2019 Best Bang for the Buck Rankings: Southeast

Below are our rankings of America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges—our exclusive list of schools ranked according to how well they help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. The list is created by isolating the social mobility metrics from the main rankings of four-year institutions. Click here for detailed methodology, here for all of our other rankings, and here to download the full data set.

RankName8-year graduation ratePell/non-Pell grad rate gapNumber of Pell graduatesFirst-gen studentsMedian earningsPredicted median earningsNet priceLoan repayment rate
1Georgetown University (DC)94%-1%22214% $90,491 $66,807 $10,560 89%
2Washington and Lee University (VA)90%-1%57N/A $76,011 $58,014 $3,841 92%
3Augusta University (GA)*45%-4%9031% $62,300 $40,068 $13,007 85%
4Duke University (NC)97%2%22712% $82,140 $73,774 $5,211 92%
5University of Florida (FL)*87%-6%165230% $54,609 $53,973 $7,461 72%
6Regent University (VA)49%30%3637% $41,837 $38,553 $17,245 51%
7Bob Jones University (SC)64%-3%16615%N/A $34,390 $13,383 86%
8James Madison University (VA)*83%-10%40719% $55,690 $48,543 $14,910 89%
9Amridge University (AL)47%-11%156% $40,681 $31,274 $9,361 37%
10Salem College (NC)56%16%5535% $34,761 $30,855 $14,798 64%
11University of Mount Olive (NC)56%1%6945% $39,590 $35,316 $12,766 55%
12Mary Baldwin University (VA)48%3%7339% $37,450 $31,689 $16,571 62%
13Elizabeth City State University (NC)*44%-2%13734% $30,561 $28,496 $1,881 29%
14Florida International University (FL)*61%1%120940% $45,906 $50,562 $11,392 62%
15University of NC–Chapel Hill (NC)*89%-5%68319% $54,357 $58,319 $7,286 85%
16Davidson College (NC)93%-5%6314% $56,424 $55,367 $9,374 91%
17University of NC–Greensboro (NC)*58%1%59330% $37,496 $35,487 $9,559 64%
18George Mason University (VA)*72%-4%47029% $59,788 $54,048 $16,502 79%
19University of Richmond (VA)83%3%10417% $63,442 $57,666 $11,669 79%
20Southern Wesleyan University (SC)52%19%6642% $40,898 $40,210 $15,139 52%
21Warner University (FL)55%-9%3147% $40,285 $36,249 $15,495 50%
22Radford University (VA)*64%-5%25832% $43,475 $41,964 $13,834 79%
23University of South Carolina–Upstate (SC)*50%9%18236% $37,092 $39,764 $13,187 58%
24American Public University System (WV)°24%-12%12356% $62,400 $42,936 $10,476 43%
25University of Central Florida (FL)*72%-5%125135% $45,039 $49,343 $13,188 68%
26Howard University (DC)^61%34%54523% $48,553 $48,695 $24,762 40%
27Florida Atlantic University (FL)*62%1%57738% $42,794 $45,181 $10,295 62%
28University of Virginia (VA)*93%-3%37816% $61,896 $62,960 $11,809 88%
29Georgia Institute of Technology–Main (GA)*85%-6%37015% $78,344 $76,515 $9,427 88%
30VA Polytechnic Institute & State University (VA)*84%-7%60217% $61,973 $58,351 $15,140 84%
31University of South Florida–Main (FL)*70%0%113935% $43,100 $51,104 $9,185 64%
32Florida State University (FL)*80%-6%129327% $46,112 $50,713 $12,570 71%
33University of Virginia's College–Wise (VA)*47%-12%7941% $38,207 $33,933 $9,973 67%
34Columbia Southern University (AL)°49%0%4554%N/A $52,535 $10,445 53%
35Trinity Washington University (DC)42%-3%7854% $40,594 $36,532 $15,792 40%
36Appalachian State University (NC)*72%-5%44324% $38,354 $43,877 $10,263 78%
37Embry-Riddle Aero. U.–Dayt. Beach (FL)58%-12%15035% $65,125 $50,708 $28,547 74%
38Citadel: The Military College of SC (SC)*72%-10%9919% $55,426 $52,237 $14,389 77%
