Boston College

Is Boston College a Good School for the Money?

Boston College Value Report

Is a Boston College degree worth it? Only you know for sure, but College Factual's value analysis can help answer that question. Keep reading for more.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Top 5% National Quality

Boston College is ranked #2,118 out of 2,223 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Boston College 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.)

National Value Ranking  2118 out of 2223
Overpriced
Great Value
National Value Score  5.49 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

That Degree May Cost You $239,144 in Total

On average, a bachelor's degree from Boston College will cost you about $239,144. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $59,048 and a typical 4.05 years to graduate.

Amount
Average Yearly Cost $59,048
Average Years to Graduate 4.05
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $239,144

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average Boston College student takes 4.05 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your Boston College degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$153,487 In-State With Aid
$318,217 Avg Cost No Aid
4.05 Years to Graduate

The net price YOU pay may be very different than the typical net price.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at Boston College.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $318,217 #0 F
All Students $239,144 #2,118 F
Only Students Receiving Aid $153,487 #1,334 D+
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $318,217 # F
All Students $239,144 # F
Only Students Receiving Aid $153,487 # F

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Massachusetts.

About 56% of Boston College students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Boston College financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

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.

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