Some colleges in our region are being honored in Kiplinger magazine's top 100 "Best Values in Public Colleges" list.

Virginia has seven schools on the list this year -- Virginia Tech came in at 27. Virginia also has two schools that made the top five: the University of Virginia was ranked second, and the College of William and Mary stayed at number four.

North Carolina had six schools make the list, including Appalachian State at number 30.

Tennessee has one school on the list -- the University of Tennessee ranked 68th.

For Kiplinger's complete list of the top 100 best values in higher education, click here.