Bleacher Reports is proud to announce that our new ranking of the best public schools in the nation takes into account both the quality and affordability of the education offered.
This year, the list is based on a combination of both the national academic rankings and the state-by-state data, and while it is our goal to keep this ranking current, we recognize that it can change over time.
For example, we want to make sure that the rankings are consistent and reflective of the quality of the schools and programs in each state.
For this reason, we’ve also decided to include schools that are not listed in our rankings but are ranked on a state-level basis.
In this case, we’re looking at public schools that have a rating in the Top 100 of their state for the past five years.
Below is the complete list of schools in each of the 50 states, along with their respective state-to-state rankings.
Please note that this list will only be updated every two years, so you should check back frequently to stay up to date on the best schools in your state.
(Disclaimer: Bleacher Sports uses data from the US Department of Education and the National Center for Education Statistics.
Some schools may not be ranked because they do not have enough data to calculate a reliable score.)1.
Colorado State University, Boulder, CO (No. 2) – 4.0 out of 5.0* The average class size in Colorado State’s residential campus is 10.3 students, which is the smallest in the state.
The average GPA is 2.8, and the average ACT score is 1270.
In addition to the academic rigor of the school’s rigorous curriculum, students are able to focus on the “greatest good.”2.
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV (No of 1) – 2.6 out of 4.8* West Virginia is one of the most economically diverse states in the country, boasting a population of roughly 14 million.
Its educational institutions are ranked among the top in the US for the best overall scores for academic achievement, with an average of 1035 out of the 1600 marks for the 2020-2025 academic year.
The school has a high proportion of minority students, and there is also an emphasis on mentorship programs that encourage diversity in student behavior and decision-making.3.
Florida International University, Gainesville, FL (No.)
– 3.6 in 5.5* Florida International is one the oldest public colleges in the South and one of only two public universities in the Southeast.
The university offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs including arts and sciences, health and wellness, business and finance, health education, and nursing.
The institution also has a strong focus on multicultural studies and intercultural engagement.4.
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (No 1) * 4.3 out of 6.0 * Texas A & M University is a public university located in College Station with more than 1.2 million students.
The state’s median household income is $58,632, and nearly all of its students are white.5.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (No) * 3.8 out of 7.0 The average SAT score for a California high school student is 1590, the highest score in the U.S. and more than double the national average.
The California state government has been at the forefront of efforts to ensure the quality, accessibility and accessibility of higher education.6.
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (No 5) * 5.1 out of 10* The University at Bills is located in a thriving community of more than 30,000 students in the New York metropolitan area.
The Buffalo, New York, area is home to a variety of cultural and artistic activities that combine to attract students from around the world.7.
New York University, New Brunswick, NJ (No 4) * 2.9 out of 9.0 University at New Brunswick is a private, for-profit university located at the heart of New Brunswick.
The students at this community college live, work and study in one of New Jersey’s most affordable and diverse communities.8.
University College London, London, UK (No 3) * 7.3 in 10.0 Students at UCL have a high degree of autonomy over their academic lives and can make decisions on their own without external interference.
The University’s philosophy is that students should learn and grow in the knowledge and context of the world around them, rather than through external pressures.9.
University, Boston, MA (No 2) * 6.4 out of 8.0 UMass Boston is a diverse community of nearly 5,000 undergraduate and doctoral students that offers a diverse curriculum of research and teaching focused on critical thinking and critical analysis.10.
Texas Southern University, Houston, TX* (No 7) * 8.4 in 10 The Texas