Best Colleges by State

View the Best Colleges in Your Desired State. You may want to view and compare all college by state at State Statistics page.

Alaska

Alaska4 Best Schools

Alabama

Alabama24 Best Schools

Arkansas

Arkansas13 Best Schools

Arizona

Arizona15 Best Schools

California

California105 Best Schools

Colorado

Colorado24 Best Schools

Connecticut

Connecticut19 Best Schools

District of Columbia

District of Columbia9 Best Schools

Delaware

Delaware3 Best Schools

Florida

Florida41 Best Schools

Georgia

Georgia37 Best Schools

Hawaii

Hawaii7 Best Schools

Iowa

Iowa22 Best Schools

Idaho

Idaho6 Best Schools

Illinois

Illinois51 Best Schools

Indiana

Indiana36 Best Schools

Kansas

Kansas14 Best Schools

Kentucky

Kentucky22 Best Schools

Louisiana

Louisiana21 Best Schools

Massachusetts

Massachusetts52 Best Schools

Maryland

Maryland24 Best Schools

Maine

Maine11 Best Schools

Michigan

Michigan31 Best Schools

Minnesota

Minnesota30 Best Schools

Missouri

Missouri29 Best Schools

Mississippi

Mississippi14 Best Schools

Montana

Montana5 Best Schools

North Carolina

North Carolina36 Best Schools

North Dakota

North Dakota4 Best Schools

Nebraska

Nebraska14 Best Schools

New Hampshire

New Hampshire13 Best Schools

New Jersey

New Jersey29 Best Schools

New Mexico

New Mexico8 Best Schools

Nevada

Nevada4 Best Schools

New York

New York102 Best Schools

Ohio

Ohio47 Best Schools

Oklahoma

Oklahoma18 Best Schools

Oregon

Oregon16 Best Schools

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania93 Best Schools

Rhode Island

Rhode Island8 Best Schools

South Carolina

South Carolina23 Best Schools

South Dakota

South Dakota8 Best Schools

Tennessee

Tennessee32 Best Schools

Texas

Texas61 Best Schools

Utah

Utah13 Best Schools

Virginia

Virginia44 Best Schools

Vermont

Vermont12 Best Schools

Washington

Washington22 Best Schools

Wisconsin

Wisconsin31 Best Schools

West Virginia

West Virginia12 Best Schools

Wyoming

Wyoming1 Best Schools

2019-2020 Colleges By State
StateNumber of Best (Qualified) SchoolsTuition & FeesPopulationTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
Alaska 4 schools
3 public, 1 private
$11,526
$8,448 in-state
24,816 1,155 SAT
62 ACT
10.50 to 1
Alabama 24 schools
13 public, 11 private
$14,825
$10,417 in-state
210,809 1,103 SAT
67 ACT
17.33 to 1
Arkansas 13 schools
8 public, 5 private
$15,724
$8,794 in-state
96,820 1,124 SAT
71 ACT
14.62 to 1
Arizona 15 schools
8 public, 7 private
$13,269
$10,777 in-state
381,220 1,190 SAT
70 ACT
17.00 to 1
California 105 schools
32 public, 73 private
$23,984
$9,303 in-state
1,112,453 1,192 SAT
74 ACT
15.19 to 1
Colorado 24 schools
14 public, 10 private
$16,150
$10,461 in-state
255,262 1,131 SAT
70 ACT
15.48 to 1
Connecticut 19 schools
6 public, 13 private
$32,142
$11,907 in-state
139,830 1,188 SAT
74 ACT
12.58 to 1
District of Columbia 9 schools
1 public, 8 private
$31,127
$6,020 in-state
85,293 1,252 SAT
80 ACT
12.11 to 1
Delaware 3 schools
2 public, 1 private
$11,159
$11,269 in-state
43,492 1,088 SAT
69 ACT
14.00 to 1
Florida 41 schools
13 public, 28 private
$20,271
$6,084 in-state
525,464 1,162 SAT
72 ACT
16.17 to 1
Georgia 37 schools
16 public, 21 private
$17,623
$7,405 in-state
313,430 1,103 SAT
66 ACT
15.32 to 1
Hawaii 7 schools
2 public, 5 private
$14,946
$9,989 in-state
28,734 1,104 SAT
65 ACT
12.14 to 1
Iowa 22 schools
4 public, 18 private
$30,089
$10,532 in-state
147,383 1,137 SAT
69 ACT
13.05 to 1
Idaho 6 schools
3 public, 3 private
$15,742
$8,081 in-state
53,071 1,150 SAT
71 ACT
14.00 to 1
Illinois 51 schools
12 public, 39 private
$27,654
$12,958 in-state
387,843 1,126 SAT
70 ACT
13.22 to 1
Indiana 36 schools
