Special Report

Most Affordable Colleges With Best Outcomes in Every State

Source: University of North Alabama

1. Alabama: University of North Alabama
> City: Florence
> Acceptance rate: 70.2%
> Undergraduate enrollment: 5,771
> Avg. annual cost of attendance: $18,223
> Employment rate 10 yrs. after enrollment: 86.0%
> Typical earnings 10 yrs. after enrollment: $37,800

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Source: University of Alaska Anchorage

2. Alaska: University of Alaska Anchorage
> City: Anchorage
> Acceptance rate: 82.8%
> Undergraduate enrollment: 11,332
> Avg. annual cost of attendance: $19,126
> Employment rate 10 yrs. after enrollment: 83.4%
> Typical earnings 10 yrs. after enrollment: $45,400

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3. Arizona: University of Arizona
> City: Tucson
> Acceptance rate: 83.6%
> Undergraduate enrollment: 33,428
> Avg. annual cost of attendance: $26,157
> Employment rate 10 yrs. after enrollment: 88.9%
> Typical earnings 10 yrs. after enrollment: $47,300

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4. Arkansas: University of Arkansas
> City: Fayetteville
> Acceptance rate: 66.0%
> Undergraduate enrollment: 22,763
> Avg. annual cost of attendance: $22,122
> Employment rate 10 yrs. after enrollment: 87.9%
> Typical earnings 10 yrs. after enrollment: $44,900

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5. California: California Polytechnic State University
> City: San Luis Obispo
> Acceptance rate: 34.6%
> Undergraduate enrollment: 21,303
> Avg. annual cost of attendance: $25,960
> Employment rate 10 yrs. after enrollment: 90.8%
> Typical earnings 10 yrs. after enrollment: $66,900

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