In Forbes' list of the America’s Best Value Colleges, the state-funded schools win out. More than 50 institutions on this year's list are public, according to Forbes staffer Caroline Howard.

Seven public colleges dominate the top 10, including University of California, Berkeley, University of Florida, and UCLA and U.C. San Diego, all which crack the top five.

California was especially strong hitting double digits with the number of schools on the list, but states like Virginia, North Carolina, and New York also placed a number of schools on the list.

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