Is Castleton a Good School for the Money?
Castleton University Value Report
Is Castleton worth the money? Read College Factual's annual Castleton value report to determine if the school is priced fairly for the quality of education they provide.
Within Vermont, Castleton is Ranked as Below Average in Quality for a Good Price.
Castleton University is ranked #8 out of #10 in Vermont for quality and #2 out of #9 for Vermont value.
This makes it below average in quality but priced pretty well in the state.
Below Average Value Nationwide
Castleton University is ranked #1,216 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.
Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Castleton 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|
|University of Central Missouri||$98,230||A-|
|Dakota State University||$107,092||B|
|William Woods University||$123,706||C-|
|University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg||$137,477||D-|
|Kennesaw State University||$154,979||F|
|Western Connecticut State University||$162,032||F|
*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.
Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $142,745 For That Piece of Paper
The Castleton time to graduate is about 4.25 years and will cost an estimated $33,587 per year. This brings the total cost to 142,745.
|Average Yearly Cost||$33,587|
|Average Years to Graduate||4.25|
|Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree||$142,745|
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 Castleton 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 Castleton value for your educational dollar might vary.
|Nationwide Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$167,969||#846||C-|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$133,416||#1,249||F|
|In-State Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$110,050||#2||B+|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$75,497||#3||B|
Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Vermont.
About 96% of Castleton students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Castleton financial aid you may qualify for.
How to Calculate Value
College Factual calculates value by calculating average Castleton 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.
College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.