Many students and families assume that the more expensive a college is, the more prestigious and the higher its quality.
This leads some families to overpay for college under the assumption that there is a positive correlation between price and education quality.
But a recent report from Third Way found that that’s not the case.
In fact, they found the lowest-ranked colleges charged low- and moderate-income students more than higher-ranked schools.
We write a lot about evaluating the return on investment of a college when deciding where to attend.
With the price of college rising each year, it’s an extremely important factor to consider when choosing a college and spending thousands of dollars to attend.
To help you figure you the real value of college, The Princeton Review put together a list of the colleges that provide the best return on your investment.
In an era of sky-high college costs, it’s extremely important to consider a college’s ROI before committing to potentially take out tens–or even hundreds–of thousands of dollars in student loans to go there.
But it can be difficult for students and families to assess the value of a college before deciding whether or not to attend. Many factors, including the student’s major, will play a role in the long-term value of the degree.
Looking for an affordable college? Check out some of the schools in the State University of New York (SUNY) system.
Even if you don’t live in New York state, these colleges offer a great value for your tuition dollar.
In fact, nine SUNY schools made Kiplinger’s 2014 list of ”Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges.” Read on to find out which other schools made the list of affordable, quality schools for both in- and out-of-state students.