College Guide

2013 Best Bang for the Buck Rankings - Baccalaureate Colleges

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:

Read more about the Best Bang for the Buck rankings.

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* Indicates a public school, ° indicates a for-profit school.

  Students receiving
Pell Grants
Net Price
1Brigham Young University-Idaho (ID)28%52%2%$7,480
2College of the Ozarks (MO)70%54%0%$10,480
3Martin Luther College (MN)39%73%3%$11,934
4Brigham Young University-Hawaii (HI)24%51%7%$12,294
5Milligan College (TN)32%65%4%$12,572
6Bryan College-Dayton (TN)44%56%7%$12,645
7John Brown University (AR)39%66%3%$13,102
8Geneva College (PA)44%68%5%$13,321
9Northland International University (WI)59%50%1%$14,207
10Maine Maritime Academy (ME)* 33%69%3%$14,328
11Grace College and Theological Sem. (IN)43%56%4%$14,602
12Wilson College (PA)52%53%6%$14,655
13Huntington University (IN)42%62%4%$14,822
14University of Maine-Farmington (ME)* 47%59%6%$15,044
15University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (PA)* 36%59%NA$15,210
16Northwest Christian University (OR)60%100%5%$15,356
17Clarke University (IA)41%60%6%$15,555
18Flagler College-St. Augustine (FL)26%60%4%$15,594
19West Virginia Wesleyan College (WV)38%55%7%$15,758
20Southern Adventist University (TN)37%51%6%$16,658
21Wheeling Jesuit University (WV)37%62%7%$16,678
22Marian University (IN)43%58%4%$16,809
23Hastings College (NE)36%56%5%$16,853
24Maranatha Baptist Bible College (WI)53%51%2%$16,911
25Northwest University (WA)42%50%3%$17,353
26Meredith College (NC)34%59%3%$17,415
27Univ. of Northwestern-St. Paul (MN)44%64%4%$17,431
28Bluffton University (OH)58%59%6%$17,767
29Taylor University (IN)26%80%5%$18,233
30La Roche College (PA)44%51%7%$18,272
31Vanguard Univ. of So. California (CA)43%55%5%$18,418
32Northwestern College (IA)37%66%2%$18,464
33Elizabethtown College (PA)24%79%3%$19,036
34Penn State Berks (PA)* 34%55%NA$19,087
35Asbury University (KY)32%71%6%$19,307
36Master's College & Seminary (CA)31%65%1%$19,639
37Mount Mercy University (IA)40%60%3%$20,025
38Penn State Altoona (PA)* 33%65%NA$20,391
39Delaware Valley College (PA)35%55%6%$20,523
40Lebanon Valley College (PA)29%73%4%$20,667
41Messiah College (PA)21%74%2%$20,963
42Elmira College (NY)33%60%5%$21,124
43Merrimack College (MA)29%70%5%$21,586
44Wentworth Institute of Tech. (MA)32%60%7%$25,295
45Champlain College (VT)22%62%3%$25,304
46Mount Marty College (SD)49%51%6%$26,139
47Trinity Christian College (IL)51%64%7%$26,179
48Embry-Riddle Aero. U.-Prescott (AZ)29%57%NA$30,669