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2023 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools

1,033 Colleges in the United States
556,813 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded
$28,337 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you pursue a degree in liberal arts / sciences and humanities, you won't be alone. The field of study is the #3 most popular program in the country. This means there are lots of options to choose from when you decide to get your degree.

College Factual looked at 1,033 colleges and universities when compiling its 2023 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 556,813 degrees in liberal arts / sciences and humanities during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities School

Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools The liberal arts / sciences and humanities program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities rankings. We derive our Best Overall Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Rankings by Degree Level

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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Best Schools for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in the United States

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the liberal arts / sciences and humanities degrees they offer, see the list below. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities

#1

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
43 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

Johns Hopkins University is a great choice for students interested in a degree in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. Johns Hopkins is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Baltimore. A Best Colleges rank of #9 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were roughly 43 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent data year. Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities degree recipients from Johns Hopkins University get an earnings boost of approximately $29,530 above the typical income of liberal arts / sciences and humanities majors.

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#2

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
157 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

University of Chicago is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. Located in the large city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #7 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were roughly 157 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the liberal arts / sciences and humanities major at University of Chicago make $9,732 above the typical graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#3

New York University

New York, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
690 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

It is hard to beat New York University if you wish to pursue a degree in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #30 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 690 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent year we have data available. Those liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who get their degree from New York University earn $11,426 more than the typical liberal arts / sciences and humanities grad.

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#4

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
53 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

It's hard to beat Georgetown University if you want to pursue a degree in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. Located in the city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #19 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were about 53 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the liberal arts / sciences and humanities degree program at Georgetown University make $38,967 more than the typical college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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#5

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
37 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #4 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were approximately 37 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the liberal arts / sciences and humanities program at University of Pennsylvania earn $18,136 above the typical college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#6

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
36 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #16 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were roughly 36 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent year we have data available. Those liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who get their degree from University of Notre Dame make $6,160 more than the typical liberal arts / sciences and humanities grad.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
365 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Austin, UT Austin is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #52 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UT Austin is a great university overall.

There were roughly 365 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at UT Austin in the most recent year we have data available. Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities degree recipients from The University of Texas at Austin get an earnings boost of approximately $34,477 over the typical income of liberal arts / sciences and humanities graduates.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,837 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

Located in the town of Charles Town, American Military University is a private for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 28 colleges for overall quality in the state of West Virginia.

There were approximately 1837 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at American Military University in the most recent year we have data available. Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities degree recipients from American Public University System receive an earnings boost of approximately $27,001 over the typical income of liberal arts / sciences and humanities graduates.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
99 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #91 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means SMU is a great university overall.

There were about 99 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at SMU in the most recent data year. Those liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who get their degree from Southern Methodist University receive $19,293 more than the typical liberal arts / sciences and humanities grad.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
528 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

Located in the medium-sized suburb of Norman, University of Oklahoma is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 32 schools for overall quality in the state of Oklahoma.

There were roughly 528 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at University of Oklahoma in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the liberal arts / sciences and humanities degree program at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus get $18,413 more than the typical graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#11

Bentley University

Waltham, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
120 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

Bentley is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the city of Waltham. A Best Colleges rank of #56 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Bentley is a great university overall.

There were roughly 120 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at Bentley in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the liberal arts / sciences and humanities program at Bentley University make $34,292 above the typical college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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#12

Villanova University

Villanova, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
54 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Villanova, Villanova is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #51 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Villanova is a great university overall.

There were about 54 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at Villanova in the most recent year we have data available. Those liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who get their degree from Villanova University earn $14,249 more than the standard liberal arts / sciences and humanities graduate.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
51 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

NC State is a very large public university located in the city of Raleigh. A Best Colleges rank of #95 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means NC State is a great university overall.

There were about 51 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at NC State in the most recent year we have data available. Those liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who get their degree from North Carolina State University earn $21,241 more than the typical liberal arts / sciences and humanities student.

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#14

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
33 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

Wesleyan U is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of Middletown.

There were about 33 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at Wesleyan U in the most recent data year. Those liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who get their degree from Wesleyan University receive $9,895 more than the typical liberal arts / sciences and humanities student.

