College Guide

2013 Best Bang for the Buck Rankings - All Schools 2nd Page

This year, in addition to our public good-based evaluations which will be released next week, we're launching a new rankings set based on the economic value students receive per dollar: Best Bang for the Buck.

Read the chart below or drill into one of other Best Bang school categories with this drop-down menu:

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* Indicates a public school, ° indicates a for-profit school.
† This symbol denotes post-release edits to chart: Read footnote.

Institution
  
  Students receiving
Pell Grants
Graduation
Rate
Default
Rate
Net Price
151Univ. of Maine-Farmington (ME)* 47%59%6%$15,044
152Saint Mary's University of MN (MN)34%62%3%$15,077
153Rutgers University-New Brunswick (NJ)* 29%77%4%$15,116
154Univ. of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (PA)* 36%59%NA$15,210
155Willamette University (OR)27%77%2%$15,299
156Ohio State University-Main (OH)* 20%80%6%$15,308
157Smith College (MA)20%85%2%$15,321
158Southern IL University Edwardsville (IL)* 36%52%7%$15,352
159Northwest Christian University (OR)60%100%5%$15,356
160Andrews University (MI)32%63%5%$15,380
161Saint Edward's University (TX)35%68%8%$15,402
162Niagara University (NY)37%65%7%$15,404
163University of Indianapolis (IN)42%52%6%$15,407
164Concordia College-Moorhead (MN)30%69%2%$15,412
165College of the Holy Cross (MA)20%91%3%$15,449
166Maharishi Univ. of Management (IA)71%50%5%$15,521
167Clarke University (IA)41%60%6%$15,555
168John Carroll University (OH)30%71%3%$15,579
169Flagler College-St. Augustine (FL)26%60%4%$15,594
Trident University International (CA)°58%72%3%$15,622
171Converse College (SC)54%60%4%$15,654
172Malone University (OH)53%59%5%$15,665
173West Virginia Wesleyan College (WV)38%55%7%$15,758
174University of Missouri-St. Louis (MO)* 41%51%8%$15,765
175Austin College (TX)32%75%4%$15,782
176Hood College (MD)28%68%7%$15,910
177Bradley University (IL)28%75%3%$15,935
178Northern Illinois University (IL)* 50%56%7%$15,942
179Goshen College (IN)37%73%5%$15,972
180DePauw University (IN)22%85%2%$16,023
181Saint Norbert College (WI)26%70%3%$16,028
182University of NH-Main (NH)* 24%76%3%$16,072
183Wofford College (SC)25%79%1%$16,078
184Albion College (MI)25%68%4%$16,089
185Augsburg College (MN)53%65%4%$16,092
186Alma College (MI)36%67%4%$16,171
187Yeshiva University (NY)20%84%2%$16,202
188Northwest Nazarene Univ. (ID)46%52%6%$16,241
189Juniata College (PA)23%76%1%$16,440
190Montclair State University (NJ)* 37%62%6%$16,449
191Marian University (WI)50%52%5%$16,568
192Baldwin Wallace University (OH)42%70%3%$16,621
193Southern Adventist University (TN)37%51%6%$16,658
194Walsh University (OH)46%60%6%$16,677
195Wheeling Jesuit University (WV)37%62%7%$16,678
196Lipscomb University (TN)34%63%7%$16,766
197Simpson College (IA)35%69%4%$16,777
198California University of PA (PA)* 42%53%7%$16,804
199Marian University (IN)43%58%4%$16,809
200Stetson University (FL)40%64%4%$16,818
201Hastings College (NE)36%56%5%$16,853
202Cairn University (PA)50%63%4%$16,883
203Maranatha Baptist Bible College (WI)53%51%2%$16,911
204Elmhurst College (IL)25%70%2%$16,953
205Saint John Fisher College (NY)36%73%6%$17,005
206Saint Ambrose University (IA)30%62%4%$17,015
207Temple University (PA)* 31%68%6%$17,027
