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Great Schools

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

Colleges to consider for a 21 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. Louisiana State University-Alexandria, Alexandria, LA – $7,941
  2. Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR – $8,195
  3. California State University-Fullerton, Fullerton, CA – $8,311
  4. Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, OK – $8,357
  5. Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK – $8,661
  6. Indiana University-Northwest, Gary, IN – $8,760
  7. University of Wisconsin Colleges, Madison, WI – $8,984
  8. Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK – $9,025
  9. Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO – $9,158
  10. Purdue University-North Central Campus, Westville, IN – $9,245
  11. University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA – $9,362
  12. California State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, CA – $9,451
  13. Marshall University, Huntington, WV – $9,465
  14. New Mexico State University-Main Campus, Las Cruces, NM – $9,571
  15. Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY – $9,784
  16. Indiana University-Kokomo, Kokomo, IN – $9,876
  17. Wright State University-Lake Campus, Celina, OH – $9,925
  18. The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Wise, VA – $10,009
  19. Indiana University-South Bend, South Bend, IN – $10,077
  20. Texas A & M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX – $10,121
  21. University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA – $10,191
  22. Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS – $10,224
  23. Tennessee Wesleyan University, Athens, TN – $10,260
  24. Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX – $10,383
  25. Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN – $10,416
  26. SUNY College at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY – $10,448
  27. Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR – $10,575
  28. McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA – $10,722
  29. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV – $10,726
  30. Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX – $10,728
  31. Minot State University, Minot, ND – $10,817
  32. Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV – $10,939
  33. Purdue University-Calumet Campus, Hammond, IN – $10,990
  34. Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID – $11,027
  35. Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA – $11,106
  36. University of North Alabama, Florence, AL – $11,127
  37. Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Texarkana, TX – $11,211
  38. Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA – $11,222
  39. Southern Arkansas University Main Campus, Magnolia, AR – $11,452
  40. Troy University, Troy, AL – $11,479
  41. University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI – $11,548
  42. Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH – $11,827
  43. Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK – $11,864
  44. University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI – $11,912
  45. Valley City State University, Valley City, ND – $11,920
  46. Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro, KY – $12,147
  47. Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN – $12,173
  48. Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Natchitoches, LA – $12,182
  49. Cleary University, Howell, MI – $12,246
  50. West Texas A & M University, Canyon, TX – $12,257
  51. Mayville State University, Mayville, ND – $12,317
  52. University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN – $12,322
  53. Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN – $12,425
  54. Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI – $12,505
  55. Stephen F Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX – $12,595
  56. Delta State University, Cleveland, MS – $12,717
  57. University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK – $12,794
  58. University of New Mexico-Main Campus, Albuquerque, NM – $12,827
  59. Lamar University, Beaumont, TX – $12,873
  60. Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA – $13,087
  61. Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI – $13,136
  62. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL – $13,212
  63. University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL – $13,227
  64. Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN – $13,247
  65. University of Minnesota-Crookston, Crookston, MN – $13,270
  66. University of Memphis, Memphis, TN – $13,306
  67. University of Wisconsin-Superior, Superior, WI – $13,314
  68. University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR – $13,357
  69. Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS – $13,446
  70. Blackburn College, Carlinville, IL – $13,452
  71. Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA – $13,515
  72. Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, Concord, NC – $13,616
  73. San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA – $13,655
  74. Louisiana College, Pineville, LA – $13,665
  75. Emporia State University, Emporia, KS – $13,666
  76. Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX – $13,670
  77. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly, Lemont Furnace, PA – $13,720
  78. California State University-Chico, Chico, CA – $13,845
  79. West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV – $13,962
  80. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington, New Kensington, PA – $14,063
  81. Colorado State University-Pueblo, Pueblo, CO – $14,068
  82. Medaille College, Buffalo, NY – $14,077
  83. Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA – $14,132
  84. Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI – $14,165
  85. Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, OH – $14,172
  86. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Brandywine, Media, PA – $14,271
  87. Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, MN – $14,376
  88. St Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, NY – $14,391
  89. University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX – $14,411
  90. Madonna University, Livonia, MI – $14,458
  91. University of South Carolina-Upstate, Spartanburg, SC – $14,478
  92. Central Baptist College, Conway, AR – $14,512
  93. University of South Carolina-Aiken, Aiken, SC – $14,589
  94. University of South Carolina-Beaufort, Bluffton, SC – $14,636
  95. Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD – $14,667
  96. University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL – $14,755
  97. Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN – $14,926
  98. University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME – $14,994
  99. Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, AL – $15,053
  100. Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA – $15,076
  101. Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL – $15,110
  102. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York, York, PA – $15,135