39University of Mary Washington (VA)*72%-8%10024% $50,955 $49,550 $15,555 86%
40Wake Forest University (NC)88%-5%11813% $63,039 $60,010 $13,592 91%
41Bluefield College (VA)56%-10%1446% $41,279 $35,660 $20,338 60%
42George Washington University (DC)80%2%25315% $68,856 $62,818 $21,543 86%
43Longwood University (VA)*68%-5%15629% $41,371 $40,724 $16,424 83%
44Virginia Military Institute (VA)*75%-7%5014% $63,677 $59,376 $8,162 87%
45College of William and Mary (VA)*91%-5%11812% $57,890 $63,402 $7,280 89%
46University of South Florida–St. Petersburg (FL)*52%-1%6435% $43,100 $43,595 $10,012 64%
47Columbia International University (SC)68%2%3723% $30,520 $30,943 $16,985 71%
48Wofford College (SC)81%7%8515% $51,630 $50,632 $18,373 84%
49Virginia State University (VA)*46%-7%36736% $35,201 $32,451 $13,583 35%
50University of Georgia (GA)*84%-6%92219% $49,880 $50,745 $11,352 72%
51Point University (GA)58%16%2638% $31,664 $39,002 $15,999 49%
52Voorhees College (SC)34%2%4746% $25,476 $23,194 $15,642 21%
53Georgia State University (GA)*59%0%78832% $42,896 $44,950 $13,866 52%
54Florida Memorial University (FL)40%17%13045% $27,443 $31,692 $16,881 22%
55FL Agricultural & Mechanical University (FL)*63%-11%67437% $37,234 $40,623 $12,317 41%
56Emory University (GA)91%-5%22417% $63,931 $67,000 $14,798 85%
57East Carolina University (NC)*62%-6%77327% $40,558 $40,552 $12,380 70%
58Old Dominion University (VA)*57%-6%45233% $43,981 $43,147 $13,123 60%
59Stratford University (VA)°30%50%149% $35,246 $42,324 $21,605 34%
60University of South Carolina–Aiken (SC)*45%-1%11032% $37,192 $37,015 $13,003 60%
61Oglethorpe University (GA)43%35%7022% $43,910 $41,405 $18,617 62%
62Flagler College–St. Augustine (FL)65%1%12028% $38,665 $36,388 $18,858 66%
63Western Carolina University (NC)*61%-6%31531% $37,492 $39,165 $11,942 66%
64Agnes Scott College (GA)71%4%9521% $39,904 $39,486 $17,889 66%
65Concord University (WV)*38%-12%9145% $32,865 $30,866 $7,008 59%
66Columbia College (SC)46%-3%5944% $34,172 $32,506 $16,544 52%
67North Carolina State University (NC)*76%-8%76719% $51,037 $59,263 $9,693 81%
68University of North Florida (FL)*65%-3%30632% $43,002 $46,525 $10,710 65%
69University of North Carolina–Charlotte (NC)*58%-7%59228% $43,610 $46,371 $10,929 70%
70Shorter University (GA)56%-9%6640% $44,304 $37,046 $18,077 47%
71University of Phoenix–Atlanta (GA)°24%-3%7754% $47,100 $40,325 $17,887 32%
72Winston-Salem State University (NC)*54%-11%24435% $33,419 $33,121 $9,934 39%
73University of North Georgia (GA)*34%-7%12135% $41,900 $39,748 $8,535 73%
74Wheeling Jesuit University (WV)57%-5%4732% $45,700 $45,323 $15,890 76%
75University of NC–Pembroke (NC)*43%-4%21735% $34,019 $34,947 $10,494 49%
76Clayton State University (GA)*41%-3%9440% $38,667 $38,668 $10,551 45%
77Brenau University (GA)52%-15%4040% $42,871 $34,573 $20,046 58%
78Lander University (SC)*49%-11%11633% $34,596 $31,492 $12,497 54%
79Young Harris College (GA)44%31%3727% $38,009 $40,111 $15,985 69%
80Claflin University (SC)48%-14%18334% $28,622 $25,522 $20,073 31%
81Keiser University (FL)65%16%6147% $31,016 $37,728 $28,509 33%
82Hodges University (FL)42%12%662% $38,598 $40,850 $18,584 37%
83Saint Leo University (FL)49%-2%11349% $43,823 $43,616 $17,417 44%
84Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)*57%-7%32235% $42,608 $45,617 $13,561 66%
85Fayetteville State University (NC)*42%-2%14740% $31,482 $34,636 $5,132 35%
86Francis Marion University (SC)*46%-1%17537% $33,734 $35,674 $10,510 50%
