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Great Schools

Each of these schools outperforms the median for post-graduation salaries!

Colleges to consider for a 18 ACT score:

Universities are sorted by the average price paid by students who received Pell Grants last year. In-state tuition is used for public universities. Click on the school name to see a full analysis.

  1. New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM – $2,563
  2. California State University-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA – $3,996
  3. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX – $4,192
  4. California State University-Fresno, Fresno, CA – $5,874
  5. California State University-San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA – $6,408
  6. Texas A & M International University, Laredo, TX – $6,429
  7. California State University-Northridge, Northridge, CA – $6,569
  8. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX – $6,967
  9. The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX – $7,058
  10. East Central University, Ada, OK – $7,196
  11. University of South Carolina-Lancaster, Lancaster, SC – $7,537
  12. University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX – $7,932
  13. University of South Carolina-Sumter, Sumter, SC – $8,708
  14. University of Washington-Tacoma Campus, Tacoma, WA – $8,829
  15. Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX – $9,027
  16. California State University-Sacramento, Sacramento, CA – $9,266
  17. North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, NC – $10,397
  18. Rhode Island College, Providence, RI – $10,480
  19. Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC – $10,849
  20. Indiana University-Southeast, New Albany, IN – $10,913
  21. Francis Marion University, Florence, SC – $11,176
  22. University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC – $11,550
  23. Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN – $11,837
  24. Columbus State University, Columbus, GA – $12,442
  25. SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY – $12,454
  26. Texas A & M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX – $12,568
  27. Montana State University-Northern, Havre, MT – $12,590
  28. SUNY College of Technology at Canton, Canton, NY – $12,784
  29. Chicago State University, Chicago, IL – $13,016
  30. Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO – $13,270
  31. Glenville State College, Glenville, WV – $13,355
  32. Lander University, Greenwood, SC – $13,569
  33. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Worthington Scranton, Dunmore, PA – $13,587
  34. University of Maine at Fort Kent, Fort Kent, ME – $13,612
  35. Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA – $13,706
  36. Saint Peter’s University, Jersey City, NJ – $13,774
  37. University of Holy Cross, New Orleans, LA – $14,117
  38. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Lehman, PA – $14,222
  39. Adams State University, Alamosa, CO – $14,275
  40. Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR – $14,607
  41. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA – $14,612
  42. University of Mount Olive, Mount Olive, NC – $14,750
  43. Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX – $14,867
  44. Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX – $14,891
  45. Johnson State College, Johnson, VT – $15,064
  46. Bethel University, McKenzie, TN – $15,116
  47. University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA – $15,212
  48. Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX – $15,294
  49. Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA – $15,304
  50. York College, York, NE – $15,471
  51. Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT – $15,615
  52. Trinity Baptist College, Jacksonville, FL – $15,744
  53. Urbana University, Urbana, OH – $16,063
  54. University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD – $16,069
  55. Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL – $16,285
  56. College of Mount Saint Vincent, Bronx, NY – $16,307
  57. Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR – $16,411
  58. Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA – $16,424
  59. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill, Schuylkill Haven, PA – $16,437
  60. Emmanuel College, Franklin Springs, GA – $16,614
  61. Felician University, Lodi, NJ – $16,861
  62. Morrisville State College, Morrisville, NY – $16,901
  63. Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD – $16,918
  64. St Thomas University, Miami Gardens, FL – $17,019
  65. Governors State University, University Park, IL – $17,106
  66. Warner University, Lake Wales, FL – $17,107
  67. College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ – $17,396
  68. Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, NC – $17,619
  69. Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA – $17,634
  70. Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI – $17,738
  71. Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ – $17,752
  72. Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV – $17,814
  73. Delaware State University, Dover, DE – $17,956
  74. North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC – $17,960
  75. Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX – $18,127
  76. Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA – $18,271
  77. Adventist University of Health Sciences, Orlando, FL – $18,345
  78. Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ – $18,419
  79. Randall University, Moore, OK – $18,468
  80. Dillard University, New Orleans, LA – $18,481
  81. Kean University, Union, NJ – $18,492
  82. Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA – $18,567
  83. Washington Adventist University, Takoma Park, MD – $18,736
  84. Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus, Indiana, PA – $18,902
  85. Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, TX – $19,342
  86. D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY – $19,398
  87. California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA – $19,480
  88. Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX – $19,547
  89. MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL – $19,577
  90. Dominican College of Blauvelt, Orangeburg, NY – $19,582
  91. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA – $19,680
  92. University of the Southwest, Hobbs, NM – $19,725
  93. Presentation College, Aberdeen, SD – $19,752
  94. Newberry College, Newberry, SC – $19,838
  95. Barry University, Miami, FL – $20,198
  96. East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, TX – $20,500
  97. University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX – $20,520
  98. St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY – $20,654
  99. William Penn University, Oskaloosa, IA – $20,755
  100. Post University, Waterbury, CT – $20,783
  101. Holy Names University, Oakland, CA – $20,994
  102. McMurry University, Abilene, TX – $21,020
  103. American International College, Springfield, MA – $21,024
  104. La Roche College, Pittsburgh, PA – $21,098
  105. Lakeland University, Plymouth, WI – $21,229
  106. Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH – $21,244
  107. Marian University, Fond Du Lac, WI – $21,296
  108. Centenary University, Hackettstown, NJ – $21,402
  109. Notre Dame College, Cleveland, OH – $21,494
  110. Barton College, Wilson, NC – $21,511
  111. University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA – $21,623
  112. Bluefield College, Bluefield, VA – $21,779
  113. Neumann University, Aston, PA – $21,822
  114. Keystone College, La Plume, PA – $22,033
  115. William Peace University, Raleigh, NC – $22,052
  116. Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA – $22,054
  117. La Sierra University, Riverside, CA – $22,259
  118. Bethany College, Bethany, WV – $22,552
  119. Thiel College, Greenville, PA – $22,813
  120. Southern Vermont College, Bennington, VT – $23,096
  121. Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ – $23,208
  122. Gwynedd Mercy University, Gwynedd Valley, PA – $23,598
  123. Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA – $23,798
  124. Dallas Christian College, Dallas, TX – $23,898
  125. Averett University, Danville, VA – $24,083
  126. St. Andrews University, Laurinburg, NC – $24,435
  127. Webber International University, Babson Park, FL – $24,680
  128. Iowa Wesleyan University, Mount Pleasant, IA – $24,802
  129. Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC – $26,615
  130. Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH – $26,795
  131. Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV – $26,861
  132. Wheelock College, Boston, MA – $28,011
  133. Life University, Marietta, GA – $28,281
  134. Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA – $28,375
  135. Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, CA – $28,527
  136. Fisk University, Nashville, TN – $28,719
  137. San Diego Christian College, Santee, CA – $30,032
  138. Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC – $30,574
  139. Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA – $32,845
  140. New York School of Interior Design, New York, NY – $34,794

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