  103. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI – $15,192
  104. East Carolina University, Greenville, NC – $15,203
  105. SUNY College of Technology at Alfred, Alfred, NY – $15,230
  106. Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA – $15,280
  107. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL – $15,404
  108. Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN – $15,418
  109. Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, KY – $15,438
  110. Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mankato, MN – $15,455
  111. Ball State University, Muncie, IN – $15,521
  112. SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, Cobleskill, NY – $15,634
  113. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny, McKeesport, PA – $15,651
  114. Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX – $15,740
  115. Portland State University, Portland, OR – $15,762
  116. University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE – $15,768
  117. Wright State University-Main Campus, Dayton, OH – $15,769
  118. Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD – $15,793
  119. Dakota State University, Madison, SD – $15,803
  120. Williams Baptist College, Walnut Ridge, AR – $15,882
  121. Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA – $15,920
  122. University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI – $15,929
  123. Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA – $16,020
  124. Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO – $16,028
  125. Graceland University-Lamoni, Lamoni, IA – $16,201
  126. Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC – $16,267
  127. Mount Saint Joseph University, Cincinnati, OH – $16,280
  128. Tusculum College, Greeneville, TN – $16,290
  129. University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD – $16,300
  130. University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, AR – $16,344
  131. Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY – $16,380
  132. Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI – $16,382
  133. Piedmont College, Demorest, GA – $16,438
  134. Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO – $16,481
  135. Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT – $16,576
  136. Columbia College, Columbia, SC – $16,709
  137. Ohio Valley University, Vienna, WV – $16,714
  138. Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA – $16,721
  139. Castleton University, Castleton, VT – $16,750
  140. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI – $16,824
  141. Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH – $16,828
  142. Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT – $16,931
  143. St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX – $16,947
  144. Waldorf University, Forest City, IA – $16,954
  145. Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO – $17,012
  146. Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO – $17,013
  147. Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL – $17,022
  148. Westfield State University, Westfield, MA – $17,058
  149. Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN – $17,104
  150. Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH – $17,128
  151. Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, VA – $17,157
  152. University of Charleston, Charleston, WV – $17,170
  153. Rochester College, Rochester Hills, MI – $17,269
  154. Aurora University, Aurora, IL – $17,557
  155. University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN – $17,579
  156. Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Columbus, OH – $17,583
  157. University of Pittsburgh-Bradford, Bradford, PA – $17,613
  158. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Carbondale, IL – $17,660
  159. Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, MI – $17,699
  160. Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA – $17,710
  161. Greenville University, Greenville, IL – $17,715
  162. McPherson College, McPherson, KS – $17,754
  163. Nyack College, Nyack, NY – $17,830
  164. Salem State University, Salem, MA – $17,856
  165. Caldwell University, Caldwell, NJ – $17,899
  166. University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, KY – $17,901
  167. Alderson Broaddus University, Philippi, WV – $17,902
  168. University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, KS – $17,914
  169. Oakland City University, Oakland City, IN – $17,935
  170. Brenau University, Gainesville, GA – $18,014
  171. Shorter University, Rome, GA – $18,019
  172. Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD – $18,052
  173. Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA – $18,117
  174. Chaminade University of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI – $18,161
  175. Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA – $18,194
  176. Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, Bowling Green, OH – $18,272
  177. Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX – $18,288
  178. Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Mansfield, PA – $18,292
  179. Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL – $18,298
  180. Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV – $18,343
  181. Friends University, Wichita, KS – $18,348
  182. Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA – $18,357
  183. MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS – $18,374
  184. East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, East Stroudsburg, PA – $18,413
  185. North Central University, Minneapolis, MN – $18,548
  186. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, PA – $18,557
  187. Concordia College-New York, Bronxville, NY – $18,563
  188. Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA – $18,687
  189. Walsh University, North Canton, OH – $18,756
  190. Muskingum University, New Concord, OH – $18,788
  191. Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, KY – $18,816
  192. Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS – $18,827
  193. Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA – $18,828
  194. Manhattan Christian College, Manhattan, KS – $18,875
  195. Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, Baton Rouge, LA – $18,876
  196. Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, SD – $18,878
  197. The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Cincinnati, OH – $18,954
  198. Quincy University, Quincy, IL – $18,960
  199. Rocky Mountain College, Billings, MT – $19,014
  200. McKendree University, Lebanon, IL – $19,029
  201. Catawba College, Salisbury, NC – $19,046
  202. Grand View University, Des Moines, IA – $19,132
  203. Cairn University-Langhorne, Langhorne, PA – $19,150
  204. Keene State College, Keene, NH – $19,196
  205. Stockton University, Galloway, NJ – $19,233
  206. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock, PA – $19,239
  207. Sterling College, Sterling, KS – $19,275
  208. Missouri Baptist University, Saint Louis, MO – $19,308
  209. North Park University, Chicago, IL – $19,366
  210. Northwest Christian University, Eugene, OR – $19,377
