Top 10 Private Colleges That Won't Bust Your Budget

Thomas Aquinas College
Thomas Aquinas College

You don't have to pay a fortune -- or rely on financial aid -- to attend a top-quality private college or university.

These 10 private schools have the lowest sticker price among Kiplinger's 100 best values in private universities and liberal-arts colleges -- as much as $20,000 below the $37,000 average for private institutions.

Click through the gallery below to see the top 10 most-affordable private colleges. To see the full list of 200 schools, check out Kiplinger's special report on the best private college values.


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By Marc A. Wojno, Senior Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance