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Great Schools for Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

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

Best Liberal Arts and Sciences Schools for your money

These universities have high retention rates and strong post-graduation income for students. Schools are sorted by average price pell grant recipients pay. In-state tuition is used for public universities. Click on the school name to see a full analysis.

  1. California State University-Dominguez Hills, California – $3,221
  2. California State University-Los Angeles, California – $3,996
  3. California State University-Fresno, California – $5,874
  4. California State University-San Bernardino, California – $6,408
  5. University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee, Florida – $6,504
  6. CUNY City College, New York – $6,773
  7. California State University-Stanislaus, California – $6,889
  8. CUNY Bernard M Baruch College, New York – $7,193
  9. California State University-Fullerton, California – $8,311
  10. College of Staten Island CUNY, New York – $9,246
  11. California State University-Sacramento, California – $9,266
  12. University of North Georgia, Georgia – $9,362
  13. California State University-San Marcos, California – $9,451
  14. Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana – $9,561
  15. California State University-Long Beach, California – $9,733
  16. Farmingdale State College, New York – $9,784
  17. California State University-Monterey Bay, California – $10,925
  18. University of Washington-Bothell Campus, Washington – $11,121
  19. University of South Florida-Main Campus, Florida – $11,249
  20. University of Florida, Florida – $12,159
  21. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, California – $12,484
  22. University of California-Riverside, California – $12,645
  23. University of New Mexico-Main Campus, New Mexico – $12,827
  24. University of North Florida, Florida – $13,100
  25. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Florida – $13,212
  26. Florida International University, Florida – $13,398
  27. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus, Oklahoma – $13,538
  28. Purdue University-Main Campus, Indiana – $13,545
  29. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, Louisiana – $13,624
  30. San Francisco State University, California – $13,655
  31. Saint Peter’s University, New Jersey – $13,774
  32. California State University-Chico, California – $13,845
  33. Iowa State University, Iowa – $13,947
  34. University of Nevada-Reno, Nevada – $14,164
  35. University of Iowa, Iowa – $14,192
  36. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – $14,222
  37. Indiana University-Bloomington, Indiana – $14,303
  38. San Jose State University, California – $14,376
  39. University of Mississippi, Mississippi – $14,494
  40. San Diego State University, California – $14,585
  41. California State University-Channel Islands, California – $14,672
  42. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, North Carolina – $14,682
  43. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State DuBois, Pennsylvania – $14,772
  44. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Michigan – $14,897
  45. Harvard University, Massachusetts – $14,981
  46. Florida State University, Florida – $14,985
  47. SUNY College at Plattsburgh, New York – $14,991
  48. University of North Dakota, North Dakota – $15,045
  49. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Wisconsin – $15,069
  50. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Wisconsin – $15,093
  51. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York, Pennsylvania – $15,135
  52. East Carolina University, North Carolina – $15,203
  53. University of Houston, Texas – $15,399
  54. University of Central Florida, Florida – $15,409
  55. Ball State University, Indiana – $15,521
  56. University of Northern Iowa, Iowa – $15,666
  57. Rutgers University-Camden, New Jersey – $15,705
  58. University of Nebraska at Kearney, Nebraska – $15,768
  59. Western Washington University, Washington – $15,845
  60. University of Louisville, Kentucky – $15,968
  61. Fresno Pacific University, California – $16,020
  62. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Wisconsin – $16,021
  63. State University of New York at New Paltz, New York – $16,333
  64. Texas Tech University, Texas – $16,450
  65. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama – $16,475
  66. Georgia Southern University, Georgia – $16,480
  67. Grand Valley State University, Michigan – $16,496
