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March 12, 2013

Kiplinger’s best values in public colleges

by Grace

Kiplinger’s recently released its list of best values in public colleges.  Here are the top ten for in-state (IS) and for out-of-state(OOS) students.


California students seeking a bargain are still paying relatively hefty costs approaching $30,000 per year, assuming they can get in to the more selective state schools.


New York stands out in offering a good value for OOS students.  Geneseo seems to attracs very few OOS students, perhaps due to its isolated rural setting.  On the other hand, Binghamton’s higher percentage of OOS students has been the target of complaints that state residents are being crowded out.  Unlike California and Virginia, New York has no formal rules on limiting OOS students.

Percentage OOS Students – School
 02% – SUNY Geneseo
18% – Univ. North Carolina Chapel Hill
12% – Binghamton University (SUNY)
27% – University of Virginia
06% – College of New Jersey
32% – College of William and Mary
07% – Univ. of California, Los Angeles
11% – Univ. of California, Berkeley
08% – Stony Brook University (SUNY)
23% – Univ. of Maryland, College Park

Kiplinger’s uses measures of “academic quality and affordability” to compile these lists.  The entire list of 100 colleges can be found here.

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