.) 95. University of Arkansas 96. Purchase College (SUNY) 97. SUNY Cortland 98. SUNY Oneonta 99. Kansas State University 100. University of California, Riverside

1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2. University of Florida 3. University of Virginia 4. College of William and Mary (Va.) 5. New College of Florida 6. University of Georgia 7. SUNY Geneseo 8. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 9. Binghamton University (SUNY) 10. University of Washington 11. University of California, San Diego 12. University of California, Berkeley 13. University of Delaware 14. University of California, Los Angeles 15. University of Wisconsin-Madison 16. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 17. James Madison University (Va.) 18. University of Maryland, College Park 19. College of New Jersey 20. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 21. Florida State University 22. University of Mary Washington (Va.) 23. Truman State University 24. Clemson University (S.C.) 25. Texas A&M University 26. University of Colorado at Boulder 27. University of Texas at Austin 28. North Carolina State University 29. University of Connecticut 30. Georgia Institute of Technology 31. University of South Carolina 32. University of North Carolina at Wilmington 33. Appalachian State University (N.C.) 34. Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 35. Stony Brook University (SUNY) 36. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 37. St. Mary's College of Maryland 38. Miami University (Ohio) 39. Purdue University (Ind.) 40. University of Central Florida 41. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 42. University of Pittsburgh 43. Pennsylvania State University at University Park 44. University of California, Santa Barbara 45. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 46. University of Albany (SUNY) 47. University of Iowa College of Charleston 48. University of Tennessee 49. Florida International University 50. University of North Carolina at Asheville 51. Colorado School of Mines 52. Indiana University, Bloomington 53. Mississippi University for Women 54. Murray State University (Ky.) 55. University of Minnesota, Morris 56. College of Charleston 57. Millersville University of Pennsylvania 58. University of California, Davis 59. University of California, Santa Cruz 60. University of Missouri-Columbia 61. SUNY Fredonia 62. Salisbury University (Md.) 63. University of Missouri-Rolia 64. University of Oklahoma 65. University of Vermont 66. University of Texas at Dallas 67. University of Kansas 68. University of Alabama 69. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 70. University of California, Irvine 71. Iowa State University of Science and Technology 72. University of Arkansas 73. Colorado State University 74. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 75. University of North Carolina at Greensboro 76. University of Kentucky 77. University at Buffalo (SUNY) 78. University of Hawaii at Manoa 79. Ohio State University 80. University of New Hampshire 81. University of Massachusetts-Amherst 82. Auburn University (Ala.) 83. Illinois State University 84. SUNY Plattsburgh 85. Kansas State University 86. University of Arizona 87. Ramapo College of New Jersey 88. University of New Hampshire 89. Oklahoma State University at Stillwater 90. SUNY New Paltz 91. Louisiana State University 92. Mississippi State University 93. University of Oregon 94. Michigan State University 95. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania 96. Washington State University 97. University of Northern Iowa 98. University of Utah 99. Rowan University (N.J.) 100. University of Oregon

1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2. University of Virginia 3. College of William and Mary (Va.) 4. University of Georgia 5. University of Florida 6. New College of Florida 7. Georgia Institute of Technology 8. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 9. Truman State University 10. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 11. North Carolina State University 12. University of Delaware 13. University of Wisconsin-Madison 14. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 15. University of California, San Diego 16. University of California, Berkeley 17. University of Washington 18. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 19. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 20. University of Texas at Austin 21. University of Oklahoma 22. University of Kansas 23. University of North Carolina at Asheville 24. Binghamton University (SUNY) 25. Colorado School of Mines 26. Auburn University (Ala.) 27. Colorado State University 28. College of New Jersey 29. Michigan State University 30. Appalachian State University (N.C.) 31. Iowa State University of Science and Technology 32. SUNY Geneseo 33. Texas A&M University 34. University of Texas at Dallas 35. University of North Carolina at Wilmington 36. University of Maryland, College Park 37. University of California, Los Angeles 38. Louisiana State University 39. University of Tennessee 40. University of Iowa 41. Rutgers, State University of New Jersery, New Brunswick 42. Clemson University (S.C.) 43. University of Colorado at Boulder 44. University of Kentucky 45. University of Arkansas 46. University of Mary Washington 47. Oklahoma State University 48. Kansas State University 49. University of Northern Iowa 50. University of Mississippi 51. James Madison University 52. University of California, Davis 53. Miami University (Ohio) 54. Purdue University (Ind.) 55. MIssissippi State University 56. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 57. Florida State University 58. University of California, Irvine 59. University of Missouri-Columbia 60. University of Minnesota-Morris 61. University of Alabama 62. University of South Carolina 63. St. Mary's College of Maryland 64. Michigan Technological University 65. University of California, Santa Barbara 66. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 67. Mississippi University for Women 68. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 69. University of Wyoming 70. George Mason University (Va.) 71. University of Central Florida 72. Ohio State University 73. Illinois State University 74. University at Buffalo (SUNY) 75. Salisbury University (Md.) 76. University of Massachusetts-Amherst 77. University of Vermont 78. College of Charleston 79. Indiana University-Bloomington 80. Pennsylvania State University at University Park 81. University at Albany (SUNY) 82. University of Arizona 83. Towson University (Md.) 84. Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Camden 85. University of Maryland, Baltimore County 86. University of Connecticut 87. University of Pittsburgh 88. SUNY Fredonia 89. Stony Brook University (SUNY) 90. SUNY New Paltz 91. University of Maine 92. University of New Hampshire 93. University of Missouri-Rolla 94. University of California, Santa Cruz 95. Rowan University (N.J.) 96. University of Illinois at Chicago 97. University of Oregon 98. Texas Tech University 99. Ohio University 100. University of California, Riverside

