Forbes recently ranked the top schools in the country by state, and considering that in-state tuition will save you a TON when deciding where you want to go, this list could come in serious handy.
In fact, according to the annual American Freshman: National Norms survey, 57% of students choose schools within 100 miles or less from their home, and about three-quarters of U.S. college kids attend in-state schools.
Naturally my alma mater, Fairleigh Dickinson University is the top school in New Jersey…jk; I’m sure no one even knows what that is. Somehow a little known school called Princeton University snuck into that spot. Humph.
Take a look at below, and see if your university made the cut:
Alabama: Auburn University Alaska: University of Alaska, Fairbanks Arizona: University of Arizona Arkansas: Hendrix College California: Pomona College Colorado: United State Air Force Academy Connecticut: Yale University Delaware: University of Delaware Florida: University of Florida Georgia: Emory University Hawaii: University of Hawaii, Manoa Idaho: College of Idaho Illinois: Northwestern University Indiana: University of Notre Dame Iowa: Grinnell College Kansas: University of Kansas Kentucky: Centre College Louisiana: Tulane University Maine: Bowdoin College Maryland: United States Naval Academy Massachusetts: Williams College Michigan: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Minnesota: Carleton College Mississippi: Millsaps College Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis Montana: Carroll College Nebraska: Creighton University Nevada: University of Nevada, Reno New Hampshire: Dartmouth College New Jersey: Princeton University New Mexico: Saint John’s College New York: United States Military Academy North Carolina: Duke University North Dakota: University of North Dakota Ohio: Oberlin College Oklahoma: University of Tulsa Oregon: Reed College Pennsylvania: Swarthmore College Rhode Island: Brown University South Carolina: Wofford College South Dakota: University of South Dakota Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Texas: Rice University Utah: Brigham Young University Vermont: Middlebury College Virginia: Washington and Lee University Washington: Whitman College West Virginia: West Virginia University Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin, Madison Wyoming: University of Wyoming Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University