208Concordia University-WI (WI)35%58%4%$17,053
209West Chester University of PA (PA)* 22%68%4%$17,107
210College of Saint Benedict (MN)25%81%1%$17,110
211Clarkson University (NY)32%72%3%$17,133
212Hope College (MI)22%79%2%$17,156
213Sweet Briar College (VA)34%70%4%$17,203
214Alfred University (NY)43%60%6%$17,251
215Hamline University (MN)42%68%5%$17,269
216Lake Forest College (IL)42%68%7%$17,286
217Northwest University (WA)42%50%3%$17,353
218Valparaiso University (IN)29%71%4%$17,369
219Molloy College (NY)30%63%5%$17,398
220Meredith College (NC)34%59%3%$17,415
221Univ. of Northwestern-St. Paul (MN)44%64%4%$17,431
222Marywood University (PA)35%62%5%$17,503
223Allegheny College (PA)29%80%6%$17,603
224Richard Stockton College of NJ (NJ)* 41%66%6%$17,611
225Eastern Mennonite University (VA)37%66%5%$17,614
226University of Maine (ME)* 34%60%7%$17,724
227Mount Vernon Nazarene Univ. (OH)49%57%5%$17,755
228University of Redlands (CA)30%70%3%$17,763
229Bluffton University (OH)58%59%6%$17,767
230Houghton College (NY)43%68%5%$17,875
231Lycoming College (PA)39%70%3%$17,887
232Penn State Harrisburg (PA)* 34%63%NA$17,902
233Misericordia University (PA)29%64%5%$17,970
234Washington College (MD)20%75%1%$18,016
235Saint Francis University (PA)31%64%5%$18,020
236Pacific Lutheran University (WA)26%66%3%$18,043
237King's College (PA)31%63%6%$18,047
238Bethel University (MN)32%73%2%$18,052
239Stevenson University (MD)38%62%5%$18,146
240Creighton University (NE)21%77%2%$18,175
241Maryville Univ. of Saint Louis (MO)26%68%3%$18,202
242Illinois Wesleyan University (IL)20%82%3%$18,233
243Taylor University (IN)26%80%5%$18,233
244La Roche College (PA)44%51%7%$18,272
245Siena College (NY)24%74%4%$18,298
246Pepperdine University (CA)31%81%2%$18,313
247Vanguard Univ. of Southern CA (CA)43%55%5%$18,418
248Northwestern College (IA)37%66%2%$18,464
249Howard University (DC)43%63%7%$18,503
250Anderson University (IN)41%63%5%$18,575
251Manhattan College (NY)30%72%3%$18,582
252Augustana College (IL)25%76%4%$18,630
253Lawrence University (WI)20%77%2%$18,740
254Linfield College-McMinnville (OR)27%73%2%$18,767
255Wabash College (IN)28%75%7%$18,817
256Rockhurst University (MO)29%74%6%$18,855
257Wheaton College (MA)22%77%3%$18,911
258Mount Saint Mary College (NY)34%55%6%$18,927
259Rollins College (FL)27%70%4%$18,932
260Bellarmine University (KY)31%66%6%$18,964
261George Fox University (OR)37%62%3%$18,995
262Elizabethtown College (PA)24%79%3%$19,036
263Ursinus College (PA)30%80%3%$19,071
264Penn State Berks (PA)* 34%55%NA$19,087
265Le Moyne College (NY)40%72%5%$19,097
266DePaul University (IL)37%66%4%$19,106
267Fairfield University (CT)20%82%2%$19,264
268Asbury University (KY)32%71%6%$19,307
269Hiram College (OH)54%66%7%$19,308
270Monmouth University (NJ)26%66%5%$19,337
271Duquesne University (PA)22%73%2%$19,432
272Robert Morris University (PA)38%59%4%$19,441
273Saint Thomas Aquinas College (NY)31%58%7%$19,457
274Saint Joseph's Coll. of Maine (ME)39%55%3%$19,498
275Gannon University (PA)45%66%4%$19,505
276Eastern University (PA)45%67%6%$19,509
277Penn State Erie-Behrend College (PA)* 35%66%NA$19,538
278La Salle University (PA)35%67%4%$19,553
279Mount St. Mary's University (MD)28%76%4%$19,598
280Master's College & Seminary (CA)31%65%1%$19,639