  68. Sonoma State University, California – $16,721
  69. University of Delaware, Delaware – $16,736
  70. Felician University, New Jersey – $16,861
  71. University of New Hampshire at Manchester, New Hampshire – $16,868
  72. St. Joseph’s College-New York, New York – $16,976
  73. Michigan State University, Michigan – $17,120
  74. University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri – $17,157
  75. University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus, Oklahoma – $17,288
  76. William Carey University, Mississippi – $17,348
  77. Harding University, Arkansas – $17,803
  78. Grace College and Theological Seminary, Indiana – $17,809
  79. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton, Pennsylvania – $18,135
  80. University of Kansas, Kansas – $18,234
  81. SUNY Maritime College, New York – $18,248
  82. Colorado State University-Fort Collins, Colorado – $18,318
  83. The University of Texas at Austin, Texas – $18,422
  84. SUNY at Purchase College, New York – $18,597
  85. Kent State University at Kent, Ohio – $18,680
  86. Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion, Indiana – $18,773
  87. John Brown University, Arkansas – $18,777
  88. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, California – $18,845
  89. Salisbury University, Maryland – $18,887
  90. Niagara University, New York – $18,888
  91. University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, Pennsylvania – $19,053
  92. University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Massachusetts – $19,095
  93. University of South Carolina-Columbia, South Carolina – $19,095
  94. University of St Thomas, Texas – $19,161
  95. University of Virginia-Main Campus, Virginia – $19,177
  96. Stockton University, New Jersey – $19,233
  97. Augustana University, South Dakota – $19,293
  98. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Massachusetts – $19,324
  99. Georgia College & State University, Georgia – $19,370
  100. George Mason University, Virginia – $19,479
  101. Yale University, Connecticut – $19,507
  102. University of Chicago, Illinois – $19,510
  103. Cornerstone University, Michigan – $19,543
  104. University of La Verne, California – $19,863
  105. James Madison University, Virginia – $20,036
  106. Lewis University, Illinois – $20,117
  107. Andrews University, Michigan – $20,484
  108. Oregon State University, Oregon – $20,581
  109. Mercer University, Georgia – $20,704
  110. Knox College, Illinois – $20,715
  111. Longwood University, Virginia – $20,744
  112. Illinois State University, Illinois – $20,969
  113. Ramapo College of New Jersey, New Jersey – $21,022
  114. Houghton College, New York – $21,124
  115. University of Connecticut, Connecticut – $21,223
  116. Saint Vincent College, Pennsylvania – $21,326
  117. University of Evansville, Indiana – $21,336
  118. Centenary University, New Jersey – $21,402
  119. University of Mary Washington, Virginia – $21,569
  120. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – $21,656
  121. University of Northwestern-St Paul, Minnesota – $21,660
  122. West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania – $21,690
  123. Montclair State University, New Jersey – $21,727
  124. Illinois Institute of Technology, Illinois – $21,803
  125. Mercyhurst University, Pennsylvania – $21,847
  126. University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan – $21,872
  127. Gannon University, Pennsylvania – $21,929
  128. Corban University, Oregon – $21,944
  129. The College of Saint Scholastica, Minnesota – $21,995
  130. Ohio University-Main Campus, Ohio – $22,058
  131. Northwestern College, Iowa – $22,158
  132. Rowan University, New Jersey – $22,224
  133. Saint Edward’s University, Texas – $22,297
  134. Centre College, Kentucky – $22,338
  135. Drew University, New Jersey – $22,400
  136. Dordt College, Iowa – $22,430
  137. Middlebury College, Vermont – $22,775
  138. Thomas Aquinas College, California – $22,811
  139. Transylvania University, Kentucky – $22,826
  140. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks, Pennsylvania – $22,907
  141. College of Our Lady of the Elms, Massachusetts – $23,005
  142. Saint Mary’s College, Indiana – $23,016
  143. Georgian Court University, New Jersey – $23,208
  144. Colorado College, Colorado – $23,394
  145. Otterbein University, Ohio – $23,519
  146. Bellarmine University, Kentucky – $23,878
  147. Seton Hill University, Pennsylvania – $23,984
  148. Salve Regina University, Rhode Island – $24,026
  149. St Olaf College, Minnesota – $24,042
  150. St. John’s College, New Mexico – $24,056
  151. Wofford College, South Carolina – $24,083
