Since 2013, Best Value Schools has helped millions of Americans find the best education for their careers — at the best value. We publish independent, evidence-based rankings to compare thousands of schools, degrees, and programs around the country. Whether you’re looking for an undergraduate degree on a traditional campus, or an online program to enhance your career, we’ll help you make a decision with confidence.
What We Do
degree subjects to see how they'll impact your career.
schools with our evidence-based methodologies.
We help3.5 million
students make decisions each year.
college mascots before picking Delta State University's Fighting Okra as the best in the U.S.
We want$1.7 trillion
in U.S. student debt (2021) reduced to zero.
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What Do We Mean By “Value”?
A higher education degree will, on average, increase your lifetime earnings. But it can also be a major financial investment in the short term. That’s why we prioritize value in our data. As explained on our methodology page, we use weighted factors such as degree investment return and alumni evaluations to determine which schools offer the best overall value.
For some students, that value may be strictly financial — affordable tuition and financial aid opportunities. Other students may value a university’s reputation or faculty quality more. Or a valuable education may be an online or flexible program that allows students to care for family, develop work experience, and balance all of life’s responsibilities while pursuing a degree.
Whatever you value most, we’re here to make your choices easier.
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Alma mater: Furman University, Roosevelt University
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Alma mater: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Alma mater: University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Alma mater: University of South Carolina
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