Calvin University

Is Calvin a Good School for the Money?

Calvin University Value Report

What is a Calvin degree worth? College Factual's value analysis compares Calvin with other schools of similar quality to see if it's priced fairly.

Within Michigan, Calvin Offers Good Quality for a Good Price.

Top 50% Michigan Value
Top 20% Michigan Quality

Calvin University is ranked #7 out of #42 in Michigan for quality and #15 out of #41 for Michigan value.

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

State Value Ranking  15 out of 41
Great Value
State Value Score  63.41 out of 100
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the Calvin financial aid page to be sure.

Very Good Value Nationwide

Top 20% National Value
Top 15% National Quality

Calvin University is ranked #224 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Calvin University is priced well for the kind of quality education they provide and thus has earned a good price recognition from College Factual's analysis.

National Value Ranking  224 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  84.78 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Elizabethtown College $73,236 A+
University of South Florida - Main Campus $111,839 A+
Iowa State University $127,893 A
Taylor University $133,143 A
Calvin University $142,493 A-
Ursinus College $150,533 B+
Wheaton College Massachusetts $166,832 B-
University of New Hampshire - Main Campus $167,223 B-
Willamette University $175,833 C
Auburn University $191,099 C-
Catholic University of America $193,076 D+

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

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $142,493 For That Piece of Paper

The Calvin time to graduate is about 4.22 years and will cost an estimated $33,766 per year. This brings the total cost to 142,493.

Average Yearly Cost $33,766
Average Years to Graduate 4.22
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $142,493

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average Calvin student takes 4.22 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your Calvin degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$137,876 In-State With Aid
$214,798 Avg Cost No Aid
4.22 Years to Graduate

Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.

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

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $214,798 #341 B+
All Students $142,493 #224 A-
Only Students Receiving Aid $137,876 #373 B
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $214,798 #16 B-
All Students $142,493 #15 B-
Only Students Receiving Aid $137,876 #19 C

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

About 100% of Calvin students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Calvin financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Calvin cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. 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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