8. Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC.
2009-2010 Tuition and Fees: $10,286
Claflin University, a pioneer of integrated education in the American South, is home to a host of top-quality academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs. Though Claflin was originally established as a Methodist school, theology has long since taken a backseat to educational excellence – Claflin’s baccalaureate and graduate programs are firmly career-focused, offering students plentiful internship opportunities in addition to first-rate academics. Claflin University’s student body, like its academic curriculum, is highly diverse and includes global student exchange programs.