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University of Vermont and University of Delaware are tops.

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U.S. News has compiled a new ranking to determine which top-ranked public universities from the 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges have the largest percentage of out-of-state students.

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Below, you will see the top publics sorted based on which schools have the greatest percentage of out-of-state students. The list also provides their best public numerical ranking within America's Best Colleges 2010; for our purposes, each of these schools is listed within the National Universities ranking category.

Best Public numerical rank in America's Best Colleges 2010 edition-National University Category School name Percent of fall 2008 freshmen who are out-of-state students Percent of fall 2008 all undergraduates who are out-of-state students
39 University of Vermont 74% 65%
28 University of Delaware 73% 64%
29 University of Iowa 48% 37%
34 University of Colorado—Boulder 47% 33%
55 University of New Hampshire 44% 43%
39 Auburn University (Alabama) 43% 35%
57 University of Oregon 40% 30%
48 University of Arizona 38% 29%
55 University of South Carolina 38% 26%
29 Indiana University—Bloomington 37% 34%
43 University of Alabama 37% 27%
64 University of Arkansas 36% 27%
6 College of William and Mary (Virginia) 36% 32%
9 University of Wisconsin—Madison 36% 32%
22 Clemson University (South Carolina) 34% 29%
15 Pennsylvania State University—University Park 34% 25%
26 University of Connecticut 33% 23%
39 Iowa State University 33% 23%
29 Virginia Tech 32% 25%
34 Miami University—Oxford (Ohio) 32% 30%
22 Purdue University—West Lafayette (Indiana) 31% 39%
7 Georgia Institute of Technology 31% 27%
22 University of Minnesota—Twin Cities 31% 26%
2 University of Virginia 30% 28%
18 University of Maryland—College Park 30% 24%
60 Arizona State University 30% 22%
43 University of Kansas 29% 23%
4 University of Michigan—Ann Arbor 28% 35%
34 Colorado School of Mines 28% 20%
48 University of Oklahoma 25% 25%
20 University of Pittsburgh 25% 17%
64 University of Kentucky 24% 21%
60 Michigan Technological University 22% 23%
64 Missouri University of Science & Technology 22% 20%
52 University of Massachusetts—Amherst 22% 19%
37 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry 22% 15%
48 University of Missouri 22% 15%
64 Louisiana State University—Baton Rouge 21% 15%
43 University of Nebraska—Lincoln 20% 18%
64 Colorado State University 20% 16%
63 University of Utah 19% 17%
11 University of Washington 17% 12%
5 University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill 17% 17%
18 Ohio State University—Columbus 15% 11%
21 University of Georgia 15% 12%
37 SUNY—Binghamton 14% 9%
52 University of Tennessee 14% 13%
29 Michigan State University 12% 8%
52 Washington State University 11% 8%
57 Ohio University 10% 8%
26 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—New Brunswick 10% 7%
2 University of California—Los Angeles 10% 6%
43 SUNY—Stony Brook 10% 6%
48 Florida State University 9% 10%
1 University of California—Berkeley 9% 7%
39 North Carolina State University—Raleigh 9% 7%
9 University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign 8% 6%
60 University at Buffalo—SUNY 7% 4%
57 New Jersey Inst. of Technology 6% 4%
15 University of Texas—Austin 5% 4%
11 University of California—Santa Barbara 4% 4%
15 University of Florida 3% 4%
14 University of California—Irvine 3% 3%
22 Texas A&M University—College Station 3% 3%
11 University of California—Davis 3% 2%
29 University of California—Santa Cruz 3% 3%
43 University of California—Riverside 2% 2%
  See Third Tier Schools »
Best Public numerical rank in America's Best Colleges 2010 edition-National University Category School name Percent of fall 2008 freshmen who are out-of-state students Percent of fall 2008 all undergraduates who are out-of-state students
Third Tier North Dakota State University 65% 45%
Third Tier University of North Dakota 61% 48%
Third Tier University of Wyoming 54% 29%
Third Tier West Virginia University 53% 46%
Third Tier University of Rhode Island 50% 39%
Third Tier University of Idaho 39% 31%
Third Tier Montana State University 37% 31%
Third Tier University of Montana 31% 25%
Third Tier University of Hawaii—Manoa 30% 24%
Third Tier South Carolina State University 30% 17%
Third Tier University of South Dakota 29% 25%
