CNU, W&M among Kiplinger's Top 100 best-value public colleges

Christopher Newport University squeaked its way onto Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine Top 100 list of “Best Value” public colleges that was released this week.

It was listed as the 94th best in-state best value and 69th best out-of-state value based on academics and affordability.

The College of William & Mary nearly topped the list at 4th for both its in-state and out-of-state value.

The magazine compiled data from more than 500 public four-year schools, including SAT or ACT scores, admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, and four- and six-year graduation rates.

Each school was ranked as in-state and out-of-state value based on cost and financial aid, with academic quality carrying the most overall weight.

Here’s a look at how other Virginia colleges were ranked:

University of Virginia (3rd in-state, 5th out-of-state)

James Madison University (28th in-state, 33rd out-of state)

Virginia Tech (32nd in-state, 38th out-of state)

University of Mary Washington (44th in-state and out-of-state)

George Mason University (50th in-state, 68th out-of-state).

Click here for the entire Top 100 list.

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