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In-state tuition and fees:
$6,875 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,027 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,780
Setting:
urban
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Tennessee State University is a historically black institution just outside downtown Nashville. Famed TV personality Oprah Winfrey is one of the school’s many notable graduates.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,583 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,113 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,768
Setting:
rural
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Texas A&M University--Commerce is a public institution that was founded in 1889. The school has 43.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Texas A&M University--Commerce is 14:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,668 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,198 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
8,740
Setting:
city
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Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi was established in 1947 as a public institution. Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,940 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,470 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
5,966
Setting:
rural
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A public institution, Texas A&M University--Kingsville was founded in 1925.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,646 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,946 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
7,021
Setting:
urban
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Texas Southern University is one of the largest historically black colleges in the country. The university is located in downtown Houston.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,050 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,580 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
9,443
Setting:
city
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Founded in 1901, Texas Woman's University is a public institution. Texas Woman's University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$22,330 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,467
Setting:
urban
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Trevecca Nazarene University is a private institution that was founded in 1901. The school has 75.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Trevecca Nazarene University is 15:1.

Tuition and fees:
$26,830 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,202
Setting:
suburban
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Trinity International University was established in 1897 as a private institution. Trinity International University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,055 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,417 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
22,122
Setting:
urban
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A public institution, University of Akron was founded in 1870. University of Akron offers a Greek system, where 4 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 4 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,550 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,240 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,131
Setting:
city
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University of Alaska--Fairbanks has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,131, with a gender distribution of 42.3 percent male students and 57.7 percent female students. At this school, 24 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 76 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,854 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,066 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
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Founded in 1927, University of Arkansas--Little Rock is a public institution. University of Arkansas--Little Rock follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,374 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$14,344 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
15,143
Setting:
city
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University of Louisiana--Lafayette is a public institution that was founded in 1898. The school has 29.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Louisiana--Lafayette is 22:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,355 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$24,109 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
12,124
Setting:
urban
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University of Massachusetts--Boston was established in 1964 as a public institution. University of Massachusetts--Boston follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,904 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,340 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
17,647
Setting:
urban
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University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

A public institution, University of Memphis was founded in 1912. University of Memphis offers a Greek system, where 1.5 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 2 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,474 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$24,429 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
13,349
Setting:
urban
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University of Missouri—St. Louis (UMSL) offers more than 120 organizations, about six fraternities and sororities, and student government. UMSL students can also explore campus media opportunities by becoming a DJ or writing for the student newspaper.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,510 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,520 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
12,136
Setting:
suburban
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Founded in 1908, University of Nebraska--Omaha is a public institution. University of Nebraska--Omaha follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,570 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,480 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
22,432
Setting:
urban
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At the University of Nevada—Las Vegas, students can get involved in research projects at the Center for Gaming Research, the Center for Popular Music, and more. The UNLV Rebels are Division I competitors.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,668 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,158 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
7,689
Setting:
urban
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University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

Freshmen at the University of New Orleans (UNO) can transition smoothly from high school by taking the University Success 1001 course, which introduces them to college life. Off campus, UNO students can take in the excitement of New Orleans, including the famous Mardi Gras festival.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,793 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,037 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,102
Setting:
suburban
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Located about 50 miles northeast of Denver, the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) campus is located in the city of Greeley. UNC is home to the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center, which supports Latino and Hispanic students.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,078 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,608 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
28,911
Setting:
city
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Among the academic offerings at the University of North Texas is the acclaimed College of Music. The College’s jazz studies major was the first of its kind in the country, and the school’s music group, the One O’Clock Lab Band, has been nominated for a Grammy.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,152 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,504 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
11,315
Setting:
suburban
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The University of South Alabama is located in the city of Mobile, in the upper Gulf Coast. Students at University of South Alabama can get involved in campus activities such as comedy shows, concerts, poetry slams, and movie screenings.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,744 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,024 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
13,658
Setting:
suburban
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The University of Southern Mississippi has two campuses: a main location in Hattiesburg and a complex in Long Beach. About 10 percent of students join Greek life.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,878 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,497 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
25,761
Setting:
urban
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University of Texas--Arlington was established in 1895 as a public institution. University of Texas--Arlington follows a other-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,018 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,639 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
19,217
Setting:
urban
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A public institution, University of Texas--El Paso was founded in 1913.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,737 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,454 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
25,979
Setting:
suburban
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University of Texas--San Antonio has a total undergraduate enrollment of 25,979, with a gender distribution of 53 percent male students and 47 percent female students. At this school, 12 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 88 percent of students live off campus.

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