NEWLY RETITLED! An updated edition of this college guide to public and private schools that shows students and parents where to get the best “ROE” (Return-on-Education) for their buck. ROE weighs 40+ data points (including academics, cost of attendance, financial aid, and statistics on graduation rates, alumni salaries, and job satisfaction) to decide which schools to include.
Sending a student to college is a major financial investment, and as the price tag per diploma goes up (averaging $45k for a year at a private college in 2017!), parents and students are increasingly focused on making sure that their money is well spent. In this updated edition of The Best Value Colleges, the experts at The Princeton Review select and profile 200 colleges that give you the best ROI on your investment: reasonable tuition and/or fantastic financial aid opportunities, academic excellence, and a great learning environment. For example, while a year of tuition at Swarthmore College is over $45,000, the school is a great value, because students receive not only a top-quality education but also an average financial aid award of over $40,000. The Best Value Colleges is a resource that families can’t afford to miss in this economic climate!