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.


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