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15 Most Affordable Top Private Colleges



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Every year, time.com breaks down the top colleges in the US.  With various categories – public, private, liberal arts, etc. – it’s a great resource for learning about all kinds of schools, especially those that may or may not have been on your radar.


For an aspiring student-athlete, an athletic scholarship in college is the ultimate goal.  But what if the school you’re most interested in, doesn’t offer athletic aid?  What if they can only offer you a partial scholarship?  If student debt is a concern of yours, but a small and/or private school feel is important to you, take a look at these private colleges found in Time’s top rankings that have the least student debt on average upon graduating.  Many having stellar athletic programs in their respective divisions, this list of private schools is worth checking out:


Among the highest-ranked 665 private colleges on our Best Colleges list, earning a degree at these schools typically costs the least.






















































































































SCHOOL



LOCATION



OVERALL RANK



AVG. NET PRICE OF A DEGREE



AVG. STUDENT DEBT



1. Berea College



Berea, Ky.



57



$49,280



$2,290



2. Principia College



Elsah, Ill.



32



65,520



13,870



3. College of the Ozarks



Point Lookout, Mo.



62



72,420



1,410



4. Webb Institute



Glen Cove, N.Y.



2



77,610



6,620



5. Brigham Young University



Provo, Utah



9



82,040



3,750



6. Mississippi College



Clinton, Miss.



235



91,970



12,890



7. Grove City College



Grove City, Pa.



58



94,140



16,390



8. Rockhurst University



Kansas City, Mo.



177



96,820



25,230



9. Presbyterian College



Clinton, S.C.



84



101,710



13,170



10. Doane College-Crete



Crete, Neb.



61



103,630



21,190



11. Westminster College



Fulton, Mo.



150



106,720



19,340



12. Neumann University



Aston, Pa.



189



107,950



26,150



13. Saint Vincent College



Latrobe, Pa.



82



108,620



20,000



14. Monmouth College



Monmouth, Ill.



257



108,770



24,000



15. Earlham College



Richmond, Ind.



129



108,880



17,050



 

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