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10 Best College Values You May Have Overlooked, 2019
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10 Best College Values You May Have Overlooked, 2019

You’ve no doubt heard of the Ivy League schools, and you may know quite a bit about colleges and universities that are in your area.
November 1, 2019
10 Best College Values With the Lowest Average Graduating Debt, 2019
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10 Best College Values With the Lowest Average Graduating Debt, 2019

Student debt has become a hot political issue, largely because there's so much of it.
July 26, 2019
20 Best College Values in the U.S., 2019
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20 Best College Values in the U.S., 2019

These 20 schools top our annual list for their ability to deliver a quality education at an affordable price.
July 26, 2019
Academic Showstopper: Hamilton College
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Academic Showstopper: Hamilton College

Stellar academics, generous financial aid packages and impressive four-year graduation rate, help make this small liberal arts college a top notch pic…
July 26, 2019
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FAQs on Our Best College Value Rankings
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FAQs on Our Best College Value Rankings

Here are the answers to your questions about how we pick the schools on the list.
July 26, 2019

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Kiplinger's Best College Values, 2019
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Kiplinger's Best College Values, 2019

Our expanded ranking names hundreds of colleges where you can get a quality education at an affordable price.
July 26, 2019
10 Best Values in Public Colleges, 2019
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10 Best Values in Public Colleges, 2019

No matter how eager you are to leave the nest, you can save a lot of money by going to an in-state school.
July 25, 2019
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Past Years' Rankings of Top Private College Values
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Past Years' Rankings of Top Private College Values

Since 1999, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has ranked the top values in private universities and liberal-arts colleges. (The rankings have been an annua…
July 25, 2019
Past Years' Rankings of Top Public College Values
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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.
July 25, 2019
Past Years' Rankings of Best College Values
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Past Years' Rankings of Best College Values

Since 2015, Kiplinger's Personal Finance has combined its lists of the 100 best public colleges, 100 best private universities and 100 best liberal-ar…
July 25, 2019
20 Things You Need to Know About Getting Into a Military Service Academy
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20 Things You Need to Know About Getting Into a Military Service Academy

Each year, Kiplinger ranks the U.S.
July 25, 2019
Best College Value Snapshot: Davidson College
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Best College Value Snapshot: Davidson College

This liberal arts school is the total package.
May 16, 2018
Kiplinger's Best College Values, 2018
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Kiplinger's Best College Values, 2018

We name 300 standout public and private schools, based on quality and affordability. This year, Princeton, Davidson and the University of North Caroli…
May 15, 2018
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36 Best College Values Competing in 2018's March Madness
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36 Best College Values Competing in 2018's March Madness

Throughout the "March madness" of the annual NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, exciting college athletic programs will attract the attent…
March 15, 2018
How We Rank the Best College Values
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How We Rank the Best College Values

Our rankings reflect academic quality, as well as cost and financial-aid measures.
December 22, 2017
FAQs on Our Best College Values Rankings
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FAQs on Our Best College Values Rankings

Here are the answers to your questions about how we pick the schools on the list.
December 22, 2017
10 Best College Values With the Lowest Average Graduating Debt
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10 Best College Values With the Lowest Average Graduating Debt

For over a decade, the rising cost of college has forced many families to take out tens of thousands of dollars in student loans.
December 22, 2017
10 Great Colleges That Won't Make Students Take Loans
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10 Great Colleges That Won't Make Students Take Loans

The schools on our list of best college values have earned high grades for generous financial aid awards, which reduce the amount students must borrow…
December 22, 2017
10 Best Values in Public Colleges, 2018
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10 Best Values in Public Colleges, 2018

Attending a public college in your home state, rather than an out-of-state public college or a private institution, continues to be an effective way t…
December 22, 2017
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10 Best Values in U.S. Colleges, 2018
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10 Best Values in U.S. Colleges, 2018

Selecting a college and deciding how to pay for it has become a high-stakes financial decision.
December 22, 2017
58 Great College Values Still Accepting Students for Fall 2017
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58 Great College Values Still Accepting Students for Fall 2017

Students who didn't get into their top schools or receive as much financial aid as they needed to be able to attend still have options.
May 26, 2017
10 Best Values in U.S. Colleges, 2017
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10 Best Values in U.S. Colleges, 2017

To help you sort through your college choices, we present the creme de la creme of our annual list of best value colleges and universities.
March 4, 2017
10 Best College Values With the Lowest Average Graduating Debt
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10 Best College Values With the Lowest Average Graduating Debt

The cost of a college education continues to rise.
February 25, 2017
10 Best Values in Public Colleges, 2017
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10 Best Values in Public Colleges, 2017

Families looking to trim college costs often steer their students toward public colleges in their home state rather than to public colleges across sta…
February 25, 2017
Best College Values, 2017
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Best College Values, 2017

We rank the top public and private schools, based on quality and affordability.
January 31, 2017