The best college values under $30,000/year

Posted on December 19th, 2014

With the cost of college topping $60,000 at some schools, it may seem impossible for regular families to afford higher education.

But there are still plenty of quality colleges for half the cost. Kiplinger recently released a list of the best value colleges that still cost under $30,000 per year, all of which provide a great bang for your tuition buck.

New York state colleges rank high for value

Topping the list is the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo, located in our hometown of Western New York.

Even for out-of-state students, this public college offers students a quality education at an affordable price.

SUNY Geneseo in Geneseo, NY topped the list of best value colleges under $30,000 per year.

SUNY Geneseo in Geneseo, NY topped the list of best value colleges under $30,000 per year. (Photo credit: SUNY Geneseo)

Following SUNY Geneseo were many other colleges you may have never heard of, but also offer students great value. Brigham Young University, Berea College, Truman State University, and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology rounded out the top 5.

Several other New York state public colleges made the top 20, including Hunter College (CUNY), Queens College (CUNY), SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Plattsburgh, and SUNY New Paltz.

Consider affordability when choosing a college

Of course, with financial aid, college can turn out to be much cheaper than the sticker price.

But since you never know how much financial aid you’ll receive from a college until you’re accepted, it’s a good idea for students to consider more affordable options when figuring out where to apply.

When working with college-bound students and families, we help steer them toward colleges that offer a great education at an affordable price point. If you’re interested in learning how we can help you save money on college, give us a call at 1-888-234-3907 or contact us using this form.

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