Public Colleges Ranking Overview

University of California-Los Angeles ranked first and University of California-Berkeley ranked second in Public Colleges rankings. The 2020 average tuition & fees of the schools is $9,964 for state residents and $22,087 for out-of-state students. The average number of student population is 15,139 and the average student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Below statements are summarizing average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for Public Colleges. For the statistics, we include top 20 schools out of total 100 Public Colleges.
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Best Public Colleges Comparison Table

RankCollege NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
1University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$43,003$28,1311,41512%44,53792%18 to 1
2University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
$44,066$29,3471,43016%42,50193%20 to 1
3United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
--1,3508%4,51292%8 to 1
4University of Virginia-Main Campus
Charlottesville, VA
$53,627$32,3941,43024%24,63995%15 to 1
5University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
$36,159$30,2481,40523%30,01191%13 to 1
6University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
$54,097$49,5481,43523%46,71693%11 to 1
7Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Atlanta, GA
$33,964$31,3341,40521%32,72390%18 to 1
8United States Military Academy
West Point, NY
--1,27012%4,58985%7 to 1
9University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA
$44,402$28,6311,37031%37,88787%19 to 1
10New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Socorro, NM
$24,190$25,6021,27580%1,89550%8 to 1
11United States Air Force Academy
USAF Academy, CO
--1,33511%4,33685%8 to 1
12University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
$44,160$28,6701,35530%25,97683%22 to 1
13University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA
$43,507$28,4561,29527%36,03284%18 to 1
14University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
$28,659$30,1301,39037%52,21888%18 to 1
15University of California-Davis
Davis, CA
$44,351$28,7001,29039%38,16787%20 to 1
16University of Maryland-College Park
College Park, MD
$36,891$30,8851,37544%41,20087%18 to 1
17University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI
$38,630$25,5231,39054%43,46388%17 to 1
18University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle, WA
$39,114$30,2941,34552%47,40084%19 to 1
19University of Georgia
Athens, GA
$31,120$27,4761,33045%38,65287%17 to 1
20William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA
$46,854$34,8001,41538%8,81790%11 to 1
21University of New Hampshire at Manchester
Manchester, NH
$33,088$16,0181,10591%75048%10 to 1
22University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL
$36,720$30,0831,34059%49,70285%20 to 1
23Purdue University-Main Campus
West Lafayette, IN
$28,794$28,7941,31560%44,47482%13 to 1
24Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
$21,683$26,7071,27036%41,00583%21 to 1
25The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
$40,032$22,8861,35532%51,83286%18 to 1
26Ohio State University-Main Campus
Columbus, OH
$33,502$37,1411,35554%61,17086%19 to 1
27University of Delaware
Newark, DE
$36,090$35,1921,25571%24,12081%15 to 1
28University of California-Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
$43,779$28,9521,29051%19,70075%19 to 1
29Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA
$32,893$30,5471,28570%34,68386%14 to 1
30North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
$29,220$28,9991,33545%35,47982%14 to 1
31Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
University Park, PA
$35,514$38,7281,19076%46,81071%14 to 1
32California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA
$25,971$21,0091,34028%22,01382%21 to 1
33University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
$40,502$41,5761,30549%27,41284%16 to 1
34Texas A & M University-College Station
College Station, TX
$40,526$22,7431,27558%68,67982%20 to 1
35Arizona State University-Tempe
Tempe, AZ
$29,428$27,0481,24086%51,58563%19 to 1
36University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA
$33,706$40,8361,35057%28,67383%14 to 1
37The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX
$38,970$28,6101,35079%28,75570%25 to 1
38The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
$30,684$31,7981,24079%28,89472%17 to 1
39Rutgers University-New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ
$31,785$32,1321,32061%50,25484%16 to 1
40University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee
Sarasota, FL
$16,502$20,7371,22524%2,06947%12 to 1
41University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
$22,467$28,6571,25544%68,47572%30 to 1
42Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO
$39,800$39,8001,31053%6,32583%15 to 1
43CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
New York, NY
$15,412$20,8801,26043%18,02970%18 to 1
44University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Lowell, MA
$33,624$26,9901,23573%18,24266%17 to 1
45University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN
$33,325$28,8451,37057%50,73483%17 to 1
46Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO
