Castleton University

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.

Top 25% Vermont Value
Below Average Vermont Quality

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.

State Value Ranking  2 out of 9
Great Value
State Value Score  77.78 out of 100
Great Value

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

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Average National Quality

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.)

National Value Ranking  1216 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  17.39 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
University of Central Missouri $98,230 A-
Greenville University $104,505 B+
Dakota State University $107,092 B
William Woods University $123,706 C-
University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg $137,477 D-
Castleton University $142,745 F
Menlo College $153,599 F
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?

$75,497 In-State With Aid
$167,969 Avg Cost No Aid
4.25 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 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-
All Students $142,745 #1,216 F
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+
All Students $84,826 #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.


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