That according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine which has ranked the school the best value in American public higher education for the tenth time in a row.
The ranking appears in the magazine's February issue which hit newsstands Tuesday.
"The top Kiplinger's ranking resonates for us because it recognizes our passion for providing the highest-quality education possible to these students at an affordable price," said UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp in a statement.
The universities of Florida, Virginia and the College of William and Mary ranked second, third and fourth, respectively, followed by the University of Maryland (College Park).
Get more at: www.kiplinger.com/reports/best-college-values/