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

Arizona16 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

Illinois50 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
$22,099
$7,586 in-state
24,816 1,155 SAT
21 ACT
10.50 to 1
Alabama 24 schools
13 public, 11 private
$20,794
$10,540 in-state
210,809 1,103 SAT
23 ACT
17.33 to 1
Arkansas 13 schools
8 public, 5 private
$20,886
$8,307 in-state
96,820 1,124 SAT
24 ACT
14.62 to 1
Arizona 16 schools
8 public, 8 private
$22,068
$11,125 in-state
389,997 1,190 SAT
24 ACT
18.31 to 1
California 105 schools
32 public, 73 private
$31,836
$9,356 in-state
1,112,453 1,192 SAT
25 ACT
15.19 to 1
Colorado 24 schools
14 public, 10 private
$26,094
$10,377 in-state
255,262 1,131 SAT
24 ACT
15.48 to 1
Connecticut 19 schools
6 public, 13 private
$39,437
$12,296 in-state
139,830 1,188 SAT
26 ACT
12.58 to 1
District of Columbia 9 schools
1 public, 8 private
$34,939
$6,152 in-state
85,293 1,252 SAT
27 ACT
12.11 to 1
Delaware 3 schools
2 public, 1 private
$21,950
$11,509 in-state
43,492 1,088 SAT
23 ACT
14.00 to 1
Florida 41 schools
13 public, 28 private
$26,476
$6,095 in-state
525,464 1,162 SAT
25 ACT
16.17 to 1
Georgia 37 schools
16 public, 21 private
$24,768
$7,419 in-state
313,430 1,103 SAT
23 ACT
15.32 to 1
Hawaii 7 schools
2 public, 5 private
$20,912
$10,012 in-state
28,734 1,104 SAT
22 ACT
12.14 to 1
Iowa 22 schools
4 public, 18 private
$34,221
$10,531 in-state
147,383 1,137 SAT
23 ACT
13.05 to 1
Idaho 6 schools
3 public, 3 private
$26,035
$8,081 in-state
53,071 1,150 SAT
23 ACT
14.00 to 1
Illinois 50 schools
12 public, 38 private
$31,547
$12,956 in-state
379,066 1,126 SAT
24 ACT
12.72 to 1
Indiana 36 schools
12 public, 24 private
$30,861
$8,965 in-state
275,383 1,128 SAT
24 ACT
12.69 to 1
Kansas 14 schools
7 public, 7 private
$24,783
$8,390 in-state
120,974 1,055 SAT
23 ACT
14.21 to 1
Kentucky 22 schools
7 public, 15 private
$27,962
$10,583 in-state
171,742 1,115 SAT
24 ACT
14.23 to 1
Louisiana 21 schools
14 public, 7 private
$22,080
$8,689 in-state
165,922 1,110 SAT
23 ACT
17.71 to 1
Massachusetts 52 schools
11 public, 41 private
$41,098
$12,625 in-state
366,399 1,223 SAT
27 ACT
12.13 to 1
Maryland 24 schools
13 public, 11 private
$32,067
$9,415 in-state
233,719 1,112 SAT
23 ACT
12.58 to 1
Maine 11 schools
3 public, 8 private
$37,598
$9,841 in-state
41,860 1,153 SAT
24 ACT
12.82 to 1
Michigan 31 schools
14 public, 17 private
$28,926
$13,512 in-state
339,294 1,158 SAT
25 ACT
13.39 to 1
Minnesota 30 schools
10 public, 20 private
$31,913
$10,435 in-state
274,242 1,179 SAT
24 ACT
15.00 to 1
Missouri 29 schools
10 public, 19 private
$24,895
$9,197 in-state
246,002 1,153 SAT
24 ACT
14.76 to 1
Mississippi 14 schools
8 public, 6 private
$15,795
$8,039 in-state
95,355 1,063 SAT
22 ACT
14.29 to 1
Montana 5 schools
4 public, 1 private
$25,359
$7,043 in-state
34,932 1,143 SAT
23 ACT
14.60 to 1
North Carolina 36 schools
14 public, 22 private
$28,770
$6,709 in-state
312,077 1,109 SAT
23 ACT
14.75 to 1
North Dakota 4 schools
3 public, 1 private
$14,186
$9,345 in-state
34,628 1,118 SAT
23 ACT
15.75 to 1
Nebraska 14 schools
6 public, 8 private
$22,785
$8,092 in-state
84,481 1,135 SAT
24 ACT
15.36 to 1
New Hampshire 13 schools
4 public, 9 private
$30,978
$14,250 in-state
143,832 1,248 SAT
28 ACT
13.42 to 1
New Jersey 29 schools
13 public, 16 private
$32,677
$13,963 in-state
254,775 1,127 SAT
24 ACT
13.69 to 1
New Mexico 8 schools
6 public, 2 private
$19,707
$7,267 in-state
54,115 1,165 SAT
24 ACT
13.63 to 1
Nevada 4 schools
2 public, 2 private
$23,355
$8,526 in-state
53,129 1,120 SAT
22 ACT
14.50 to 1
New York 102 schools
31 public, 71 private
$34,870
$8,348 in-state
817,088 1,187 SAT
26 ACT
12.87 to 1
Ohio 47 schools
13 public, 34 private
$31,761
$11,458 in-state
381,476 1,150 SAT
24 ACT
12.93 to 1
Oklahoma 18 schools
11 public, 7 private
$21,585
$7,848 in-state
113,962 1,076 SAT
23 ACT
15.22 to 1
Oregon 16 schools
6 public, 10 private
$38,477
$11,023 in-state
121,464 1,164 SAT
24 ACT
14.19 to 1
Pennsylvania 93 schools
24 public, 69 private
$35,350
$13,366 in-state
506,488 1,145 SAT
24 ACT
12.99 to 1
Rhode Island 8 schools
2 public, 6 private
$41,899
$12,632 in-state
59,129 1,228 SAT
27 ACT
13.13 to 1
South Carolina 23 schools
9 public, 14 private
$28,639
$12,697 in-state
126,454 1,108 SAT
23 ACT
13.57 to 1
South Dakota 8 schools
5 public, 3 private
$18,274
$9,098 in-state
37,872 1,105 SAT
23 ACT
16.38 to 1
Tennessee 32 schools
9 public, 23 private
$26,355
$9,762 in-state
206,889 1,144 SAT
24 ACT
13.88 to 1
Texas 61 schools
35 public, 26 private
$27,470
$9,239 in-state
785,324 1,110 SAT
23 ACT
16.34 to 1
Utah 13 schools
5 public, 8 private
$17,352
$7,202 in-state
308,689 1,206 SAT
26 ACT
17.92 to 1
Virginia 44 schools
15 public, 29 private
$30,308
$14,007 in-state
368,489 1,137 SAT
24 ACT
13.32 to 1
Vermont 12 schools
2 public, 10 private
$40,288
$15,933 in-state
31,447 1,200 SAT
30 ACT
11.55 to 1
Washington 22 schools
8 public, 14 private
$34,463
$10,058 in-state
171,793 1,156 SAT
24 ACT
13.14 to 1
Wisconsin 31 schools
13 public, 18 private
$28,088
$8,512 in-state
217,516 1,134 SAT
23 ACT
15.13 to 1
West Virginia 12 schools
6 public, 6 private
$21,891
$8,258 in-state
104,976 1,041 SAT
22 ACT
15.67 to 1
Wyoming 1 schools
1 public, 0 private
$19,531
$5,791 in-state
12,450 1,170 SAT
25 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