2002: 100 Best Values in Public Colleges

1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2. University of Virginia 3. University of California, Berkeley 4. College of William and Mary (Va.) 5. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 6. University of Georgia 7. New College of Florida 8. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 9. University of Florida 10. Binghamton University (SUNY) 11. Georgia Institute of Technology 12. University of Wisconsin-Madison 13. University of California, Los Angeles 14. University of Delaware 15. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 16. University of California, San Diego 17. North Carolina State University 18. Pennsylvania State University, University Park 19. The College of New Jersey 20. Clemson University (S.C.) 21. University of North Carolina, Asheville 22. Florida State University 23. Truman State University 24. SUNY Geneseo 25. Mary Washington College (Va.) 26. University of Missouri, Columbia 27. Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 28. University of Kansas 29. University of Texas, Austin 30. University of Maryland, College Park 31. University of Washington 32. Miami University (Ohio) 33. St. Mary's College of Maryland 34. University of California, Irvine 35. University of Iowa 36. University of Colorado, Boulder 37. Appalachian State University (N.C.) 38. James Madison University (Va.) 39. Ohio State University, Columbus 40. Murray State University (Ky.) 41. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 42. Purdue University (Ind.) 43. University of California, Davis 44. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 45. University of Missouri, Rolla 46. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Campus 47. Colorado School of Mines 48. University of Idaho 49. *School removed from list 50. Colorado State University 51. Iowa State University 52. *School removed from list 53. Texas A&M University 54. University of Tennessee 55. Salisbury University (Md.) 56. University of Missouri, Kansas City 57. Michigan Technological University 58. University of New Hampshire 59. Oklahoma State University 60. University of Utah 61. University of Central Florida 62. Stony Brook University (SUNY) 63. Michigan State University 64. University of Vermont 65. University of Oklahoma 66. University of Alabama 67. University at Albany (SUNY) 68. University of North Carolina, Wilmington 69. Mississippi University for Women 70. University of North Carolina, Charlotte 71. Kansas State University 72. Auburn University (Ala.) 73. University of South Carolina, Columbia 74. University of Connecticut 75. University of South Florida 76. SUNY New Paltz 77. University of California, Santa Barbara 78. Framingham State College (Mass.) 79. University of Kentucky 80. College of Charleston (S.C.) 81. University of Minnesota, Morris 82. University of Massachusetts, Boston 83. Arizona State University 84. *School removed from list 85. University of Arkansas 86. Washington State University 87. George Mason University 88. Florida International University 89. Oregon State University 90. San Diego State University 91. University of Maryland, Baltimore County 92. Towson University (Md.) 93. North Georgia College & State University 94. *School removed from list 95. University of Northern Iowa 96. Ohio University 97. University of Rhode Island 98. University of California, Santa Cruz 99. Mississippi State University 100. University of Nebraska, Lincoln

*North Carolina Central University, California State University-Fresno, Montclair State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Tech State University and Elizabeth City State University were removed from this year's rankings.

