The University Network

Great Schools

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

Colleges to consider for a 23 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. University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee, Sarasota, FL – $6,504
  2. Arizona State University-West, Glendale, AZ – $7,619
  3. Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY – $8,446
  4. Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, ID – $8,518
  5. University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA – $8,846
  6. Louisiana State University-Shreveport, Shreveport, LA – $9,158
  7. Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA – $9,561
  8. Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences, Memphis, TN – $9,592
  9. California State University-Long Beach, Long Beach, CA – $9,733
  10. The University of Tennessee-Martin, Martin, TN – $9,911
  11. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK – $10,248
  12. Murray State University, Murray, KY – $10,322
  13. Lyon College, Batesville, AR – $10,434
  14. University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA – $10,617
  15. Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO – $10,986
  16. West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV – $10,997
  17. University of Missouri-St Louis, Saint Louis, MO – $11,006
  18. The University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL – $11,040
  19. Marion Military Institute, Marion, AL – $11,051
  20. University of Washington-Bothell Campus, Bothell, WA – $11,121
  21. Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY – $11,150
  22. Morehead State University, Morehead, KY – $11,308
  23. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI – $11,366
  24. Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY – $11,578
  25. Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ – $11,581
  26. Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste Marie, MI – $11,583
  27. Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Laie, HI – $11,612
  28. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC – $11,758
  29. University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL – $12,077
  30. Brescia University, Owensboro, KY – $12,088
  31. Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO – $12,277
  32. The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX – $12,285
  33. Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI – $12,415
  34. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN – $12,417
  35. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, Pomona, CA – $12,484
  36. University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS – $12,570
  37. University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY – $12,578
  38. The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA – $12,580
  39. Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL – $12,605
  40. University of California-Riverside, Riverside, CA – $12,645
  41. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT – $12,674
  42. Emmaus Bible College, Dubuque, IA – $12,755
  43. University of Massachusetts-Boston, Boston, MA – $12,805
  44. Utah State University, Logan, UT – $12,849
  45. Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Butte, MT – $12,875
  46. University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE – $12,899
  47. The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX – $12,981
  48. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington, Abington, PA – $13,058
  49. University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL – $13,100
  50. Southern University and A & M College, Baton Rouge, LA – $13,118
  51. University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR – $13,231
  52. Augusta University, Augusta, GA – $13,467
  53. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus, Stillwater, OK – $13,538
  54. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango, Sharon, PA – $13,558
  55. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL – $13,562
  56. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI – $13,705
  57. University of North Texas, Denton, TX – $13,759
  58. The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX – $13,844
  59. Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT – $13,858
  60. The University of Montana, Missoula, MT – $13,978
  61. University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI – $14,024
  62. Calvary University, Kansas City, MO – $14,067
  63. University of Nevada-Reno, Reno, NV – $14,164
  64. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI – $14,173
  65. University of Idaho, Moscow, ID – $14,191
  66. Boise State University, Boise, ID – $14,205
  67. Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN – $14,233
  68. Newman University, Wichita, KS – $14,347
  69. San Jose State University, San Jose, CA – $14,376
  70. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC – $14,433
  71. Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL – $14,499
  72. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC – $14,665
  73. The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN – $14,673
  74. Texas State University, San Marcos, TX – $14,725
  75. Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA – $14,773
  76. Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI – $14,787
  77. University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, CO – $14,816
  78. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI – $14,880
  79. University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO – $14,889
  80. SUNY College at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY – $14,991
  81. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND – $15,045
  82. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI – $15,069
  83. Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC – $15,111
  84. SUNY College at Brockport, Brockport, NY – $15,305
  85. North Dakota State University-Main Campus, Fargo, ND – $15,394
  86. University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI – $15,452
  87. University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, WI – $15,468
  88. East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN – $15,509
  89. Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN – $15,593
  90. Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI – $15,666
