Survey names UC Berkeley top 10 value college

University of California, Berkeley students walk through Sather Gate on the Berkeley, Calif., campus, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

January 9, 2014 6:44:17 PM PST
A new survey released Thursday names UC Berkeley as one of the top 10 public colleges with the best value. Cal came in 9th on Kiplinger's list of the 100 public colleges and universities with the best value.

For in-state students, it costs about $29,000 total to attend UC Berkeley. On average, students graduate with about $18,000 in debt. For the quality of the education, Kiplinger says it's a bargain.

Rounding out the top five schools -- UCLA came in fifth, College of William of Mary in Virginia came in fourth, University of Florida came in third, the University of Virginia came in second, and UNC Chapel Hill ranked number one.