Is Benedictine U a Good School for the Money?
Benedictine University Value Report
College Factual set out to determine if Benedictine U is asking a fair price for the quality of education they provide. Keep reading for the detailed value report.
Within Illinois, Benedictine U is Ranked Below Average in Quality and is Very Overpriced.
Benedictine University is ranked #38 out of #61 in Illinois for quality and #46 out of #52 for Illinois value.
This means it is below average in educational quality and yet priced much higher than it should be.
Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the Benedictine U financial aid page to be sure.
Below Average Value Nationwide
Benedictine University is ranked #1,243 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.
Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Benedictine University is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)
Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores
|School||Total Price||Value Grade|
|California State University - Fresno||$110,970||B|
|Northern Arizona University||$113,696||B|
|University of Hawaii at Hilo||$115,484||B|
|North Carolina Central University||$125,178||C|
|Farmingdale State College||$126,717||C-|
|University of Mary Hardin - Baylor||$128,469||D+|
|Trinity International University - Illinois||$145,148||F|
*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.
We're Looking at a Total Cost of $148,944 for a Benedictine U Degree
The average Benedictine U student's degree will cost an estimated $148,944. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $34,240 and a typical 4.35 years to graduate.
|Average Yearly Cost||$34,240|
|Average Years to Graduate||4.35|
|Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree||$148,944|
Many Factors Affect Net Price
There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about Benedictine U cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.
Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?
Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.
Look at the table below to get a sense of how Benedictine U value for your educational dollar might vary.
|Nationwide Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$210,196||#1,269||F|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$138,134||#1,257||F|
|In-State Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$210,196||#45||F|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$138,134||#46||F|
Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Illinois.
About 99% of Benedictine U students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Benedictine U financial aid you may qualify for.
How to Calculate Value
College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.
Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.
College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.