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Tuition and fees:
$25,450 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,799
Setting:
suburban
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Founded in 1937, Cardinal Stritch University is a private institution. Cardinal Stritch University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$21,100 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,632
Setting:
urban
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Clark Atlanta University is a historically black institution that formed when Atlanta University and Clark College merged in 1988. Many notable people have passed through Clark Atlanta and the two founding schools, such as civil rights activist and writer W.E.B. DuBois, who taught social work at the university.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,289 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$12,411 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
12,038
Setting:
urban
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At Cleveland State University (CSU), students can study in more than 200 academic programs, join more than 150 campus clubs, and visit numerous city attractions, such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Notable CSU alumni include the late Carl Stokes, who, as a former mayor of Cleveland, was the first African-American elected mayor of a major American city.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,697 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,372 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
12,267
Setting:
city
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East Tennessee State University in Johnson City is largely a commuter school. The ETSU Buccaneers compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,785 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,725 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,053
Setting:
city
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Florida A&M University

Tallahassee, FL

Located in Tallahassee, Florida A&M University is a historically black institution that offers a range of degrees to students of all races. The university, more commonly known as FAMU, offers more than 100 student organizations and several fraternities and sororities to join.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,986 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$21,543 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
24,823
Setting:
city
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Founded in 1961, Florida Atlantic University is a public institution. Florida Atlantic University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,540 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,939 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
37,468
Setting:
urban
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Florida International University is a public school in Miami. Hispanic students comprise about 60 percent of the student body.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,066 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,658 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
17,993
Setting:
rural
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At Georgia Southern University, students can get a global perspective by utilizing the school’s three centers specifically for Irish, Africana, and International studies, or by studying abroad. On campus, Georgia Southern hosts many annual events for students, such as Finals Feast, when administrators treat students to a breakfast buffet during the stressful weeks of final exams.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,928 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,138 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
24,665
Setting:
urban
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Georgia State University, located in downtown Atlanta, is one of the largest universities in Georgia. To help ease the college transition, first year students can opt into the Freshmen Learning Communities program, which clusters classes of students based on shared interests.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,070 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,870 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
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Idaho State University

Pocatello, ID

Located in the city of Pocatello, Idaho State University  offers more than 280 academic programs. Students can get involved in more than 130 campus clubs, play intramural sports, or try out for the Division I Idaho State Bengals varsity teams.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,256 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,992 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,076
Setting:
city
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Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN

Located in Terre Haute, Indiana State University offers more than 100 academic majors. Indiana State students can get involved in more than 120 organizations and many campus events, such as the annual tandem bicycle race.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,756 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$29,571 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
22,271
Setting:
urban
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Better known as IUPUI, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis hosts many events for students to attend, including the Indianapolis Tennis Championships and the annual International Festival. Students at IUPUI can also get involved in Division I sports and Greek life.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,888 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$14,576 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
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Jackson State University was established in 1877 as a public institution. Jackson State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,011 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,631 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
9,800
Setting:
city
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Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

A public institution, Lamar University was founded in 1923. Lamar University offers a Greek system, where 3 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 5 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$33,400 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,657
Setting:
suburban
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Lynn University

Boca Raton, FL

At Lynn University, a small private school in Florida, freshmen can apply for a selective program that allows them to graduate in three years instead of four. Students at Lynn University are in a prime location, with the beach just three miles away and Miami within an hour’s drive.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,840 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$24,070 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
22,371
Setting:
city
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Founded in 1911, Middle Tennessee State University is a public institution. Middle Tennessee State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,218 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,632 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,591
Setting:
urban
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Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

Morgan State University is a public institution that was founded in 1867. The school has 41.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Morgan State University is 14:1.

Tuition and fees:
$18,930 (2012-13)
Setting:
urban
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National-Louis University was established in 1886 as a private institution. National-Louis University follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,422 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,503 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,923
Setting:
city
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North Carolina A&T State University is a historically black school in Greensboro. The Aggies sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
 

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,271 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$21,626 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
21,774
Setting:
rural
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Northern Arizona University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 21,774, with a gender distribution of 42.3 percent male students and 57.7 percent female students. At this school, 33 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 67 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$25,430 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,739
Setting:
suburban
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Nova Southeastern University

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Founded in 1964, Nova Southeastern University is a private institution. Nova Southeastern University follows a trimester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$11,027 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$25,477 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
16,190
Setting:
suburban
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Oakland University

Rochester, MI

Located about 30 miles northwest of Detroit, Oakland University is in the suburb of Rochester, Mich. Classes at Oakland are usually small, often with fewer than 35 students, and only 1 percent of courses are taught by graduate assistants.
 

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,820 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$24,480 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
19,612
Setting:
urban
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Old Dominion University is a state school located in Norfolk, Va. The ODU sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association.

Tuition and fees:
$24,098 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,509
Setting:
urban
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A private institution, Our Lady of the Lake University was founded in 1895.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,653 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$22,863 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
23,170
Setting:
urban
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Portland State University is a public school in the Oregon University System. The campus is located in downtown Portland, where students can live in university housing.

Tuition and fees:
$15,308 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
2,432
Setting:
city
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Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA

Founded in 1977, Regent University is a private institution. Regent University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,594 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,214 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
15,611
Setting:
rural
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Sam Houston State University is a public institution that was founded in 1879. The school has 22.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Sam Houston State University is 23:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,258 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,170 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
3,265
Setting:
city
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South Carolina State University was established in 1896 as a public institution. South Carolina State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

Tuition and fees:
$20,550 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,429
Setting:
urban
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Spalding University

Louisville, KY

A private institution, Spalding University was founded in 1814.

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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Founded in 1889, Texas A&M University--Commerce is a public institution. Texas A&M University--Commerce follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1947. The school has 16.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi is 21:1.

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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Texas A&M University--Kingsville was established in 1925 as a public institution. Texas A&M University--Kingsville follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

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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Texas Woman's University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,443, with a gender distribution of 9.8 percent male students and 90.2 percent female students. At this school, 20.4 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 79.6 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$22,330 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,467
Setting:
urban
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Founded in 1901, Trevecca Nazarene University is a private institution. Trevecca Nazarene University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$26,830 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,202
Setting:
suburban
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Trinity International University is a private institution that was founded in 1897. The student-faculty ratio at Trinity International University is 16:1.

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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University of Akron was established in 1870 as a public institution. University of Akron follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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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A public institution, University of Alaska--Fairbanks was founded in 1917.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,854 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,066 (2012-13)
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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.

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