10 best values in public colleges
Kiplinger again ranks public universities -- from tiny to the gigantic -- that offer the best education for the money and also points out bargains for out-of-staters.
An elite list
No. 10: University of California, San Diego
No. 9: SUNY Geneseo
No. 8: University of California, Berkeley
No. 7: New College of Florida
No. 6: University of California, Los Angeles
No. 5: University of Maryland, College Park
No. 4: College of William and Mary
No. 3: University of Florida
No. 2: University of Virginia
No. 1: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Total average cost for 4 years at these "best values" is around $180,000 what a bargain. Who writes this crap?
A grand total of NONE of the schools named was a decent value. Much less the 'best' value(s).
And why the focus on so-so california schools? Literally pathetic reporting
Come on, you mouth breathing idiots. That's not the way the actual costs work. One of the primary reasons that many of these schools are listed on here, is their ability to offer generous financial aid to those qualified students that need it. So, even though the yearly cost may show as $40,000, the actual costs can be 1/4 to 1/3 of that number.
The Ivy's are the extreme example of this. They may all show total costs of $50,000+, but with their combination of huge endowments, and smaller student bodies, they are able to offer 100% aid to those students that they really want, and who really need the scholarship money. These schools will never lose a student that they want, because of financial issues. That's how they get the best and brightest, regardless of those students family financial situations.
So, the moral of this story is, I hope you're happy at your home town community college. Given your unwillingness and inability to do even the simplest research into how college financial aid works, you're right where you deserve to be.
Seriously? This is a VERY little bit of name recognition wrapped in a premium price tag. Best values my ****.
Sounds like most ALL of them are Over Priced...
Since the government is making the student loans nowdays....
That means the young people start out in life owing the government money...
Think its just another form of gaining control over the American Citizens....
WVU didnt make the list....great school and a low tuition....how did they not make this
This article is a crock.
What about colleges like Western New Mexico University that charge 12k out of state and 6k in state per year?
Nobody cares where you get your undergraduate degree from anyway.
UNC-Chapel Hill academics are a joke.
Over 80% of students receive A's or B's. Not very rigorous standards.
Many courses do not even require class attendance.
Various investigations over the past 3 years have turned up countless examples of academic fraud.
Obviously Kiplinger didn't do their homework this time.
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