Some of the Best Values in Colleges for 2017
Name Location Web-site Major undergrad enrollment four year grad rate total annual cost Average need base aid Average graduting debt 10 year Salary yardstick Need to Know
Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA www.swarthmore.com Liberal Arts College             1,586 87%            64,840  $  44,256.00  $   18,262.00  $  48,500.00  Reducing students loan requests by 40%
Davidson College Davidson, NC www.davidson.com Liberal Arts Curriculum             1,784 90%            62,923  $  40,140.00  $   19,929.00  $  51,800.00 In 2007 1st Liberal Arts Institution to eliminate loans from financial aid packages
Duke University Durham, NC www.duke.edu               6,639 86%            66,963  $  44,725.00  $   19,104.00  $  76,700.00 Reducing student loans requests by 40%
Princeton University Princeton, NJ www.princeton.edu Ivy League Institution             5,402 90%            61,410  $  44,890.00  $     8,577.00  $  77,900.00 1st Institution to establish a no loan policy in 2001
Harvard University Cambridge, Mass www.harvard.edu Ivy League Institution             6,699 86%            64,565  $  46,409.00  $   16,723.00  $  95,500.00 loans are not included in financial package
Thomas Aquinas College Santa Paula, Ca www.thomas.edu Catholic Liberal Arts Coll                377 81%            32,500  $  14,977.00  $   16,901.00  $  30,200.00 tuition freeze since 2013
Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tenn www.vanderbilt.edu               6,883 87%            62,598  $  40,267.00  $   21,506.00  $  60,700.00 3/4 of students graduate without taking out student loans 
The University of NC @ Chapel Hill Chapelhill, NC www.unc.edu            18,415 82%            46,576  $  17,244.00  $   20,127.00  $  51,000.00 meet 100% student demonstrated financial needs
Wellesley College Wellesley, Mass www.wellesley.edu Womens College             2,355 86%            65,016  $  44,218.00  $   12,455.00  $  56,500.00 need-base aid awards goes to 60% of students