281Fairleigh Dickinson U.-Coll. at Florham (NJ)35%55%NA$19,642
282Calvin College (MI)29%77%3%$19,703
283Saint Mary's College (IN)23%79%1%$19,780
284Susquehanna University (PA)23%77%2%$19,847
285Franciscan Univ. of Steubenville (OH)27%70%2%$19,922
286St. Catherine University (MN)54%65%5%$19,923
287Ashland University (OH)40%61%5%$19,968
288Mount Mercy University (IA)40%60%3%$20,025
289Westminster College (PA)38%74%4%$20,062
290Whitworth University (WA)25%80%2%$20,116
291Hollins University (VA)44%63%5%$20,119
292Chatham University (PA)42%60%3%$20,127
293Drew University (NJ)36%68%5%$20,137
294Westminster College (UT)29%66%3%$20,157
295Washington & Jefferson College (PA)29%74%3%$20,164
296Assumption College (MA)22%67%4%$20,175
297Chester College of New England (NH)42%96%NA$20,295
298Seattle Pacific University (WA)28%74%2%$20,322
299Rowan University (NJ)* 31%68%6%$20,387
300Penn State Altoona (PA)* 33%65%NA$20,391
301Marquette University (WI)20%81%2%$20,474
302College of Saint Scholastica (MN)35%63%5%$20,494
303Delaware Valley College (PA)35%55%6%$20,523
304Southern New Hampshire Univ. (NH)34%61%7%$20,547
305Syracuse University (NY)25%80%4%$20,556
306Lebanon Valley College (PA)29%73%4%$20,667
307Moravian College & Theo. Seminary (PA)33%76%3%$20,669
308Marlboro College (VT)32%66%3%$20,870
309Messiah College (PA)21%74%2%$20,963
310Saint Anselm College (NH)20%73%2%$20,964
311Cabrini College (PA)31%52%7%$20,983
312Stevens Institute of Tech. (NJ)25%79%4%$21,054
313Elmira College (NY)33%60%5%$21,124
314Roanoke College (VA)22%69%4%$21,286
315University of Dallas (TX)26%73%7%$21,429
316Iona College (NY)31%57%6%$21,524
317Merrimack College (MA)29%70%5%$21,586
318Goucher College (MD)20%70%3%$21,942
319Westmont College (CA)23%77%2%$22,079
320Regis University (CO)30%62%7%$22,257
321DeSales University (PA)26%69%3%$22,425
322Salve Regina University (RI)23%73%4%$22,666
323University of St. Thomas (MN)21%74%2%$22,698
324Alvernia University (PA)38%53%7%$22,725
325University of Scranton (PA)24%77%3%$23,026
326Indiana Wesleyan University (IN)47%70%7%$23,052
327Rider University (NJ)24%63%7%$23,148
328Endicott College (MA)21%67%3%$23,209
329Emmanuel College (MA)35%63%5%$23,215
330Biola University (CA)35%71%3%$23,379
331Adelphi University (NY)36%66%5%$23,510
332Point Loma Nazarene Univ. (CA)27%72%3%$23,548
333Widener University-Main (PA)34%54%6%$23,702
334Seton Hall University (NJ)34%66%5%$24,031
335Wittenberg University (OH)27%71%4%$24,060
336Immaculata University (PA)37%55%7%$24,511
337Suffolk University (MA)32%54%4%$24,669
338Ithaca College (NY)21%74%3%$25,098
339Wentworth Institute of Tech (MA)32%60%7%$25,295
340Champlain College (VT)22%62%3%$25,304
341University of Portland (OR)25%76%2%$25,822
342Mount Marty College (SD)49%51%6%$26,139
343Trinity Christian College (IL)51%64%7%$26,179
344Xavier University (OH)22%77%3%$27,028
345College of Saint Rose (NY)39%63%5%$27,179
346University of San Francisco (CA)31%70%4%$28,245
347Nazareth College (NY)31%74%4%$28,785
348Embry-Riddle Aero. Univ.-Prescott (AZ)29%57%NA$30,669
349Sacred Heart University (CT)21%68%4%$31,167


† It has come to our attention that Trident University International misreported its graduation rate to the federal government. The correct rate is 23 percent, not 72 percent. This would lower Trident's place on our rankings from 170 to 266.