The Best Value Colleges

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1 of 11

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill became the nation's first public university in 1795, and it takes the top spot on Princeton's list of most valuable public schools.

  • Total undergraduate enrollment: 18,579
  • Number of major programs: 70
  • In-state undergraduate tuition: $7,694
  • Out-of-state undergraduate tuition: $28,446