The University of Virginia ranks second in the nation for the best value in public colleges. That’s in the annual list from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. It’s based on combining an outstanding education with economic value. The University of North Carolina is number one, the University of Florida comes in at number three, and the College of William & Mary comes in fourth on the list of the top 100. Marc Wojno of Kiplinger’s says UVA also has the highest four-year graduation rate of all the schools on the list at 87%.