01/05/2011 03:45 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kiplinger's Best Public College Values: Which Colorado Schools Made The List?

Three Colorado Public College's were ranked among Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine's 100 best public-college values for 2011.

The Colorado School of Mines (# 59), The University of Colorado in Boulder (#85), and Colorado State University (#90) were named 'Top Values,' according to Kiplinger's model, which weighs academic performance against cost factors such as tuition, room and board, fees and average debt carried by graduate.

In 2010, Last year, Mines was ranked No. 69, CU-Boulder placed No. 74, and CSU-Fort Collins No. 99.

Kiplinger's found the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to be the top value for the 10th consecutive year.

In November, Colorado College in Colorado Springs and the University of Denver were named among Kiplinger's best private school values for 2011.