  211. Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA – $19,382
  212. University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO – $19,387
  213. Montreat College, Montreat, NC – $19,400
  214. Concordia University-Chicago, River Forest, IL – $19,540
  215. Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI – $19,543
  216. Armstrong State University, Savannah, GA – $19,563
  217. Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Canton, OH – $19,639
  218. Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO – $19,650
  219. Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH – $19,716
  220. Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, TX – $19,753
  221. Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN – $19,783
  222. Hope International University, Fullerton, CA – $19,891
  223. Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA – $19,894
  224. Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL – $19,944
  225. Reinhardt University, Waleska, GA – $19,950
  226. Huntington University, Huntington, IN – $20,021
  227. Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, PA – $20,220
  228. Kentucky Christian University, Grayson, KY – $20,257
  229. Concordia University Texas, Austin, TX – $20,323
  230. Huntingdon College, Montgomery, AL – $20,359
  231. Eureka College, Eureka, IL – $20,426
  232. William Woods University, Fulton, MO – $20,461
  233. Union College, Lincoln, NE – $20,535
  234. Southern Virginia University, Buena Vista, VA – $20,558
  235. Simpson University, Redding, CA – $20,574
  236. Marian University, Indianapolis, IN – $20,575
  237. Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Fayette, MO – $20,615
  238. Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, PA – $20,676
  239. Longwood University, Farmville, VA – $20,744
  240. Avila University, Kansas City, MO – $20,765
  241. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Shippensburg, PA – $20,796
  242. Mount Marty College, Yankton, SD – $20,813
  243. Midway University, Midway, KY – $20,903
  244. Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK – $21,001
  245. Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science, Cincinnati, OH – $21,049
  246. Eastern University, Saint Davids, PA – $21,063
  247. Franklin College, Franklin, IN – $21,098
  248. Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH – $21,198
  249. Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, TX – $21,201
  250. William Jessup University, Rocklin, CA – $21,280
  251. Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA – $21,296
  252. Spalding University, Louisville, KY – $21,436
  253. St Catherine University, Saint Paul, MN – $21,529
  254. University of Mobile, Mobile, AL – $21,533
  255. Olivet College, Olivet, MI – $21,597
  256. Crown College, Saint Bonifacius, MN – $21,821
  257. Concordia University-Portland, Portland, OR – $21,918
  258. Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA – $21,993
  259. Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS – $22,098
  260. Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, NC – $22,110
  261. LaGrange College, Lagrange, GA – $22,110
  262. Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC – $22,124
  263. Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN – $22,232
  264. Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL – $22,355
  265. Southwestern College, Winfield, KS – $22,361
  266. Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA – $22,405
  267. Anderson University, Anderson, IN – $22,486
  268. Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH – $22,570
  269. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks, Reading, PA – $22,907
  270. Northwood University, Midland, MI – $22,995
  271. College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA – $23,005
  272. University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, VA – $23,086
  273. Malone University, Canton, OH – $23,091
  274. Wilmington College, Wilmington, OH – $23,111
  275. Rockford University, Rockford, IL – $23,231
  276. Midland University, Fremont, NE – $23,518
  277. Limestone College, Gaffney, SC – $23,519
  278. Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY – $23,785
  279. Lasell College, Newton, MA – $23,873
  280. Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL – $23,916
  281. Judson University, Elgin, IL – $23,993
  282. Cabrini University, Radnor, PA – $24,072
  283. Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX – $24,116
  284. Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS – $24,173
  285. Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus, Madison, NJ – $24,253
  286. Marymount University, Arlington, VA – $24,259
  287. University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT – $24,272
  288. Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Bartlesville, OK – $24,315
  289. Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach, VA – $24,505
  290. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona, Altoona, PA – $24,696
  291. Defiance College, Defiance, OH – $24,705
  292. Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Standish, ME – $24,992
  293. Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH – $25,117
  294. Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, IN – $25,184
  295. Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY – $25,299
  296. Alvernia University, Reading, PA – $25,398
  297. Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX – $25,596
  298. Hiram College, Hiram, OH – $25,614
  299. Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC – $25,649
  300. Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY – $25,697
  301. Menlo College, Atherton, CA – $25,875
  302. Adrian College, Adrian, MI – $26,006
  303. Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, TX – $26,271
  304. La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA – $26,577
  305. Linfield College-McMinnville Campus, McMinnville, OR – $26,979
  306. Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD – $27,470
  307. Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ – $27,514
  308. Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA – $27,582
  309. Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA – $27,823
  310. Vanguard University of Southern California, Costa Mesa, CA – $27,947
  311. Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX – $28,240
  312. Curry College, Milton, MA – $28,986
  313. California Baptist University, Riverside, CA – $29,047
  314. Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA – $29,647
  315. Watkins College of Art Design & Film, Nashville, TN – $29,842
  316. Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD – $29,855
  317. Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL – $32,560
  318. Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA – $33,184
  319. The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY – $33,696
  320. Hampton University, Hampton, VA – $34,173
  321. Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL – $34,863
  322. LIM College, New York, NY – $35,879

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