  152. Misericordia University, Pennsylvania – $24,095
  153. Regis University, Colorado – $24,204
  154. Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus, New Jersey – $24,253
  155. Taylor University, Indiana – $24,532
  156. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona, Pennsylvania – $24,696
  157. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College, Pennsylvania – $24,699
  158. University of Richmond, Virginia – $24,699
  159. Saint Francis University, Pennsylvania – $24,700
  160. Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Maine – $24,992
  161. Fontbonne University, Missouri – $25,125
  162. Bethel University, Minnesota – $25,446
  163. Ohio Wesleyan University, Ohio – $25,568
  164. Maryville University of Saint Louis, Missouri – $25,596
  165. Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma – $25,637
  166. The Master’s University and Seminary, California – $25,794
  167. Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio – $25,815
  168. Juniata College, Pennsylvania – $25,880
  169. St Lawrence University, New York – $25,966
  170. Whitworth University, Washington – $26,394
  171. St John’s University-New York, New York – $26,531
  172. Cornell College, Iowa – $26,617
  173. Saint John Fisher College, New York – $26,827
  174. Seton Hall University, New Jersey – $27,213
  175. Azusa Pacific University, California – $27,257
  176. Rochester Institute of Technology, New York – $27,348
  177. Sarah Lawrence College, New York – $27,362
  178. Xavier University, Ohio – $27,391
  179. Regis College, Massachusetts – $27,502
  180. Springfield College, Massachusetts – $27,502
  181. Widener University, Pennsylvania – $27,792
  182. Seattle Pacific University, Washington – $28,105
  183. Molloy College, New York – $28,126
  184. Lawrence Technological University, Michigan – $28,184
  185. Assumption College, Massachusetts – $28,590
  186. Duquesne University, Pennsylvania – $28,628
  187. University of Dayton, Ohio – $28,866
  188. Lesley University, Massachusetts – $29,084
  189. Adelphi University, New York – $29,128
  190. Saint Louis University, Missouri – $29,157
  191. Georgetown University, Washington D.C. – $29,283
  192. University of Notre Dame, Indiana – $29,313
  193. St. John’s College, Maryland – $29,376
  194. University of St Thomas, Minnesota – $29,713
  195. DePaul University, Illinois – $29,752
  196. University of Miami, Florida – $30,136
  197. California Lutheran University, California – $30,329
  198. Point Loma Nazarene University, California – $30,718
  199. University of the Pacific, California – $30,829
  200. Union College, New York – $30,932
  201. University of Portland, Oregon – $31,063
  202. Washington College, Maryland – $31,101
  203. University of Redlands, California – $31,299
  204. Hofstra University, New York – $31,815
  205. Rollins College, Florida – $31,866
  206. Dominican University of California, California – $32,091
  207. Hobart William Smith Colleges, New York – $32,355
  208. University of Scranton, Pennsylvania – $32,499
  209. Merrimack College, Massachusetts – $32,742
  210. Southern Methodist University, Texas – $32,882
  211. University of the Sciences, Pennsylvania – $32,913
  212. Tulane University of Louisiana, Louisiana – $32,946
  213. Seattle University, Washington – $33,170
  214. Saint Mary’s College of California, California – $33,325
  215. Whitman College, Washington – $33,482
  216. Roger Williams University, Rhode Island – $33,720
  217. University of San Diego, California – $33,821
  218. Endicott College, Massachusetts – $33,848
  219. Saint Joseph’s University, Pennsylvania – $34,068
  220. Texas Christian University, Texas – $34,129
  221. Hampton University, Virginia – $34,173
  222. Belmont University, Tennessee – $34,327
  223. Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. – $34,542
  224. Pepperdine University, California – $34,808
  225. Westmont College, California – $34,812
  226. Fordham University, New York – $35,932
  227. Drexel University, Pennsylvania – $36,050
  228. Champlain College, Vermont – $36,409
  229. Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania – $36,613
  230. The New School, New York – $36,702
  231. Santa Clara University, California – $36,820
  232. Fairfield University, Connecticut – $36,841
  233. New York University, New York – $37,362
  234. Providence College, Rhode Island – $37,476
  235. Villanova University, Pennsylvania – $38,229
  236. Loyola Marymount University, California – $38,244
  237. Sacred Heart University, Connecticut – $38,951

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