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2013's Top 10 Best Values in Public Colleges

2013's Top 10 Best Values in Public Colleges

Looking for value in a college? There are plenty of options out there.

Elizabeth Hoyt

January 04, 2013

College is expensive no matter where you go but, if you want more for your money, the good news is there are options out there.

According to Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Colleges, these schools top the charts in delivering both academic quality and affordability for their students.




1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Undergrad enrollment: 18,430

Student-faculty ratio: 14:1

Graduation rate: 4-yr., 77%; 6-yr., 90%

Annual in-state cost: $18,609

Annual out-of-state cost: $39,361

Avg. debt at graduation: $17,525

For the 12th time, UNC Chapel Hill is Kiplinger’s number-one public college thanks to its strong academics, reasonable tuition and generous financial aid program. Not to mention, the university’s four-year graduation rate beats the 31% national average by a landslide.


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