Third Tier Temple University (Pennsylvania) 26% 19%
Third Tier Mississippi State University 25% 17%
Third Tier University of Missouri—Kansas City 23% 26%
Third Tier Oklahoma State University 22% 16%
Third Tier University of Maine 22% 16%
Third Tier George Mason University (Virginia) 21% 10%
Third Tier Utah State University 21% 24%
Third Tier Kansas State University 17% 13%
Third Tier University of Alabama—Huntsville 16% 13%
Third Tier Oregon State University 15% 13%
Third Tier University of Louisville (Kentucky) 15% 13%
Third Tier University of Nevada—Reno 15% 17%
Third Tier Kent State University (Ohio) 13% 10%
Third Tier Louisiana Tech University 13% 9%
Third Tier Bowling Green State University (Ohio) 12% 10%
Third Tier University of Massachusetts—Lowell 11% 11%
Third Tier University of Maryland—Baltimore County 10% 7%
Third Tier Virginia Commonwealth University 9% 7%
Third Tier Ball State University (Indiana) 9% 7%
Third Tier Western Michigan University 9% 5%
Third Tier University at Albany—SUNY 8% 5%
Third Tier University of Alabama—Birmingham 8% 7%
Third Tier University of Cincinnati 8% 10%
Third Tier Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—Newark 8% 3%
Third Tier University of North Carolina—Greensboro 8% 7%
Third Tier San Diego State University 8% 6%
Third Tier Old Dominion University (Virginia) 8% 7%
Third Tier University of Central Florida 7% 5%
Third Tier Southern Illinois University—Carbondale 6% 11%
Third Tier University of Texas—Dallas 5% 4%
Third Tier University of South Florida 5% 3%
Third Tier Texas Tech University 4% 4%
Third Tier University of Illinois—Chicago 2% 2%
Third Tier Illinois State University 0% 1%
Third Tier University of Mississippi N/A 34%
Third Tier University of New Mexico N/A N/A
  See Fourth Tier Schools »
Best Public numerical rank in America's Best Colleges 2010 edition-National University Category School name Percent of fall 2008 freshmen who are out-of-state students Percent of fall 2008 all undergraduates who are out-of-state students
Fourth Tier South Dakota State University 35% 31%
Fourth Tier Northern Arizona University 30% 23%
Fourth Tier Tennessee State University 30% 23%
Fourth Tier Florida A&M University 24% 20%
Fourth Tier University of Southern Mississippi 22% 11%
Fourth Tier New Mexico State University 21% 17%
Fourth Tier East Carolina University (North Carolina) 19% 12%
Fourth Tier University of Nevada—Las Vegas 18% 18%
Fourth Tier University of Northern Colorado 14% 12%
Fourth Tier East Tennessee State University 14% 11%
Fourth Tier University of North Carolina—Charlotte 11% 8%
Fourth Tier Indiana State University 10% 13%
Fourth Tier University of Toledo (Ohio) 10% 10%
Fourth Tier University of Missouri—St. Louis 10% 7%
Fourth Tier University of Memphis 9% 9%
Fourth Tier University of Alaska—Fairbanks 9% 13%
Fourth Tier University of West Florida 9% 10%
Fourth Tier University of Colorado—Denver 8% 6%
Fourth Tier University of Massachusetts—Boston 8% 5%
Fourth Tier University of New Orleans 7% 5%
Fourth Tier Indiana University of Pennsylvania 7% 5%
Fourth Tier University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee 6% N/A
Fourth Tier Wichita State University (Kansas) 6% 4%
Fourth Tier Florida Atlantic University 6% 4%
Fourth Tier Cleveland State University 6% 3%
Fourth Tier Indiana University-Purdue University—Indianapolis 4% 2%
Fourth Tier Georgia State University 4% 6%
Fourth Tier Florida International University 4% 3%
Fourth Tier Georgia Southern University 4% 4%
Fourth Tier University of Louisiana—Lafayette 4% 4%
Fourth Tier University of Houston 3% 2%
Fourth Tier University of Texas—Arlington 3% 2%
Fourth Tier University of Akron (Ohio) 3% 2%
Fourth Tier University of North Texas 3% 4%
Fourth Tier University of Texas—El Paso 2% 3%
Fourth Tier Central Michigan University 2% 2%
Fourth Tier Wright State University (Ohio) 2% 4%
Fourth Tier Wayne State University (Michigan) 2% 2%
Fourth Tier Texas A&M University—Kingsville 2% 3%
Fourth Tier Texas Woman's University 1% 1%
Fourth Tier Oakland University (Michigan) 1% 1%
Fourth Tier Northern Illinois University N/A 2%
Fourth Tier Idaho State University N/A N/A
Fourth Tier Jackson State University (Mississippi) N/A N/A
Fourth Tier North Carolina A&T State University N/A N/A
Fourth Tier Morgan State University (Maryland) N/A N/A
Fourth Tier Portland State University (Oregon) N/A N/A
Fourth Tier Texas A&M University—Commerce N/A N/A
Fourth Tier University of Arkansas—Little Rock N/A N/A