The University of Georgia and Georgia Tech rank high on the list of "Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges" put out by "Kiplinger's Personal Finance."
Georgia ranks No. 6 on the list and Georgia Tech No. 15. Other Georgia schools are North Georgia College and State University at No. 78 and Georgia Southern University at No. 90.
Alabama schools ranked were Auburn University at No. 63 and the University of Alabama at No. 65.
The top two schools on the list were the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Florida.
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The top 100 were chosen from a pool of more than 500. Schools were ranked according to academic quality, admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, graduation rates, and cost.