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We assign a rating to each state-sponsored program ranging from one cap (least attractive) to five caps (most attractive). The 5-Cap Rating represents our opinion of the overall usefulness of a state's 529 plan based on many considerations.

The 5-Cap Rating is not strictly a measure of historical returns and it is not a predictor of future investment performance, level of investment risk, or financial solvency of the program funds. For more information on the criteria used in assigning a 5-Cap Rating, click HERE.

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Alabama

CollegeCounts 529 Fund


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

CollegeCounts 529 Fund Advisor Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (PACT) Program


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Alaska

John Hancock Freedom 529


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

University of Alaska College Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Arizona

Arizona Family College Savings Program


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Fidelity Arizona College Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Ivy Funds InvestEd Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Arkansas

GIFT College Investing Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

iShares 529 Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

California

The ScholarShare College Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Colorado

Direct Portfolio College Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Prepaid Tuition Fund


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Scholars Choice College Savings Program


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Smart Choice College Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Stable Value Plus College Savings Program


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Connecticut

Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET)


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) -- Advisor Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Delaware

Delaware College Investment Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

District of Columbia

DC 529 College Savings Program (Advisor-sold)


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

DC 529 College Savings Program (Direct-sold)


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Florida

Florida 529 Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Florida Prepaid College Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Georgia

Path2College 529 Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Hawaii

Hawaii's College Savings Program


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Idaho

Idaho College Savings Program (IDeal)


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Illinois

Bright Directions College Savings Program


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Bright Start College Savings Program -- Advisor-sold Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Bright Start College Savings Program -- Direct-sold Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

College Illinois! Prepaid Tuition Program


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Indiana

CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

CollegeChoice Advisor 529 Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Iowa

College Savings Iowa


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

IAdvisor 529 Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Kansas

Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold)


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Learning Quest Advisor


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Schwab 529 College Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Kentucky

Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Kentucky's Affordable Prepaid Tuition (KAPT)


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Louisiana

START Saving Program


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Maine

NextGen College Investing Plan -- Client Direct Series


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

NextGen College Investing Plan -- Client Select Series


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Maryland

College Savings Plans of Maryland -- College Investment Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

College Savings Plans of Maryland -- Prepaid College Trust


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Massachusetts

U.Fund College Investing Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

U.Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Michigan

MI 529 Advisor Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Michigan Education Savings Program


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Michigan Education Trust


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Minnesota

Minnesota College Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Mississippi

MACS 529 Advisor Program


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) Program


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (MPACT) Program


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Missouri

MOST - Missouri's 529 Advisor Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

MOST - Missouri's 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold)


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Montana

Montana Family Education Savings Program -- Bank Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Montana Family Education Savings Program -- Investment Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Nebraska

Nebraska Education Savings Trust -- Advisor College Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Nebraska Education Savings Trust -- Direct College Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

State Farm College Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Nevada

Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Putnam 529 for America


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

SSgA Upromise 529 Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

The Vanguard 529 Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

USAA 529 College Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

New Hampshire

Fidelity Advisor 529 Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

UNIQUE College Investing Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

New Jersey

Franklin Templeton 529 College Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

NJBEST 529 College Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

New Mexico

Scholar'sEdge


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

The Education Plan's College Savings Program


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

New York

New York's 529 Advisor-Guided College Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

New York's 529 College Savings Program -- Direct Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

North Carolina

National College Savings Program


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

North Dakota

College SAVE


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Ohio

BlackRock CollegeAdvantage 529 Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Ohio CollegeAdvantage -- Guaranteed Savings Fund


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Ohio CollegeAdvantage 529 Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Oklahoma

Oklahoma College Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Oklahoma Dream 529 Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Oregon

MFS 529 Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Oregon College Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Other

Private College 529 Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Pennsylvania 529 Investment Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Rhode Island

CollegeBoundfund (Advisor-sold)


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

CollegeBoundfund (Direct-sold, Alternative RI)


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

South Carolina

Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Advisor-sold)


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold)


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

South Carolina Tuition Prepayment Program


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

South Dakota

CollegeAccess 529 (Advisor-sold)


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

CollegeAccess 529 (Direct-sold)


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Tennessee

Tennessee's BEST Prepaid College Tuition Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

TNStars College Savings 529 Program


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Texas

Lonestar 529 Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Texas College Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Texas Tuition Promise Fund


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Utah

Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP)


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Vermont

Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Virginia

CollegeAmerica


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

CollegeWealth


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Virginia529 inVEST


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Virginia529 prePAID


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Washington

Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET)


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

West Virginia

SMART529 Prepaid Tuition Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

SMART529 Select


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

SMART529 WV Direct College Savings Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

The Hartford SMART529


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Wisconsin

Edvest


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)

Tomorrow's Scholar 529 Plan


(Resident Rating)

(Non-Resident Rating)