The Cheapest, Best Colleges

BuzzFeed crunched the numbers — check out our matrix to find out which colleges provide the best bang for your buck. See where graduates get the highest-paying jobs for the smallest investment in tuition.

BuzzFeed plotted tuition rates and average starting salaries from PayScale to come up with our best value colleges list. We only looked at out-of-state tuition rates for public schools.

We then weighted both ranks equally and tallied them up for our top 10.

10. WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

9. Texas A&M

8. Princeton

7. Purdue

6. CalTech

5. Virginia Tech

4. Cal (UC Berkeley)

3. Michigan Tech

2. Georgia Tech

1. NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

And here are the next 40 in case you're wondering where your school stands...

11. MIT; 12. Illinois; 13. Stevens; 14. Rice; 15. Stanford; 16. UMass; 17. BYU; 18. Drexel; 19. Lehigh; 20. Rutgers; 21. Minnesota; 22. Case Western; 23. Michigan; 24. Seton Hall; 25. Penn State; 26. Wisconsin; 27. Tulsa; 28. Notre Dame; 29. Cornell; 30. RPI; 31. Illinois Tech; 32. Maryland; 33. Widener; 34. Ohio State; 35. Georgetown; 36. Carnegie Mellon; 37. Texas; 38. UPenn; 39. Northeastern; 40. UVA; 41. UCLA; 42. Harvard; 43. Duke; 44. UConn; 45 Florida; 46. Johns Hopkins; 47. Wash U; 48. Brown; 49. Columbia; 50. Dartmouth.