  91. University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA – $15,666
  92. Missouri State University-Springfield, Springfield, MO – $15,687
  93. Bryan College-Dayton, Dayton, TN – $15,858
  94. University of Maine, Orono, ME – $15,895
  95. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI – $16,021
  96. University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO – $16,029
  97. University of Toledo, Toledo, OH – $16,050
  98. Maryville College, Maryville, TN – $16,258
  99. Washington State University, Pullman, WA – $16,278
  100. Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL – $16,304
  101. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA – $16,471
  102. Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA – $16,480
  103. Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI – $16,496
  104. Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, Ankeny, IA – $16,520
  105. Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN – $16,540
  106. University of Mary, Bismarck, ND – $16,636
  107. Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI – $16,642
  108. Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, OR – $16,687
  109. Cottey College, Nevada, MO – $16,707
  110. University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC – $16,793
  111. Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL – $16,838
  112. University of Jamestown, Jamestown, ND – $16,848
  113. University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, MN – $16,850
  114. University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Manchester, NH – $16,868
  115. Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN – $16,882
  116. SUNY at Albany, Albany, NY – $16,888
  117. Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC – $16,939
  118. Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, MA – $16,960
  119. St. Joseph’s College-New York, Brooklyn, NY – $16,976
  120. SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY – $17,009
  121. University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD – $17,078
  122. Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, TN – $17,232
  123. Wingate University, Wingate, NC – $17,326
  124. University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg, Greensburg, PA – $17,342
  125. William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS – $17,348
  126. University of Akron Main Campus, Akron, OH – $17,424
  127. Loras College, Dubuque, IA – $17,540
  128. Towson University, Towson, MD – $17,628
  129. Wichita State University, Wichita, KS – $17,640
  130. Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL – $17,664
  131. Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH – $17,720
  132. Dominican University, River Forest, IL – $17,756
  133. Grace College and Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN – $17,809
  134. Winona State University, Winona, MN – $17,845
  135. University of St Francis, Joliet, IL – $17,854
  136. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA – $17,923
  137. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI – $17,940
  138. University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL – $18,000
  139. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver, Monaca, PA – $18,021
  140. Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK – $18,030
  141. Framingham State University, Framingham, MA – $18,071
  142. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN – $18,096
  143. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton, Hazleton, PA – $18,135
  144. Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID – $18,203
  145. Stephens College, Columbia, MO – $18,254
  146. Albion College, Albion, MI – $18,307
  147. Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA – $18,333
  148. Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA – $18,347
  149. Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL – $18,349
  150. West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV – $18,420
  151. Citadel Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, SC – $18,430
  152. Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA – $18,539
  153. Converse College, Spartanburg, SC – $18,543
  154. SUNY at Purchase College, Purchase, NY – $18,597
  155. Kent State University at Kent, Kent, OH – $18,680
  156. Wells College, Aurora, NY – $18,765
  157. Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion, Marion, IN – $18,773
  158. Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health, Omaha, NE – $18,826
  159. Niagara University, Niagara University, NY – $18,888
  160. Hastings College, Hastings, NE – $18,952
  161. Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI – $18,954
  162. Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD – $19,003
  163. University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, Johnstown, PA – $19,053
  164. Northwest University, Kirkland, WA – $19,054
  165. SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY – $19,101
  166. Worcester State University, Worcester, MA – $19,113
  167. University of St Thomas, Houston, TX – $19,161
  168. Bethel College-Indiana, Mishawaka, IN – $19,249
  169. Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA – $19,370
  170. Concordia University-Nebraska, Seward, NE – $19,450
  171. Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI – $19,581
  172. Erskine College, Due West, SC – $19,629
  173. Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA – $19,861
  174. University of La Verne, La Verne, CA – $19,863
  175. Anderson University, Anderson, SC – $19,870
  176. Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA – $19,916
  177. The University of Findlay, Findlay, OH – $19,923
  178. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, MN – $19,940
  179. Westminster College, Fulton, MO – $19,940
  180. Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY – $19,953
  181. Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL – $19,992
  182. Ripon College, Ripon, WI – $20,041
  183. Lewis University, Romeoville, IL – $20,117
  184. Capitol Technology University, Laurel, MD – $20,174
  185. Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA – $20,177
  186. Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL – $20,389
  187. Trinity International University-Illinois, Deerfield, IL – $20,416
