Three institutions in the Lone Star State made the cut in 2012:
They look at cost and financial aid, student indebtedness, competitiveness, graduation rates, and academic support.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been crowned the best public school bargain for 11 years in a row. You can read their entire special report on public schools on the Kiplinger website.
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