Best College Values, March Madness 2018
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36 Best College Values Competing in 2018's March Madness

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Throughout the "March madness" of the annual NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, exciting college athletic programs will attract the attention of prospective students. Schools that perform well in the tournament -- especially so-called 'Cinderella schools' who do so unexpectedly -- often see a surge in the number of applications they receive the following year.

And, sure, cheering on a top-quality sports team during your time on campus can be an important part of the college experience. But you don't have to forgo quality academics and bottom-line value to attend a school with a basketball program that makes it to the Big Dance.

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Only a little more than half of the 68 teams playing in this year’s men's tournament also earned a spot in Kiplinger's 2018 rankings of the top 300 college values. Take a look.

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Davidson College

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Location: Davidson, N.C.

Undergraduate enrollment: 1,796

Kiplinger's 2018 ranking (all schools): #2

Kiplinger's 2018 ranking (liberal arts colleges): #1

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #12 seed, South region

Like many of the schools on our best-values list, Davidson posts an annual sticker price of more than $60,000. But its financial aid programs have kept costs in check. Nearly half of students receive need-based aid, and the average award cuts the school's sticker price by 65%, to $22,905 a year. A robust merit-aid program awards funds to 14% of students who don't receive need-based aid; those awards average $25,572 a year. And since loans aren't part of the deal at Davidson, the average debt of the 26% of students who do borrow is $20,431, compared with the national average of $32,000.

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate94%
Four-year graduation rate 90%
Total cost $64,903
Total cost after need-based aid $22,905
Average debt at graduation $20,431

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Duke University

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Location: Durham, N.C.

Undergraduate enrollment: 6,609

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #5

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (private universities): #3

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #2 seed, Midwest region

Despite sporting the highest sticker price on our combined top 10 list, Duke delivers a great value with financial aid awards that do an impressive job of cutting the nearly $70,000 sticker price down to size. Like all of the schools in our top 10, Duke meets 100% of students' demonstrated financial need, awarding need-based aid to more than 40% of students. The average award cuts the school's sticker price by 68% to $22,465. The school also offers non-need-based aid awards averaging $63,649 to roughly 5% of students who don't receive need-based aid.

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate97%
Four-year graduation rate 86%
Total cost $69,598
Total cost after need-based aid $22,465
Average debt at graduation $22,256

FULL STATISTICAL PROFILE: Duke University

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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.

Undergraduate enrollment: 18,523

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #15

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (public colleges): #1

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #2 seed, West region

UNC's in-state sticker price is comparable to that of other public colleges, but need-based aid awards for in-state students who qualify average more than $17,000 a year, slashing the school's sticker price by 78% to less than $5,000 a year. UNC is one of only two public colleges on our list to meet 100% of students' demonstrated financial need. Much of this aid is awarded in the form of scholarships and grants, which don't have to be repaid, rather than loans, which helps reduce student borrowing. About 40% of students borrow, but the average debt of those who do is less than $21,000.

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate97%
Four-year graduation rate84%
Total cost (in-state)$22,165
Total cost after need-based aid (in-state)$4,905
Total cost (out-of-state)$32,602
Total cost after need-based aid (out-of-state)$30,488
Average debt at graduation$20,852

FULL STATISTICAL PROFILE: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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University of Florida

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Location: Gainesville, Fla.

Undergraduate enrollment: 34,554

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #32

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (public colleges): #2

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #6 seed, East region

The University of Florida is an attractive option for families who don't expect to qualify for need-based aid. For those who do qualify, an average award of more than $7,000 a year cuts the school's in-state sticker price by 40%. And for Florida residents with strong academic records, the state's Bright Futures Scholarship program helps cover tuition and fees.

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate97%
Four-year graduation rate 67%
Total cost (in-state) $17,501
Total cost after need-based aid (in-state) $10,418
Total cost (out-of-state) $39,779
Total cost after need-based aid (out-of-state) $32,696
Average debt at graduation $21,645

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University of Pennsylvania

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Location: Philadelphia, Pa.

