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.

Within Massachusetts, Boston College Offers Good Quality for a Fair Price.

Average Massachusetts Value
Top 20% Massachusetts Quality

Boston College is ranked #11 out of #68 in Massachusetts for quality and #34 out of #64 for Massachusetts value.

This makes it a good quality for a fair price in the state.

State Value Ranking  34 out of 64
Overpriced
Great Value
State Value Score  46.88 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Find out if Boston College offers in-state tuition that you may qualify for.

Fair Value Nationwide

Average National Value
Top 5% National Quality

Boston College is ranked #823 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Compared to other schools of similar quality, Boston College is priced appropriately for the kind of quality provided and is thus a fair value according to College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking.

National Value Ranking  823 out of 1472
Overpriced
Great Value
National Value Score  44.09 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $142,430 A
University of Richmond $182,360 B
University of California - Los Angeles $195,857 C+
University of Rochester $200,161 C+
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute $203,117 C+
Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology $204,599 C
Bentley University $215,184 C
Boston College $235,200 C-
Scripps College $240,455 C-
Tufts University $243,131 C-

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

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $235,200 For That Piece of Paper

On average, a bachelor's degree from Boston College will cost you about $235,200. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $58,074 and a typical 4.05 years to graduate.

Amount
Average Yearly Cost $58,074
Average Years to Graduate 4.05
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $235,200

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?

$147,031 In-State With Aid
$307,338 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 $307,338 #753 C
All Students $235,200 #823 C-
Only Students Receiving Aid $147,031 #351 B+
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $307,338 #29 C
All Students $235,200 #34 C
Only Students Receiving Aid $147,031 #17 B

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 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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