87Averett University (VA)40%-13%4245% $42,979 $36,564 $20,411 58%
88Lynchburg University (VA)60%-6%9629% $43,358 $42,698 $19,709 76%
89University of West Florida (FL)*57%-3%20936% $38,092 $46,051 $9,459 61%
90Full Sail University (FL)°55%-19%184939% $37,980 $36,848 $29,812 43%
91Pfeiffer University (NC)51%-1%4837% $38,346 $38,665 $18,458 65%
92Eastern Mennonite University (VA)74%-16%4532% $39,677 $43,219 $20,708 85%
93Toccoa Falls College (GA)50%-1%4730% $27,716 $29,023 $18,511 72%
94North Carolina Wesleyan College (NC)11%6%3646% $38,150 $33,399 $15,339 47%
95Barton College (NC)48%-13%5234% $37,796 $31,651 $20,156 62%
96Georgia Southern University–Armstrong (GA)*41%-2%14534% $39,946 $38,101 $16,145 58%
97Rollins College (FL)70%9%10923% $45,085 $45,266 $26,511 62%
98Randolph-Macon College (VA)62%7%6525% $47,826 $47,292 $21,108 81%
99West Virginia University (WV)*59%-13%69031% $45,500 $45,286 $9,263 66%
100Spelman College (GA)72%-13%18519% $47,453 $38,868 $34,561 57%
101GA Southwestern State University (GA)*44%-4%5835% $36,530 $35,807 $11,619 53%
102Bennett College (NC)45%-14%5335% $29,308 $21,644 $21,553 33%
103American InterCont. University–Atlanta (GA)°23%-12%1256% $39,844 $31,708 $20,076 32%
104Erskine College and Seminary (SC)64%-12%3223% $38,279 $39,151 $22,023 80%
105Catawba College (NC)54%-13%5831% $38,967 $39,912 $18,248 69%
106Chowan University (NC)26%-1%9739% $34,542 $27,648 $16,495 40%
107Lenoir-Rhyne University (NC)53%-10%7929% $37,944 $38,401 $18,054 71%
108Bluefield State College (WV)*46%-15%2053% $28,037 $31,572 $7,816 38%
109University of NC–Wilmington (NC)*73%-8%29424% $41,317 $45,380 $13,694 69%
110West Virginia University Inst. of Tech. (WV)*22%-12%2031% $45,500 $40,700 $6,922 66%
111Clemson University (SC)*82%-13%35017% $52,653 $58,595 $14,292 83%
112Greensboro College (NC)34%9%3435% $36,623 $34,247 $25,477 62%
113University of West Georgia (GA)*47%-4%37933% $38,419 $37,208 $14,085 53%
114Wingate University (NC)52%-10%11930% $41,283 $39,487 $15,527 71%
115Presbyterian College (SC)67%-7%3917% $43,496 $46,298 $15,474 84%
116Montreat College (NC)54%-5%1432% $38,704 $41,354 $16,092 61%
117Sweet Briar College (VA)67%-12%3117% $39,617 $37,251 $21,827 82%
118University of Mobile (AL)49%-14%3833% $35,825 $32,737 $16,554 52%
119Christopher Newport University (VA)*69%-8%13920% $45,581 $50,037 $18,644 84%
120Morris College (SC)39%-13%5744% $23,725 $26,520 $15,526 19%
121Lees-McRae College (NC)62%-17%2839% $34,201 $38,000 $18,838 65%
122Herzing University–Atlanta (GA)°30%5%253% $40,927 $39,865 $22,704 35%
123Ferrum College (VA)32%-10%9439% $37,604 $38,755 $17,867 56%
124Limestone College (SC)44%-14%2445% $37,654 $34,011 $22,485 47%
125Coker University (SC)51%-4%4639% $32,595 $35,689 $15,752 49%
126New College of Florida (FL)*70%-7%3513%N/A $32,000 $7,784 72%
127Barry University (FL)55%-8%10444% $45,864 $44,371 $19,990 51%
128Piedmont College (GA)51%-16%4835% $40,973 $34,717 $15,545 56%
129Hollins University (VA)59%-4%4528% $34,415 $32,645 $16,724 62%
130Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)*63%-4%75327% $43,558 $47,131 $17,883 62%
131University of West Alabama (AL)*32%-4%5339% $36,353 $33,633 $12,302 43%
132Alabama A&M University (AL)*37%-8%17439% $31,278 $33,838 $14,503 33%
133North Carolina Central University (NC)*46%-6%40031% $32,905 $35,528 $11,103 28%
134Marshall University (WV)*48%-16%34738% $35,401 $31,998 $7,711 49%
135Norfolk State University (VA)*44%-15%16138% $35,136 $34,492 $13,320 33%
