Best Values in Public Colleges

According to the Kiplinger's Personal Finance rankings of the nation's “100 Best Values in Public Colleges”, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took the top spot in the 2010 league table. There are five Florida public colleges and universities placing in the top 100: University of Florida (#2), New College of Florida (#12), Florida State University (#17), University of Central Florida (#36) and the University of South Florida (#60).

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the only Tennessee public university to make the top 100, placing 58th overall, moving up six places from last year.

Missouri has three public colleges listed among the 100 Best Values: Truman State at Kirksville (26th), with the University of Missouri-Columbia at 57th and Missouri University of Science and Technology at Rolla at 94th. Illinois had two public colleges on the Top 100 list: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (45th) and Illinois State University at Normal (89th).

Best Values in Public Colleges for 2010 (Top 20 list):
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 and State Univ.
17. Florida State University
18. University of California, Berkeley
19. University of Michigan
20. University of California, Irvine

Source: Kiplinger's Personal Finance

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Best Values in Private Colleges

Best Values in Private Colleges 2011-2012

Princeton Review Best Value Colleges 2011