Denison University

Is Denison a Good School for the Money?

Denison University Value Report

Is a Denison degree worth it? Only you know for sure, but College Factual's value analysis can help answer that question. Keep reading for more.

Within Ohio, Denison is a Great Quality for a Good Price.

Top 25% Ohio Value
Top 5% Ohio Quality

Denison University is ranked #3 out of #80 in Ohio for quality and #14 out of #62 for Ohio value.

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

State Value Ranking  14 out of 62
Great Value
State Value Score  77.42 out of 100
Great Value

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

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 20% National Value
Top 10% National Quality

Denison University is ranked #283 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Denison University is priced competitvely when compared to other colleges of similar quality. Based on this information we believe it is a good price for the type of education provided.

National Value Ranking  283 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  80.77 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Brigham Young University - Provo $74,031 A+
Denison University $154,075 A-
University of Massachusetts Amherst $162,905 B+
University of Maryland - College Park $183,430 B-
Hobart and William Smith Colleges $189,428 C+
Pennsylvania State University - University Park $196,414 C
Texas Christian University $214,718 C-
George Washington University $218,956 C-
Tulane University of Louisiana $220,216 C-
Southern Methodist University $228,084 D+

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

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $154,075 For That Piece of Paper

The Denison time to graduate is about 4.03 years and will cost an estimated $38,232 per year. This brings the total cost to 154,075.

Average Yearly Cost $38,232
Average Years to Graduate 4.03
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $154,075

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 Denison 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?

$148,840 In-State With Aid
$279,682 Avg Cost No Aid
4.03 Years to Graduate

Net price can vary based on your unique situation.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how Denison value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $279,682 #656 C+
All Students $154,075 #283 A-
Only Students Receiving Aid $148,840 #437 B
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $279,682 #23 B-
All Students $154,075 #14 B+
Only Students Receiving Aid $148,840 #16 B

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

About 95% of Denison students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Denison 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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