FAMU, FSU top most affordable school lists

Jan 4, 2012

Two of Tallahassee's higher education institutions have been ranked among the nation's most affordable schools. Lynn Hatter reports when it comes to paying for college, many of the best values can be found in Florida.

Florida State University and Florida A&M University have been ranked among some of the nation's most financial friendly colleges and universities. FSU's ranking comes from Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, which placed it as the 18th most affordable college in the nation. Florida A & M's credits come from JET magazine.

Also topping the "most affordables" list is the University of Florida.

One reason Florida schools do well in the financial category is the low cost of tuition. Right now the cost of attending one of the state's 11 public universities is about 56 hundred dollars a year, nearly three-thousand dollars less than the national average. Florida currently ranks 45th in the nation when it comes to college tuition, despite having raised its rates for the past several years.