Carleton College

Is Carleton a Good School for the Money?

Carleton College Value Report

College Factual set out to determine if Carleton is asking a fair price for the quality of education they provide. Keep reading for the detailed value report.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Top 5% National Quality

Carleton College is ranked #2,508 out of 2,540 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Carleton 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  2508 out of 2540
Great Value
National Value Score  2.64 out of 100
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.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $217,736 for a Carleton Degree

The average Carleton student's degree will cost an estimated $217,736. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $53,762 and a typical 4.05 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $53,762
Average Years to Graduate 4.05
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $217,736

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 Carleton 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?

$157,306 In-State With Aid
$312,255 Avg Cost No Aid
4.05 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 get a sense of how Carleton value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $312,255 #0 F
All Students $217,736 #2,508 F
Only Students Receiving Aid $157,306 #1,913 D-
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $312,255 # F
All Students $217,736 # F
Only Students Receiving Aid $157,306 # F

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

About 74% of Carleton students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Carleton financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Carleton 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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