$30,051$30,9431,32579%8,60166%18 to 1
47Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
$40,384$37,0561,21071%50,35181%16 to 1
48University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI
$34,218$34,5501,17058%17,71061%12 to 1
49San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
$19,600$18,6581,21534%35,30373%27 to 1
50Florida International University
Miami, FL
$18,963$24,2111,19558%57,94263%26 to 1
51University of South Florida-Main Campus
Tampa, FL
$17,324$21,1261,25048%43,84675%22 to 1
52University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst, MA
$36,427$32,3411,29064%30,59382%17 to 1
53Clemson University
Clemson, SC
$38,550$23,2461,31551%24,95184%16 to 1
54University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE
$26,692$19,5131,24078%25,82066%18 to 1
55University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
Durham, NH
$36,278$29,9701,17084%15,29876%19 to 1
56University of Nevada-Reno
Reno, NV
$24,348$21,9711,18088%21,46361%19 to 1
57Texas State University
San Marcos, TX
$22,307$17,0401,09581%38,64454%22 to 1
58University of California-Riverside
Riverside, CA
$43,613$28,6861,23057%23,92276%23 to 1
59University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
Norman, OK
$24,444$23,2361,21080%28,56470%18 to 1
60University of South Carolina-Columbia
Columbia, SC
$33,928$30,1601,27569%34,79577%17 to 1
61University of Washington-Bothell Campus
Bothell, WA
$39,018$30,1981,14074%5,97069%20 to 1
62California State University-Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
$18,726$17,7841,14539%37,46674%23 to 1
63University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, LA
$24,086$23,8651,14468%17,12351%19 to 1
64Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
$27,761$25,5831,33544%26,25676%18 to 1
65Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA
$47,220-1,18060%1,68579%10 to 1
66The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ
$28,007$15,8831,26049%7,68686%13 to 1
67University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
$24,116$21,9621,14081%30,45745%20 to 1
68University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR
$25,872$22,1211,21077%27,77866%18 to 1
69Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Baton Rouge, LA
$28,639$29,9701,19575%30,98368%20 to 1
70University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
Tacoma, WA
$39,258$30,4381,08587%5,35456%16 to 1
71University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
$27,220$24,6951,26262%33,02370%17 to 1
72University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
$43,950$33,3261,27067%13,39577%16 to 1
73California State University-Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
$19,379$18,437-81%10,81643%24 to 1
74University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
$28,196$26,0281,25061%31,50375%13 to 1
75University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
$31,294$33,2161,19596%29,18266%16 to 1
76University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO
$29,005$27,1931,23081%29,84371%17 to 1
77Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College
Erie, PA
$24,916$29,7101,16589%4,31271%13 to 1
78CUNY Hunter College
New York, NY
$15,332$20,8281,26035%23,20257%13 to 1
79Rutgers University-Newark
Newark, NJ
$31,284$32,1121,11072%13,45169%16 to 1
80University of Houston
Houston, TX
$21,673$18,6891,22565%46,32461%22 to 1
81University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
$34,667$33,3991,23585%44,09765%15 to 1
82Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Tallahassee, FL
$17,725$24,6691,09536%10,02153%16 to 1
83James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA
$29,230$29,5441,20577%21,75184%16 to 1
84Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA
$25,266$24,1051,17090%16,12168%18 to 1
85University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND
$14,546$18,3261,13081%13,84761%18 to 1
86Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX
$23,870$17,5301,16569%38,20961%20 to 1
87Miami University-Oxford
Oxford, OH
$35,448$31,6971,29080%19,93481%13 to 1
88Binghamton University
Vestal, NY
$27,604$25,2901,36041%17,76882%19 to 1
89Ramapo College of New Jersey
Mahwah, NJ
$24,695$19,0851,13066%6,17472%16 to 1
90Washington State University
Pullman, WA
$27,113$27,5611,12576%31,47860%15 to 1
91Iowa State University
Ames, IA
$24,504$25,9481,22092%34,99274%19 to 1
92University of South Florida-St Petersburg
St. Petersburg, FL
$16,736$20,9241,20827%4,72744%18 to 1
93Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS
$23,950$23,9501,17554%21,97461%17 to 1
94Auburn University
Auburn, AL
$31,956$31,9561,23581%30,44079%19 to 1
95Indiana University-Bloomington
Bloomington, IN
$37,600$33,3381,25578%43,50379%16 to 1
96University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
$26,886$26,6991,15561%16,37550%15 to 1
97University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK
$25,838$24,2871,15576%7,40435%11 to 1
98The University of West Florida
Pensacola, FL
$18,658$24,8941,17031%12,84746%21 to 1
99Arizona State University-West
Glendale, AZ
$27,988$24,4321,15582%4,44548%12 to 1
100University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI
$32,578$29,0821,14575%17,77769%16 to 1
Average$22,087$20,5501,12372%15,13954%17 to 1