136Winthrop University (SC)*56%-8%21629% $36,800 $39,703 $15,185 57%
137University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL)*56%-7%30735% $41,273 $47,408 $15,487 58%
138William Peace University (NC)52%-6%2932% $35,653 $35,675 $22,363 61%
139University of North Alabama (AL)*42%-9%15238% $37,698 $38,581 $10,752 57%
140Bridgewater College (VA)59%-9%8830% $42,496 $45,633 $17,294 82%
141Georgia Gwinnett College (GA)*34%-5%14536%N/A $43,882 $12,444 44%
142LaGrange College (GA)50%-8%2926% $40,421 $39,838 $19,361 63%
143Valdosta State University (GA)*46%-11%36331% $38,513 $34,675 $13,539 52%
144Everglades University (FL)58%-1%24541% $42,087 $44,004 $25,137 41%
145Furman University (SC)82%-9%7512% $49,918 $51,752 $20,795 88%
146Georgia College & State University (GA)*62%-3%14320% $40,506 $44,859 $16,420 73%
147Shepherd University (WV)*48%-10%9938% $39,429 $40,800 $8,559 59%
148West Virginia Wesleyan College (WV)50%-19%5931% $42,941 $40,592 $16,427 73%
149College of Charleston (SC)*67%-7%28120% $41,439 $45,624 $15,915 67%
150Ohio Valley University (WV)40%-6%2034% $35,576 $37,237 $15,198 61%
151Coastal Carolina University (SC)*50%-6%30429% $38,152 $42,427 $14,160 64%
152Fort Valley State University (GA)*34%-5%19135% $29,978 $28,430 $13,157 28%
153Mars Hill University (NC)40%-10%5835% $32,309 $37,083 $15,206 60%
154Huntingdon College (AL)50%-16%3232% $38,957 $39,893 $18,256 61%
155Auburn University (AL)*72%-13%37018% $48,197 $49,675 $19,871 78%
156Stillman College (AL)42%-2%5541% $27,483 $28,568 $16,577 26%
157Davis & Elkins College (WV)36%-1%4140% $36,925 $35,056 $16,535 58%
158Mercer University (GA)63%-10%10829% $48,470 $49,269 $18,654 57%
159North Carolina A&T State University (NC)*48%-10%53929% $34,534 $38,333 $9,373 34%
160American University (DC)80%-6%21915% $59,609 $58,102 $25,351 83%
161Emory and Henry College (VA)53%-16%5230% $40,450 $41,018 $16,325 77%
162Jacksonville University (FL)48%-5%9535% $49,203 $46,120 $25,931 62%
163West Liberty University (WV)*53%-19%9238% $35,644 $34,100 $11,756 56%
164University of North Carolina–Asheville (NC)*63%-5%10520% $35,215 $42,217 $10,484 65%
165Marymount University (VA)61%-15%5528% $52,784 $49,574 $22,987 74%
166Roanoke College (VA)67%-6%8321% $45,262 $45,975 $24,174 83%
167University of Miami (FL)81%-6%30218% $58,430 $64,517 $23,250 80%
168Bethune-Cookman University (FL)31%-12%25041% $29,909 $28,691 $16,882 27%
169University of Montevallo (AL)*49%-15%7535% $35,273 $35,836 $15,984 62%
170Virginia Wesleyan University (VA)49%-9%6633% $39,617 $37,233 $23,197 66%
171West Virginia State University (WV)*30%-8%3643% $30,157 $33,214 $8,064 40%
172University of South Carolina–Columbia (SC)*71%-12%60020% $44,425 $51,316 $15,534 73%
173Savannah State University (GA)*33%-6%23033% $31,064 $32,733 $10,378 26%
174Benedict College (SC)38%-15%18244% $23,844 $30,286 $17,091 17%
175Alderson Broaddus University (WV)37%-19%2732% $44,153 $42,979 $15,019 68%
176Shaw University (NC)33%-8%8639% $28,347 $28,938 $20,016 21%
177Glenville State College (WV)*32%-4%3748% $32,157 $31,464 $14,378 40%
178Reinhardt University (GA)44%-7%2636% $37,150 $39,431 $19,660 62%
179Paine College (GA)22%-2%2942% $27,899 $25,348 $16,968 21%
180North Greenville University (SC)52%1%13027% $32,614 $36,747 $23,681 63%
181Kennesaw State University (GA)*50%-5%47728% $42,229 $46,775 $16,360 61%
182Converse College (SC)56%-13%4727% $33,197 $32,383 $17,505 64%
