Best Colleges Nationwide

Discover the best colleges and universities with this nationwide ranking based on four-year undergraduate programs. This list compares the quality of education you can expect to receive at a given college, compared to all others on the list, regardless of whether the institution is designated a research university or a liberal arts college. It's truly a nationwide list, designed to show how any one school stacks up against another.

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#391
Masters College/University (Private)
Macon, GA
1,17082.0%63.2%62.6%4.0%
#392
Doctoral/Research University (Public)
Lowell, MA
1,12081.0%53.8%53.6%5.0%
#393
Doctoral/Research University (Public)
Lubbock, TX
1,11581.0%62.1%83.2%7.0%
#394
Masters College/University (Private)
New Rochelle, NY
1,01081.0%64.7%50.8%6.0%
#395
Masters College/University (Private)
Thousand Oaks, CA
1,11582.0%60.1%40.1%3.0%
#396
Baccalaureate College (Private)
Sioux Center, IA
1,06079.0%65.1%100.0%3.0%
#397
Specialized Focus (Private)
Savannah, GA
1,06080.0%65.3%78.6%7.0%
#398
Masters College/University (Private)
New Orleans, LA
1,15573.0%58.9%71.9%4.0%
#399
Masters College/University (Public)
West Chester, PA
1,07585.0%68.8%67.9%4.0%
#400
Masters College/University (Private)
Northfield, VT
1,08086.0%53.5%55.4%4.0%
Salary data estimated by College Factual based in part on data provided by PayScale. Last updated 2013.

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