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#15

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
60 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Philadelphia, Drexel is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 12th out of 117 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were roughly 60 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at Drexel in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the liberal arts / sciences and humanities degree program at Drexel University earn $24,618 above the average college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#16

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type

Dartmouth is a medium-sized private not-for-profit college located in the remote town of Hanover. A Best Colleges rank of #22 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Dartmouth is a great college overall.

There were approximately 24 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at Dartmouth in the most recent data year. Those liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who get their degree from Dartmouth College earn $17,778 more than the average liberal arts / sciences and humanities graduate.

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#17

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
362 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

GMU is a very large public university located in the large suburb of Fairfax. This university ranks 5th out of 65 schools for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were approximately 362 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at GMU in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the liberal arts / sciences and humanities major at George Mason University get $6,250 above the standard graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#18

DePaul University

Chicago, IL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
126 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Chicago, DePaul is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 7th out of 87 schools for overall quality in the state of Illinois.

There were approximately 126 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at DePaul in the most recent data year. Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities degree recipients from DePaul University earn a boost of around $28,372 above the average income of liberal arts / sciences and humanities majors.

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#19

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
42 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Coral Gables, U Miami is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 77 schools for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were roughly 42 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at U Miami in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the liberal arts / sciences and humanities major at University of Miami get $19,041 more than the average college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#20

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA
Graduate Certificate Highest Degree Type
221 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

Iowa is a very large public university located in the city of Iowa City. This university ranks 2nd out of 40 colleges for overall quality in the state of Iowa.

There were roughly 221 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at Iowa in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the liberal arts / sciences and humanities degree program at University of Iowa make $10,311 more than the standard college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#21

Excelsior University

Albany, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,878 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Albany, Excelsior University is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 19th out of 143 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 1878 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at Excelsior University in the most recent data year. Those liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who get their degree from Excelsior University make $17,036 more than the average liberal arts / sciences and humanities grad.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2,567 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

UMGC is a very large public university located in the large suburb of Adelphi. This university ranks 3rd out of 34 schools for overall quality in the state of Maryland.

There were roughly 2567 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at UMGC in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the liberal arts / sciences and humanities degree program at University of Maryland Global Campus earn $2,213 more than the standard college graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#23

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
121 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Stony Brook, SUNY Stony Brook is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 22nd out of 143 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 121 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at SUNY Stony Brook in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the liberal arts / sciences and humanities degree program at Stony Brook University make $38,483 above the standard college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
470 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

USF Tampa is a very large public university located in the city of Tampa. This university ranks 6th out of 77 schools for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were roughly 470 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at USF Tampa in the most recent data year. Those liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who get their degree from University of South Florida - Main Campus make $10,003 more than the typical liberal arts / sciences and humanities grad.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
129 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Degrees Awarded

UofSC is a fairly large public university located in the medium-sized city of Columbia. This university ranks 2nd out of 44 colleges for overall quality in the state of South Carolina.

There were roughly 129 liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who graduated with this degree at UofSC in the most recent data year. Graduates who receive their degree from the liberal arts / sciences and humanities program earn about $30,327 in the first couple years of working.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools

