Special Report

Most Affordable Colleges With Best Outcomes in Every State

16. Kansas: Fort Hays State University
> City: Hays
> Acceptance rate: 88.6%
> Undergraduate enrollment: 12,174
> Avg. annual cost of attendance: $16,753
> Employment rate 10 yrs. after enrollment: 90.4%
> Typical earnings 10 yrs. after enrollment: $38,200

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17. Kentucky: Northern Kentucky University
> City: Highland Heights
> Acceptance rate: 90.4%
> Undergraduate enrollment: 10,728
> Avg. annual cost of attendance: $17,377
> Employment rate 10 yrs. after enrollment: 89.1%
> Typical earnings 10 yrs. after enrollment: $37,500

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18. Louisiana: Louisiana Tech University
> City: Ruston
> Acceptance rate: 64.8%
> Undergraduate enrollment: 8,277
> Avg. annual cost of attendance: $19,225
> Employment rate 10 yrs. after enrollment: 88.9%
> Typical earnings 10 yrs. after enrollment: $41,500

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19. Maine: University of Southern Maine
> City: Portland
> Acceptance rate: 83.5%
> Undergraduate enrollment: 5,248
> Avg. annual cost of attendance: $19,306
> Employment rate 10 yrs. after enrollment: 90.4%
> Typical earnings 10 yrs. after enrollment: $38,700

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20. Maryland: University of Maryland
> City: College Park
> Acceptance rate: 44.5%
> Undergraduate enrollment: 29,273
> Avg. annual cost of attendance: $25,701
> Employment rate 10 yrs. after enrollment: 90.8%
> Typical earnings 10 yrs. after enrollment: $62,900

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