Special Report

Most Affordable Colleges With Best Outcomes in Every State

Source: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

41. South Dakota: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
> City: Rapid City
> Acceptance rate: 83.4%
> Undergraduate enrollment: 2,295
> Avg. annual cost of attendance: $23,835
> Employment rate 10 yrs. after enrollment: 91.0%
> Typical earnings 10 yrs. after enrollment: $56,500

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Source: The University of Tennessee at Martin

42. Tennessee: The University of Tennessee-Martin
> City: Martin
> Acceptance rate: 61.5%
> Undergraduate enrollment: 5,522
> Avg. annual cost of attendance: $19,666
> Employment rate 10 yrs. after enrollment: 88.6%
> Typical earnings 10 yrs. after enrollment: $36,200

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43. Texas: The University of Texas at Austin
> City: Austin
> Acceptance rate: 36.5%
> Undergraduate enrollment: 39,965
> Avg. annual cost of attendance: $24,933
> Employment rate 10 yrs. after enrollment: 91.8%
> Typical earnings 10 yrs. after enrollment: $58,200

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44. Utah: Weber State University
> City: Ogden
> Acceptance rate: N/A
> Undergraduate enrollment: 16,947
> Avg. annual cost of attendance: $15,054
> Employment rate 10 yrs. after enrollment: 84.4%
> Typical earnings 10 yrs. after enrollment: $44,500

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45. Vermont: Castleton University
> City: Castleton
> Acceptance rate: 81.5%
> Undergraduate enrollment: 1,757
> Avg. annual cost of attendance: $23,173
> Employment rate 10 yrs. after enrollment: 94.7%
> Typical earnings 10 yrs. after enrollment: $37,900

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