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This San Antonio university offers one of the best college values in the U.S.
Good news for Tigers: Your Trinity University degree is one of the Best College Values in America. Kiplinger's annual roundup ranks Trinity at No. 25 among private colleges offering the most bang for your buck.
Kiplinger analyzed the cost and quality of education to determine the rankings. Impressive SAT and ACT scores from incoming freshman, a 72 percent four-year graduation rate, and a 9-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio contributed to Trinity's high academic score.
That quality education comes with a reasonable price tag compared to the other private colleges on the list, especially when financial aid is factored in. One year at Trinity sets the average student back about $51,218, which takes into account tuition, fees, housing, and textbook costs. However, the price goes down to $25,409 per year for students who receive need-based financial aid, and an impressive 93 percent of financial aid needs are met at Trinity.
However, the cost of college still haunts many students after they're done: The average debt at graduation is $35,318.
Trinity is the second highest ranked private college in Texas behind Houston's Rice University. The private college with the best value in the U.S. is Princeton University.
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