#30

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA
#31

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

#32

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

#34

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA
#36

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV
#37

Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ
#39

University of Denver

Denver, CO
#40

St John's College

Annapolis, MD

#41

Union College New York

Schenectady, NY

#43

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
#45

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
#46

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA
#49

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the schools awarded a Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 1033 different United States liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus Teaneck, NJ
51 Wayland Baptist University Plainview, TX
52 Columbia College Columbia, MO
53 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM
54 Thomas Edison State University Trenton, NJ
55 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
56 Arizona State University - Skysong Scottsdale, AZ
57 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
58 University of St. Thomas Houston, TX
59 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
60 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
61 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
62 Montgomery College Rockville, MD
63 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
64 University of Dallas Irving, TX
65 Washington State University Pullman, WA
66 University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, VA
67 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
68 Vincennes University Vincennes, IN
69 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
70 The King’s College New York, NY
71 Seattle University Seattle, WA
72 Utah State University Logan, UT
73 University of North Texas Denton, TX
74 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
75 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
76 University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Green Bay, WI
77 Brandman University Irvine, CA
78 California State University - Sacramento Sacramento, CA
79 Golden West College Huntington Beach, CA
80 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
81 Central Texas College Killeen, TX
82 Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
83 Georgia State University-Perimeter College Atlanta, GA
84 Ball State University Muncie, IN
85 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
86 National University La Jolla, CA
87 City Colleges of Chicago - Harold Washington College Chicago, IL
88 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
89 Florida International University Miami, FL
90 Portland State University Portland, OR
91 Brigham Young University - Idaho Rexburg, ID
92 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
93 Harding University Searcy, AR
94 Northwest Vista College San Antonio, TX
95 Tennessee Technological University Cookeville, TN
96 Suffolk County Community College Selden, NY
97 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
98 University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK
99 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
100 University of Memphis Memphis, TN
101 Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ
102 Indiana Wesleyan University Marion, IN
103 Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global Marion, IN
104 Illinois State University Normal, IL
105 Indiana University - Southeast New Albany, IN
106 Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga, CA
107 The Graduate Center, CUNY New York, NY
108 Marshall University Huntington, WV
109 Los Angeles Valley College Valley Glen, CA
110 Riverside City College Riverside, CA
111 William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
112 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
113 College of Lake County Grayslake, IL
114 Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg, VA
115 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
116 Soka University of America Aliso Viejo, CA
117 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
118 Lesley University Cambridge, MA
119 University of North Georgia Dahlonega, GA
120 Collin County Community College District McKinney, TX
121 Weber State University Ogden, UT
122 West Valley College Saratoga, CA
123 Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills, CA
124 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD
125 Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
126 Union University Jackson, TN
127 Macomb Community College Warren, MI
128 Howard Community College Columbia, MD
129 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
130 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
131 Johnson County Community College Overland Park, KS
132 Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, IN
133 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
134 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
135 Los Angeles Harbor College Wilmington, CA
136 Metropolitan Community College Omaha, NE
137 The New School New York, NY
138 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
139 San Antonio College San Antonio, TX
140 Portland Community College Portland, OR
141 Valencia College Orlando, FL
142 University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
143 Texas A&M University - Commerce Commerce, TX
144 McLennan Community College Waco, TX
145 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
146 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
147 California State University - Monterey Bay Seaside, CA
148 Siena Heights University Adrian, MI
149 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
150 Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City, OK
151 Coastal Carolina University Conway, SC
152 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
153 Rutgers University - Camden Camden, NJ
153 Dakota College at Bottineau Bottineau, ND
155 Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove, IL

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools award.

Rank College Location
156 Nassau Community College Garden City, NY
157 New Mexico State University - Main Campus Las Cruces, NM
158 Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, NY
159 Thomas Aquinas College Santa Paula, CA
160 Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
161 Frederick Community College Frederick, MD
162 University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
163 Adams State University Alamosa, CO
164 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
165 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT
166 University of Mississippi University, MS
167 Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN
168 Winona State University Winona, MN
169 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
170 Front Range Community College Westminster, CO
171 Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ
172 Pima Community College Tucson, AZ
173 California State University - Dominguez Hills Carson, CA
174 Elgin Community College Elgin, IL
175 McHenry County College Crystal Lake, IL
176 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
177 Rockland Community College Suffern, NY
178 Westfield State University Westfield, MA
179 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
180 Murray State University Murray, KY
181 Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown, NC
182 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
183 Indiana University - South Bend South Bend, IN
184 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
185 El Centro College Dallas, TX
186 Arkansas State University - Main Campus Jonesboro, AR
187 Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL
188 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ
189 Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC
190 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
191 Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
192 Community College of Rhode Island Warwick, RI
193 University of California - Riverside Riverside, CA
194 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
195 Wichita State University Wichita, KS
196 Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI
197 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
198 Los Angeles City College Los Angeles, CA
199 Charter Oak State College New Britain, CT
200 La Salle University Philadelphia, PA
201 Eastern Connecticut State University Willimantic, CT
202 Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL
203 Lee University Cleveland, TN
204 Bellevue College Bellevue, WA
205 College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
206 Purchase College Purchase, NY

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jacques Sablet (Switzerland, Morges, 1749-1803).

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