183Elon University (NC)82%-9%1087% $50,164 $50,080 $24,637 91%
184Georgia Southern University (GA)*56%-9%57425% $41,519 $42,900 $14,992 58%
185University of Phoenix–Orlando (FL)°38%-1%6254% $47,100 $47,640 $17,855 32%
186Stetson University (FL)65%-14%13825% $43,262 $45,905 $23,391 73%
187Bethany College (WV)46%-17%4934% $40,925 $38,428 $17,945 69%
188University of Phoenix–Virginia (VA)°32%-3%1454% $47,100 $47,572 $15,125 32%
189Covenant College (GA)62%-12%44N/A $41,221 $41,650 $19,694 81%
190South Carolina State University (SC)*39%-14%21337% $29,949 $30,211 $20,761 31%
191Gallaudet University (DC)55%-18%4132% $29,039 $31,050 $14,969 62%
192Strayer University–Florida (FL)°26%-14%052% $48,570 $39,754 $25,098 30%
193Livingstone College (NC)25%-3%8042% $24,250 $28,503 $16,831 17%
194Miles College (AL)25%-10%5942% $26,633 $29,257 $15,855 19%
195Samford University (AL)67%-6%7314% $48,799 $46,823 $24,833 79%
196St. Thomas University (FL)47%0%6339% $47,924 $49,601 $21,068 56%
197Randolph College (VA)55%-6%2625% $39,898 $38,571 $23,123 74%
198University of Tampa (FL)61%-4%22023% $47,160 $49,007 $25,646 72%
199Brevard College (NC)47%-7%2927% $30,797 $37,439 $17,158 65%
200Wesleyan College (GA)46%-16%2538% $33,800 $34,352 $13,413 53%
201Newberry College (SC)44%-10%5531% $34,228 $40,059 $18,131 59%
202St. Andrews University (NC)38%-1%1836% $36,721 $36,524 $21,948 51%
203Campbell University (NC)48%-15%15133% $45,133 $45,103 $23,713 71%
204Brewton-Parker College (GA)22%-15%1141% $32,717 $30,050 $17,008 54%
205Judson College (AL)35%-25%1045% $28,307 $28,392 $15,987 59%
206Anderson University (SC)52%-5%10828% $35,096 $39,478 $18,346 66%
207University of South Alabama (AL)*42%-12%24934% $38,323 $39,120 $13,075 51%
208Columbus State University (GA)*38%-9%15134% $36,175 $38,058 $11,031 42%
209Alabama State University (AL)*30%-16%19837% $27,701 $28,798 $13,604 27%
210Clark Atlanta University (GA)41%-7%23432% $35,351 $33,080 $32,539 38%
211Virginia Union University (VA)33%0%9341% $32,143 $34,688 $19,365 26%
212University of Charleston (WV)44%-18%4044% $42,323 $44,873 $15,463 66%
213University of the District of Columbia (DC)*27%-13%1352% $35,721 $40,168 $16,852 38%
214Warren Wilson College (NC)54%4%3620% $26,235 $37,938 $19,178 78%
215Beacon College (FL)71%-8%3N/AN/A $49,288 $32,927 58%
216Berry College (GA)62%-13%9517% $39,840 $46,893 $18,736 78%
217Southeastern University (FL)45%-6%9631% $34,063 $39,785 $21,256 66%
218Talladega College (AL)39%-21%5345% $24,020 $26,564 $13,594 19%
219Auburn University–Montgomery (AL)*34%-12%6738% $34,875 $39,033 $14,124 48%
220Allen University (SC)31%9%4449% $22,637 $33,329 $15,360 17%
221Jacksonville State University (AL)*42%-12%21340% $35,917 $39,254 $16,517 46%
222Fairmont State University (WV)*32%-15%9842% $33,892 $36,980 $8,391 48%
223Shenandoah University (VA)60%-9%6227% $43,417 $44,347 $24,869 66%
224Palm Beach Atl. University–W. Palm Beach (FL)50%-8%7426% $39,619 $42,825 $21,116 63%
225Florida Institute of Technology (FL)58%-5%8443% $57,044 $58,941 $26,382 47%
226Belmont Abbey College (NC)46%-14%4328% $37,846 $38,667 $20,480 50%
227Strayer University–DC (DC)°22%-20%052% $48,570 $44,245 $24,623 30%
228Florida Southern College (FL)59%-10%10827% $40,748 $48,362 $22,051 69%
229University of South Carolina–Beaufort (SC)*33%5%5132% $35,167 $41,902 $13,800 55%
230Gardner-Webb University (NC)63%-16%8736% $38,096 $43,251 $19,580 63%
231DeVry University–Decatur (GA)°28%-23%2050% $44,100 $43,387 $27,106 42%
