2013's Top 10 Best Values in Public Colleges

Elizabeth Hoyt

January 04, 2013

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.

2. University of Virginia

Undergrad enrollment: 15,762

Student-faculty ratio: 16:1

Graduation rate: 4-yr., 87%; 6-yr., 94%

Annual in-state cost: $22,645

Annual out-of-state cost: $48,597

Avg. debt at graduation: $20,951

Since February 2008, the University of Virginia had finished in Kiplinger’s ratings in third place. This year, the university rose to second after achieving higher test scores and a slight increase in cost. UVA’s 87% four-year graduation rate is the highest on Kiplinger’s list in addition to being only one of two schools on the top ten to meet 100% of financial need.

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