1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2. University of Virginia 3. College of William and Mary (Va.) 4. New College of the University of South Florida 5. Binghamton University (SUNY) 6. University of Wisconsin-Madison 7. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 8. University of California, Berkeley 9. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 10. University of California, San Diego 11. Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 12. University of Florida 13. University of Washington 14. University of California, Los Angeles 15. University of Georgia 16. Georgia Institute of Technology 17. North Carolina State University 18. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 19. Pennsylvania State University 20. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 21. Clemson University (S.C.) 22. University of Texas, Austin 23. Texas A&M University 24. University of Delaware 25. SUNY Geneseo 26. Mary Washington College (Va.) 27. University of Missouri, Columbia 28. Truman State University (Mo.) 29. James Madison University 30. University of California, Irvine 31. Iowa State University 32. University of Iowa 33. University of Maryland, College Park 34. University of Missouri, Rolla 35. College of New Jersey 36. St. Mary's College of Maryland 37. Colorado School of Mines 38. Appalachian State University (N.C.) 39. University of Kentucky 40. University of Kansas 41. Michigan State University 42. University of Mississippi 43. Florida State University 44. University of North Carolina, Wilmington 45. Purdue University (Ind.) 46. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 47. Miami University (Ohio) 48. Colorado State University 49. Michigan Technological University 50. University of Colorado, Boulder 51. Ohio State University, Columbus 52. University of Tennessee, Knoxville 53. University of South Carolina, Columbia 54. University of California, Davis 55. College of Charleston (S.C.) 56. University of North Carolina, Asheville 57. Mississippi State University 58. Richard Stockton College (N.J.) 59. California Polytechnic State University 60. University of Texas, Dallas 61. University of Massachusetts, Amherst 62. University of California, Santa Barbara 63. Oklahoma State University 64. University of Hawaii at Manoa 65. Indiana University of Pennsylvania 66. University of Arkansas 67. University at Albany (SUNY) 68. University of Missouri, Kansas City 69. University of Idaho 70. University of Minnesota, Morris 71. University of Pittsburgh (Pa.) 72. Kansas State University 73. University of Maryland, Baltimore County 74. Montclair State University (N.J.) 75. Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Newark 76. University of California, Santa Cruz 77. University of Maine, Farmington 78. Auburn University (Ala.) 79. Indiana University, Bloomington 80. University of Connecticut 81. Salisbury University (Md.) 82. University of Arizona 83. University of Alabama 84. Eastern Illinois University 85. SUNY New Paltz 86. SUNY Oswego 87. Stony Brook University (SUNY) 88. University at Buffalo (SUNY) 89. Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Camden 90. University of Maine 91. Oregon State University 92. University of Oregon 93. SUNY Fredonia 94. Millersville University of Pennsylvania 95. University of Vermont 96. Rowan University (N.J.) 97. Florida International University 98. University of Illinois, Chicago 99. University of New Hampshire 100. Towson University (Md.)

1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2. University of Virginia 3. College of William and Mary (Va.) 4. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 5. University of Florida 6. University of Wisconsin-Madison 7. University of California, Berkeley 8. University of California, Los Angeles 9. Georgia Institute of Technology 10. Binghamton University (SUNY) 11. SUNY Geneseo 12. University of Texas, Austin 13. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 14. College of New Jersey 15. Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 16. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 17. University of Washington 18. Florida International University 19. Pennsylvania State University 20. University of Georgia 21. New College of the University of South Florida 22. Mary Washington College (Va.) 23. Michigan Technological University 24. James Madison University (Va.) 25. University of Maryland, College Park 26. University of Missouri, Columbia 26. Colorado State University 28. University of Iowa 28. North Carolina State University 30. Miami University (Ohio) 31. University of California, Davis 32. Indiana University, Bloomington 33. Appalachian State University (N.C.) 34. University of Colorado, Boulder 35. University of Minnesota, Morris 36. University of Delaware 37. St. Mary's College of Maryland 38. Ohio University 39. Washington State University 40. Texas A&M University 40. University of California 42. Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Camden 43. Eastern Illinois University 44. University of Hawaii, Manoa 45. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 46. University of California, Irvine 47. Florida State University 48. University of Kansas 49. Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Newark 50. University at Albany (SUNY) 51. University of Connecticut 52. University of California, Riverside 53. Michigan State University 54. Iowa State University 55. University of Kentucky 56. Truman State University (Mo.) 56. Salisbury University (Md.) 58. Clemson University (S.C.) 59. Kansas State University 60. Colorado School of Mines 61. University of Tennessee, Knoxville 62. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 63. University of Idaho 64. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 65. Purdue University (Ind.) 66. University of Texas, Dallas 67. University at Buffalo (SUNY) 68. University of Alabama 69. University of New Mexico 70. University of Missouri, Rolla 70. University of Massachusetts-Amherst 72. SUNY Fredonia 73. Lousiana State University and A&M 74. Oklahoma State University 74. University of New Hampshire 76. University of Oklahoma 77. University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point 78. University of Northern Iowa 79. SUNY Oswego 80. College of Charleston (S.C.) 80. Mississippi State University 82. Ohio State University, Columbus 82. University of Oregon 84. Auburn University (Ala.) 85. University of North Dakota 86. University of California, Santa Cruz 87. Millersville University of Pennsylvania 87. Stony Brook University (SUNY) 89. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 90. New Jersey Institute of Technology 91. SUNY Plattsburgh 92. University of Maryland, Baltimore County 93. Indiana University of Pennsylvania 94. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Campus 95. University of Maine 96. Bowling Green State University (Ohio) 96. West Virginia University 98. University of Vermont 99. Towson University (Md.) 100. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

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