232Faulkner University (AL)44%-13%1444% $37,071 $41,129 $22,923 41%
233Hampden-Sydney College (VA)65%-7%33N/A $51,980 $55,467 $25,027 79%
234Emmanuel College (GA)45%-26%2332% $33,047 $35,612 $15,307 53%
235South University–Columbia (SC)°26%-7%448% $31,697 $34,732 $20,329 28%
236South University–Montgomery (AL)°23%-11%148% $31,697 $32,405 $20,673 28%
237Truett McConnell University (GA)30%-11%2232% $33,328 $35,077 $16,356 56%
238Catholic University of America (DC)69%-14%6812% $56,467 $57,311 $29,577 84%
239Charleston Southern University (SC)41%-16%9231% $37,040 $41,999 $15,235 58%
240Queens University of Charlotte (NC)58%-17%5126% $40,783 $44,283 $22,273 65%
241DeVry University–Miramar (FL)°31%-10%3150% $44,100 $47,465 $27,199 42%
242Meredith College (NC)58%-14%7524% $38,861 $41,549 $21,408 71%
243Spring Hill College (AL)50%-23%5728% $44,837 $45,286 $10,704 65%
244University of Alabama–Huntsville (AL)*51%-14%7931% $47,043 $55,689 $17,632 60%
245Guilford College (NC)48%-8%7026% $37,727 $41,396 $21,326 58%
246University of Alabama (AL)*67%-19%60923% $44,068 $49,591 $19,614 64%
247Troy University (AL)*31%-22%23741% $37,038 $40,737 $12,107 41%
248Liberty University (VA)47%-23%44744% $36,888 $38,110 $24,168 50%
249Thomas University (GA)34%-22%544% $36,000 $37,751 $17,957 45%
250Morehouse College (GA)53%-10%14019% $42,562 $44,429 $30,850 39%
251Johnson C. Smith University (NC)48%-26%7535% $30,238 $32,654 $18,724 27%
252Edward Waters College (FL)22%-29%3546% $25,395 $29,933 $13,097 22%
253Birmingham-Southern College (AL)63%-11%4718% $46,366 $51,862 $20,466 76%
254Oakwood University (AL)45%-18%7018% $32,503 $35,043 $24,109 33%
255Hampton University (VA)42%-8%17021% $43,804 $46,873 $28,840 51%
256Southern Virginia University (VA)42%-24%2721% $34,299 $35,974 $17,937 64%
257Webber International University (FL)42%-22%1636% $36,721 $47,522 $22,832 51%
258Lynn University (FL)57%-3%3326% $39,281 $47,581 $31,634 60%
259Eckerd College (FL)64%-10%6120% $42,294 $49,058 $26,914 69%
260Strayer University–Arlington (VA)°33%-25%052% $48,570 $50,059 $25,128 30%
261Nova Southeastern University (FL)48%-15%12637% $46,187 $53,822 $23,380 49%
262Saint Augustine's University (NC)30%-49%5537% $26,824 $31,010 $25,941 33%
263Methodist University (NC)31%-24%5732% $39,854 $42,303 $29,522 58%
264Ave Maria University (FL)56%-6%3921% $32,800 $49,959 $15,780 60%
265Salem University (WV)°17%-14%653% $28,562 $36,949 $20,948 30%
266Tuskegee University (AL)59%-19%15924% $36,913 $51,943 $32,409 52%
267High Point University (NC)63%-10%8113% $38,819 $47,042 $34,200 66%
Definitions:
Median earnings: median annual earnings 10 years after entering college.
Pell/non-Pell graduation gap: graduation rate for Pell students minus the graduation rate for non-Pell students; a positive number indicates that students who receive Pell grants graduate at a higher rate than those who don’t, and vice versa.
First-gen students: percent of students who are the first in their family to go to college.
Predicted median earnings: expected median annual earnings based on student demographic data, adjusted for institutions’ location and academic mission.
Net price: actual cost of attendance for first-time, full-time, in-state students with family incomes below $75,000 per year over the last three years.
Loan repayment rate: percent of students who pay back at least $1 in loan principal within 5 years of leaving college.
* = public
° = for-profit