Best Colleges for the Money in Great Lakes

Looking for a quality education at a price that will keep your overall student debt at a reasonable level? These rankings look at the quality and average cost of each college, as well as the average time it takes a student to graduate. The colleges are then ranked based on the value of the education you will receive for the amount of money you will spend. This allows you to spot colleges that might cost less, but still provide you with a solid four-year undergraduate education that is equal to or better than higher-cost schools.

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RankSchoolAvg. Yearly
Cost
Avg. Years
to Graduate
Avg. Total
Degree Cost
Overall Quality Ranking
#1
Liberal Arts College (Private)
Hanover, IN
$18,8324.0$75,730336
#2
Liberal Arts College (Private)
Goshen, IN
$16,8914.2$71,159439
#3
Masters College/University (Public)
La Crosse, WI
$17,6924.6$81,117462
#4
Doctoral/Research University (Public)
Normal, IL
$21,2644.4$94,123288
#5
Baccalaureate College (Private)
Eureka, IL
$15,5114.3$66,182700
#6
Masters College/University (Public)
Eau Claire, WI
$18,4324.7$87,382425
#7
Masters College/University (Public)
Stevens Point, WI
$15,1934.7$71,643671
#8
Masters College/University (Public)
Whitewater, WI
$15,2414.6$70,580688
#9
Doctoral/Research University (Public)
Houghton, MI
$22,1314.7$104,429160
#10
Doctoral/Research University (Public)
Muncie, IN
$18,9214.5$84,992502
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