12 public, 24 private
$23,995
$8,723 in-state
275,383 1,128 SAT
68 ACT
12.69 to 1
Kansas 14 schools
7 public, 7 private
$16,908
$8,341 in-state
120,974 1,055 SAT
66 ACT
14.21 to 1
Kentucky 22 schools
7 public, 15 private
$22,844
$10,532 in-state
171,742 1,115 SAT
69 ACT
14.23 to 1
Louisiana 21 schools
14 public, 7 private
$15,285
$8,656 in-state
165,922 1,110 SAT
66 ACT
17.71 to 1
Massachusetts 52 schools
11 public, 41 private
$35,674
$12,415 in-state
366,399 1,223 SAT
81 ACT
12.13 to 1
Maryland 24 schools
13 public, 11 private
$24,925
$9,851 in-state
233,719 1,112 SAT
70 ACT
12.58 to 1
Maine 11 schools
3 public, 8 private
$31,228
$9,567 in-state
41,860 1,153 SAT
71 ACT
12.82 to 1
Michigan 31 schools
14 public, 17 private
$22,485
$13,662 in-state
339,294 1,158 SAT
73 ACT
13.39 to 1
Minnesota 30 schools
10 public, 20 private
$27,125
$10,393 in-state
274,242 1,179 SAT
70 ACT
15.00 to 1
Missouri 29 schools
10 public, 19 private
$19,388
$8,928 in-state
246,002 1,153 SAT
71 ACT
14.76 to 1
Mississippi 14 schools
8 public, 6 private
$12,677
$8,039 in-state
95,355 1,063 SAT
65 ACT
14.29 to 1
Montana 5 schools
4 public, 1 private
$11,122
$7,011 in-state
34,932 1,143 SAT
68 ACT
14.60 to 1
North Carolina 36 schools
14 public, 22 private
$21,489
$6,687 in-state
312,077 1,109 SAT
65 ACT
14.75 to 1
North Dakota 4 schools
3 public, 1 private
$11,274
$8,982 in-state
34,628 1,118 SAT
67 ACT
15.75 to 1
Nebraska 14 schools
6 public, 8 private
$17,997
$7,817 in-state
84,481 1,135 SAT
70 ACT
15.36 to 1
New Hampshire 13 schools
4 public, 9 private
$24,355
$14,199 in-state
143,832 1,248 SAT
80 ACT
13.42 to 1
New Jersey 29 schools
13 public, 16 private
$26,727
$14,015 in-state
254,775 1,127 SAT
71 ACT
13.69 to 1
New Mexico 8 schools
6 public, 2 private
$13,839
$7,032 in-state
54,115 1,165 SAT
68 ACT
13.63 to 1
Nevada 4 schools
2 public, 2 private
$15,126
$8,178 in-state
53,129 1,120 SAT
63 ACT
14.50 to 1
New York 102 schools
31 public, 71 private
$28,751
$8,473 in-state
817,088 1,187 SAT
76 ACT
12.87 to 1
Ohio 47 schools
13 public, 34 private
$26,385
$10,820 in-state
381,476 1,150 SAT
71 ACT
12.93 to 1
Oklahoma 18 schools
11 public, 7 private
$14,292
$7,530 in-state
113,962 1,076 SAT
66 ACT
15.22 to 1
Oregon 16 schools
6 public, 10 private
$28,563
$10,273 in-state
121,464 1,164 SAT
69 ACT
14.19 to 1
Pennsylvania 93 schools
24 public, 69 private
$31,264
$13,372 in-state
506,488 1,145 SAT
71 ACT
12.99 to 1
Rhode Island 8 schools
2 public, 6 private
$33,886
$12,072 in-state
59,129 1,228 SAT
79 ACT
13.13 to 1
South Carolina 23 schools
9 public, 14 private
$20,475
$12,689 in-state
126,454 1,108 SAT
69 ACT
13.57 to 1
South Dakota 8 schools
5 public, 3 private
$16,499
$9,148 in-state
37,872 1,105 SAT
67 ACT
16.38 to 1
Tennessee 32 schools
9 public, 23 private
$21,207
$9,684 in-state
206,889 1,144 SAT
71 ACT
13.88 to 1
Texas 61 schools
35 public, 26 private
$18,505
$8,853 in-state
785,324 1,110 SAT
66 ACT
16.34 to 1
Utah 13 schools
5 public, 8 private
$12,231
$6,970 in-state
308,689 1,206 SAT
75 ACT
17.92 to 1
Virginia 44 schools
15 public, 29 private
$22,256
$13,720 in-state
368,489 1,137 SAT
70 ACT
13.32 to 1
Vermont 12 schools
2 public, 10 private
$35,367
$15,612 in-state
31,447 1,200 SAT
73 ACT
11.55 to 1
Washington 22 schools
8 public, 14 private
$24,947
$9,837 in-state
171,793 1,156 SAT
71 ACT
13.14 to 1
Wisconsin 31 schools
13 public, 18 private
$22,001
$8,497 in-state
217,516 1,134 SAT
67 ACT
15.13 to 1
West Virginia 12 schools
6 public, 6 private
$14,978
$8,214 in-state
104,976 1,041 SAT
62 ACT
15.67 to 1
Wyoming 1 schools
1 public, 0 private
$4,747
$4,747 in-state
12,450 1,170 SAT
73 ACT
15.00 to 1
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020