  188. University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD – $20,650
  189. Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA – $20,721
  190. Saint Martin’s University, Lacey, WA – $20,795
  191. Clarkson College, Omaha, NE – $20,825
  192. Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, IN – $20,832
  193. Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX – $20,938
  194. Illinois State University, Normal, IL – $20,969
  195. Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ – $21,022
  196. Millikin University, Decatur, IL – $21,049
  197. South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD – $21,070
  198. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA – $21,136
  199. Ashland University, Ashland, OH – $21,161
  200. Alfred University, Alfred, NY – $21,221
  201. Baker University, Baldwin City, KS – $21,224
  202. Central College, Pella, IA – $21,233
  203. University of Mount Union, Alliance, OH – $21,247
  204. Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA – $21,326
  205. Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN – $21,332
  206. Alma College, Alma, MI – $21,351
  207. Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME – $21,440
  208. Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA – $21,643
  209. University of Northwestern-St Paul, Saint Paul, MN – $21,660
  210. West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA – $21,690
  211. Walla Walla University, College Place, WA – $21,729
  212. York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA – $21,734
  213. Morningside College, Sioux City, IA – $21,738
  214. Manchester University, North Manchester, IN – $21,742
  215. Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA – $21,759
  216. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto, Mont Alto, PA – $21,779
  217. University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN – $21,797
  218. Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL – $21,850
  219. Flagler College-St Augustine, Saint Augustine, FL – $21,862
  220. Evangel University, Springfield, MO – $21,913
  221. Florida College, Temple Terrace, FL – $21,915
  222. Gannon University, Erie, PA – $21,929
  223. Corban University, Salem, OR – $21,944
  224. The College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, MN – $21,995
  225. Ohio University-Main Campus, Athens, OH – $22,058
  226. Lindenwood University, Saint Charles, MO – $22,131
  227. Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY – $22,192
  228. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX – $22,539
  229. Wartburg College, Waverly, IA – $22,599
  230. Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE – $22,719
  231. Doane University-Arts & Sciences, Crete, NE – $22,724
  232. Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL – $22,823
  233. Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA – $22,887
  234. Simpson College, Indianola, IA – $22,964
  235. St Bonaventure University, Saint Bonaventure, NY – $23,047
  236. Clarke University, Dubuque, IA – $23,468
  237. Otterbein University, Westerville, OH – $23,519
  238. Carroll University, Waukesha, WI – $23,579
  239. Saint Ambrose University, Davenport, IA – $23,766
  240. Edgewood College, Madison, WI – $23,839
  241. Misericordia University, Dallas, PA – $24,095
  242. Regis University, Denver, CO – $24,204
  243. Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA – $24,259
  244. Bryan College of Health Sciences, Lincoln, NE – $24,331
  245. Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA – $24,532
  246. Meredith College, Raleigh, NC – $24,593
  247. Concordia University-Irvine, Irvine, CA – $24,597
  248. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College, Erie, PA – $24,699
  249. Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA – $24,700
  250. Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA – $24,858
  251. Whittier College, Whittier, CA – $25,008
  252. Marietta College, Marietta, OH – $25,081
  253. Fontbonne University, Saint Louis, MO – $25,125
  254. Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA – $25,191
  255. Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA – $25,240
  256. Concordia University-Wisconsin, Mequon, WI – $25,324
  257. Trine University, Angola, IN – $25,371
  258. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX – $25,624
  259. Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC – $26,444
  260. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Philadelphia, PA – $26,563
  261. Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN – $26,710
  262. Saint John Fisher College, Rochester, NY – $26,827
  263. Iona College, New Rochelle, NY – $27,121
  264. Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA – $27,257
  265. George Fox University, Newberg, OR – $27,281
  266. LIU Post, Brookville, NY – $27,743
  267. Widener University, Chester, PA – $27,792
  268. Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA – $27,861
  269. Roanoke College, Salem, VA – $28,096
  270. Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA – $28,105
  271. Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY – $28,126
  272. Suffolk University, Boston, MA – $28,447
  273. Pace University-New York, New York, NY – $28,862
  274. Lesley University, Cambridge, MA – $29,084
  275. Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ – $29,086
  276. Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH – $29,243
  277. University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT – $29,611
  278. Webster University, Saint Louis, MO – $29,710
  279. Becker College, Worcester, MA – $29,792
  280. Woodbury University, Burbank, CA – $30,483
  281. Biola University, La Mirada, CA – $30,791
  282. University of New Haven, West Haven, CT – $30,976
  283. Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA – $32,091
  284. University of New England, Biddeford, ME – $32,229
  285. Carthage College, Kenosha, WI – $33,435
  286. College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI – $33,976
  287. Spelman College, Atlanta, GA – $36,362
  288. MCPHS University, Boston, MA – $36,473
  289. High Point University, High Point, NC – $38,492
  290. Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA – $39,690
  291. School of Visual Arts, New York, NY – $40,091

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