Undergraduate enrollment: 10,019

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #41

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (private universities): #17

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #16 seed, Midwest region

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate98%
Four-year graduation rate 85%
Total cost $69,880
Total cost after need-based aid $25,981
Average debt at graduation $24,536

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University of Virginia

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Location: Charlottesville, Va.

Undergraduate enrollment: 16,331

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #52

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (public colleges): #3

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #1 seed, South region

Generous need-based financial aid awards help UVA rack up points on the financial side of the equation, too. UVA is one of only two schools on our list of 100 public colleges to meet 100% of students' demonstrated financial need (the other is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate96%
Four-year graduation rate 88%
Total cost (in-state) $29,321
Total cost after need-based aid (in-state) $8,341
Total cost (out-of-state) $59,856
Total cost after need-based aid (out-of-state) $38,876
Average debt at graduation $4,598

FULL STATISTICAL PROFILE: University of Virginia

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Florida State University

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Location: Tallahassee, Fla.

Undergraduate enrollment: 32,929

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #63

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (public colleges): #14

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #9 seed, West region

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate93%
Four-year graduation rate 61%
Total cost (in-state) $17,965
Total cost after need-based aid (in-state) $8,965
Total cost (out-of-state) $33,131
Total cost after need-based aid (out-of-state) $24,131
Average debt at graduation $23,679

FULL STATISTICAL PROFILE: Florida State University

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North Carolina State University

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Location: Raleigh, N.C.

Undergraduate enrollment: 23,847

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #66

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (public colleges): #9

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #9 seed, Midwest region

More than 40% of students qualify for need-based aid, and the average award amount of $10,004 cuts the school's in-state sticker price nearly in half. Almost half of students make it to graduation without taking student loans, but among those who do report borrowing, the average debt is roughly $5,500 less than the national average for public school borrowers.

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate94%
Four-year graduation rate 47%
Total cost (in-state) $20,994
Total cost after need-based aid (in-state) $10,990
Total cost (out-of-state) $39,342
Total cost after need-based aid (out-of-state) $29,338
Average debt at graduation $21,507

FULL STATISTICAL PROFILE: North Carolina State University

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Bucknell University

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Location: Lewisburg, Pa.

Undergraduate enrollment: 3,571

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #77

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (liberal arts colleges): #40

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #14 seed, Midwest region

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate92%
Four-year graduation rate 84%
Total cost $68,036
Total cost after need-based aid $39,136
Average debt at graduation $22,600

FULL STATISTICAL PROFILE: Bucknell University

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University of California, Los Angeles

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Location: Los Angeles, Calif.

Undergraduate enrollment: 30,873

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #84

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (public colleges): #6

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #11 seed, East region

More than half of students receive need-based aid; the average annual award of $19,577 cuts the school's in-state sticker price by 65%. About 40% of students report borrowing, and the average debt among those who do is $5,700 lower than the national average among public school borrowers.

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate97%
Four-year graduation rate 74%
Total cost (in-state) $30,066
Total cost after need-based aid (in-state) $10,489
Total cost (out-of-state) $58,080
Total cost after need-based aid (out-of-state) $38,503
Average debt at graduation $21,323

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University of Michigan

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Location: Ann Arbor, Mich.

Undergraduate enrollment: 28,964

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #89

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (public colleges): #4

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #3 seed, West region

Michigan's in-state sticker price is on par with the national average ($20,770). But the average net price for in-state students who qualify for need-based aid is roughly one-third of the school's in-state sticker price. About 40% of students report borrowing, and the average debt among those who do borrow is slightly lower than the national average among public school borrowers ($27,000).

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate97%
Four-year graduation rate 76%
Total cost (in-state) $27,072
Total cost after need-based aid (in-state) $9,399
Total cost (out-of-state) $59,722
Total cost after need-based aid (out-of-state) $42,049
Average debt at graduation $25,712

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Villanova University

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Location: Villanova, Pa.

