As we’ve detailed before, and as any driver already knows, car ownership is expensive. The annual cost to own and operate a vehicle has fallen 2% from last year, but for many American families, those meager savings are not enough to offset the financial worries of car ownership when balanced alongside the hefty cost of a college education. Driving expenses vary depending on a multitude of factors, and luckily for any of you new grads headed to one of the 10 colleges listed below, the chips have landed in your favor. In new data analysis, we looked at the top location-based variables such as insurance premium costs, basic student parking fees, and local gas prices to determine the 10 most affordable colleges for bringing a car to campus. So come moving day, you can load up your backseat with boxes, and start navigating a whole new world of collegiate freedom, without blowing through your budget.
Here is The Zebra‘s list of the Top 10 Most Car-Friendly Colleges: