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)
New Rochelle, NY
1,00581.0%64.7%50.8%7.0%
#392
Masters College/University (Private)
Milwaukee, WI
1,22581.0%55.8%56.9%5.0%
#393
Masters College/University (Private)
San Antonio, TX
1,05077.0%56.8%52.4%8.0%
#394
Masters College/University (Private)
Northfield, VT
1,05586.0%53.5%55.4%5.0%
#395
Doctoral/Research University (Public)
Richardson, TX
1,26085.0%63.8%74.4%7.0%
#396
Doctoral/Research University (Public)
Lubbock, TX
1,11081.0%62.1%83.2%9.0%
#397
Masters College/University (Private)
Emmitsburg, MD
1,08580.0%66.7%56.4%4.0%
#398
Masters College/University (Private)
Thousand Oaks, CA
1,10682.0%60.1%40.1%4.0%
#399
Doctoral/Research University (Public)
Kingston, RI
1,07081.0%62.9%56.1%7.0%
#400
Specialized Focus (Private)
Memphis, TN
N/A83.0%59.5%100.0%6.0%
Salary data estimated by College Factual based in part on data provided by PayScale. Last updated 2013.

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