Undergraduate enrollment: 6,999

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #100

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (private universities): #32

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #1 seed, East region

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate95%
Four-year graduation rate 87%
Total cost (in-state) $66,022
Total cost after need-based aid $35,525
Average debt at graduation $35,545

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Purdue University

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Location: West Lafayette, Ind.

Undergraduate enrollment: 30,043

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #117

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (public colleges): #15

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #2 seed, East region

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate92%
Four-year graduation rate 49%
Total cost (in-state) $21,192
Total cost after need-based aid (in-state) $7,788
Total cost (out-of-state) $39,994
Total cost after need-based aid (out-of-state) $26,590
Average debt at graduation $27,530

FULL STATISTICAL PROFILE: Purdue University

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University of Miami

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Location: Coral Gables, Fla.

Undergraduate enrollment: 10,849

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #118

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (private universities): #36

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #6 seed, South region

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate91%
Four-year graduation rate 70%
Total cost $63,150
Total cost after need-based aid $33,323
Average debt at graduation $21,500

FULL STATISTICAL PROFILE: University of Miami

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University of Texas

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Location: Austin, Tex.

Undergraduate enrollment: 40,168

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #126

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (public colleges): #8

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #10 seed, South region

After arriving on the school's 432-acre main campus, Longhorns can select from more than 12,400 academic courses in more than 170 fields of undergraduate study. On the financial side, nearly 40% of students receive need-based aid. The average award for those who qualify reduces the net price that families pay to less than $12,000 a year.

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate95%
Four-year graduation rate 55%
Total cost (in-state) $21,130
Total cost after need-based aid (in-state) $11,543
Total cost (out-of-state) $47,476
Total cost after need-based aid (out-of-state) $37,889
Average debt at graduation $25,338

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Creighton University

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Location: Omaha, Neb.

Undergraduate enrollment: 4,203

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #136

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (private universities): #43

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #8 seed, South region

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate89%
Four-year graduation rate 73%
Total cost $50,652
Total cost after need-based aid $29,584
Average debt at graduation $35,921

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Clemson University

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Location: Clemson, S.C.

Undergraduate enrollment: 18,599

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #150

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (public colleges): #31

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #5 seed, Midwest region

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate93%
Four-year graduation rate 59%
Total cost (in-state) $25,650
Total cost after need-based aid (in-state) $16,588
Total cost (out-of-state) $46,592
Total cost after need-based aid (out-of-state) $37,530
Average debt at graduation $30,136

FULL STATISTICAL PROFILE: Clemson University

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Gonzaga University

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Location: Spokane, Wash.

Undergraduate enrollment: 5,160

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #153

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (private universities): #48

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #4 seed, West region

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate92%
Four-year graduation rate 74%
Total cost $53,984
Total cost after need-based aid $32,576
Average debt at graduation $30,700

FULL STATISTICAL PROFILE: Gonzaga University

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Virginia Tech

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Location: Blacksburg, Va.

Undergraduate enrollment: 25,791

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #160

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (public colleges): #28

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #8 seed, East region

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate93%
Four-year graduation rate 61%
Total cost (in-state) $23,070
Total cost after need-based aid (in-state) $16,067
Total cost (out-of-state) $40,854
Total cost after need-based aid (out-of-state) $33,851
Average debt at graduation $28,884

FULL STATISTICAL PROFILE: Virginia Tech

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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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Location: Baltimore, Md.

Undergraduate enrollment: 11,142

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #191

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (public colleges): #60

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #16 seed, South region

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate87%
Four-year graduation rate 38%
Total cost (in-state) $24,204
Total cost after need-based aid (in-state) $15,789
Total cost (out-of-state) $38,340
Total cost after need-based aid (out-of-state) $29,925
Average debt at graduation $25,322

FULL STATISTICAL PROFILE: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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San Diego State University

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Location: San Diego, Calif.

Undergraduate enrollment: 29,853

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #196

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (public colleges): #87

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #11 seed, West region

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate90%
Four-year graduation rate 34%
Total cost (in-state) $25,280
Total cost after need-based aid (in-state) $15,680
Total cost (out-of-state) $37,160
Total cost after need-based aid (out-of-state) $27,560
Average debt at graduation $19,969

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University of Arkansas

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Location: Fayetteville, Ark.

Undergraduate enrollment: 22,548

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #197

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (public colleges): #59

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #7 seed, East region

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate82%
Four-year graduation rate 42%
Total cost (in-state) $20,812
Total cost after need-based aid (in-state) $13,787
Total cost (out-of-state) $36,058
Total cost after need-based aid (out-of-state) $29,033
Average debt at graduation $24,182

FULL STATISTICAL PROFILE: University of Arkansas

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University of Alabama

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Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Undergraduate enrollment: 32,563

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #208

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (public colleges): #48

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #9 seed, East region

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate86%
Four-year graduation rate 44%
Total cost (in-state) $21,954
Total cost after need-based aid (in-state) $10,357
Total cost (out-of-state) $39,274
Total cost after need-based aid (out-of-state) $27,677
Average debt at graduation $33,816

FULL STATISTICAL PROFILE: University of Alabama

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Butler University

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Location: Indianapolis, Ind.

Undergraduate enrollment: 4,290

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #211

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (private universities): #63

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #10 seed, East region

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate92%
Four-year graduation rate 57%
Total cost $54,205
Total cost after need-based aid $34,183
Average debt at graduation $35,730

FULL STATISTICAL PROFILE: Butler University

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Texas A&M University

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Location: College Station, Tex.

Undergraduate enrollment: 50,735

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #226

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (public colleges): #24

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #7 seed, West region

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate91%
Four-year graduation rate 52%
Total cost (in-state) $21,633
Total cost after need-based aid (in-state) $11,396
Total cost (out-of-state) $48,384
Total cost after need-based aid (out-of-state) $38,147
Average debt at graduation $24,072

FULL STATISTICAL PROFILE: Texas A&M University

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Auburn University

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Location: Auburn, Ala.

Undergraduate enrollment: 22,658

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #227

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (public colleges): #69

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #4 seed, Midwest region

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate91%
Four-year graduation rate 47%
Total cost (in-state) $25,500
Total cost after need-based aid (in-state) $17,810
Total cost (out-of-state) $44,172
Total cost after need-based aid (out-of-state) $36,482
Average debt at graduation $28,170

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University of Missouri

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Location: Columbia, Mo.

Undergraduate enrollment: 25,898

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #234

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (public colleges): #74

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #8 seed, West region

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate85%
Four-year graduation rate 23%
Total cost (in-state) $21,806
Total cost after need-based aid (in-state) $13,685
Total cost (out-of-state) $37,256
Total cost after need-based aid (out-of-state) $29,135
Average debt at graduation $23,665

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University at Buffalo (SUNY)

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Location: Buffalo, N.Y.

Undergraduate enrollment: 20,411

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #235

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (public colleges): #54

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #13 seed, South region

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate86%
Four-year graduation rate 58%
Total cost (in-state) $24,787
Total cost after need-based aid (in-state) $17,625
Total cost (out-of-state) $42,297
Total cost after need-based aid (out-of-state) $35,135
Average debt at graduation $19,500

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Arizona State University

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Location: Tempe, Ariz.

Undergraduate enrollment: 42,477

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (all schools): #239

Kiplinger’s 2018 ranking (public colleges): #88

NCAA 2018 men’s basketball tournament seeding: #11 seed, Midwest region

KEY STATS
Freshmen retention rate86%
Four-year graduation rate 50%
Total cost (in-state) $24,126
Total cost after need-based aid (in-state) $14,052
Total cost (out-of-state) $40,706
Total cost after need-based aid (out-of-state) $30,632
Average debt at graduation $22,903

FULL STATISTICAL PROFILE: Arizona State University

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